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Today's News

  • Board hears comments on closing junior-high school

    TELL CITY - The message he took from voters in a referendum Nov. 3 was "we don't want to give you more money; use what you've got," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday.

  • Nothing wrong with local vaccine

    CANNELTON - News this week that some lots of pediatric H1N1 vaccine are being recalled shouldn't be of concern to parents who obtained their children's vaccines locally, the county's public health nurse said Wednesday.

    None of the vaccine administered by the Perry County Health Department or local health-care providers was included in the four lots of pediatric syringes being recalled.

  • Woman's rare medical condition triggers crash

    ST. MARKS - Angela Blum found out she has Arnold-Chiari malformation after a minor accident in 2000.

    "It was just a fender-bender, but I didn't realize it," she said Monday. "I was pretty incoherent."

  • Adams receives Perry County Lifetime Philanthropist Award

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman whose life has revolved around her family and community was honored last week for a lifetime of generosity.

    Evelyn Adams was named the first recipient of the Perry County Lifetime Philanthropist Award, presented by the Perry County Community Foundation during a Dec. 8 luncheon. Pat Crawford, member of the board of trustees for the foundation, presented the award and outlined her life of service, to community, youth and those in need.

  • Pride named District IV Superintendent of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents recently announced that former Tell City resident and recently retired North Putnam Community School Corp. Superintendent Murray Pride has been named the District IV Superintendent of the Year.

    Superintendents in each of the eight IAPSS districts nominate and elect a district superintendent of the year based on qualifications and professional accomplishments.

  • Community foundation awards more than $28,000

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $28,000 at its grant awards Dec. 8. The awards luncheon, held at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, is an event hosted by the foundation to recognize donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

    "Any individual or business who has been a donor to the foundation has helped build the endowments that allow for our grants program," said Grants Committee Chairman Joe Malone. "It is through our donors that we are successful."

  • Day of Caring draws 102 volunteers
  • Murder-mystery theater to ring in new year

    TELL CITY - Christmas has yet to arrive but the Tell City Regional Arts Association is already looking forward to New Year's Eve and a fun night at the Schergens Center.

    The group is hosting a Masquerade Murder Mayhem mystery theater at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

    "It promises to be a fun night of solving a whodunit crime," said Cheri Taylor, the group's president.

    The group hosted a dinner theater last winter that received rave reviews and Taylor said the New Year's Eve event will offer the same fun.

  • City Hall meeting Monday to explore proposed dog park

    TELL CITY - A 5:30 p.m. meeting in the Portico Room at City Hall will explore the formation of a group of people interested in developing a dog park in Tell City. Councilman Tony Hollinden said the session will be short and informal to "help us get started."

  • Late-blooming lilac draws attention