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  • Community well positioned for tourism boom

    O'Bannon Highway, I-64 have county at tourism crossroads

    TELL CITY - A new state highway tying Perry County with communities to its north is opening new opportunities for local tourism, the director of Perry County's convention and visitors bureau said this month.

    Local officials and those involved in tourism-related businesses, Bev Minto said, need to realize just how connected Perry County is to its neighbors and how beneficial the roadways will be in drawing visitors and their spending dollars to the county.

  • Davis to become county clerk Feb. 1

    TELL CITY - Doris Davis, first deputy under two county clerks, will begin shouldering the duties of the office's top job Feb. 1. An employee of the office since 1998, Davis was appointed county clerk Saturday by Democratic precinct chairmen.

    She will succeed Debbie Elder, who has accepted the position of treasurer for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Davis will serve the balance of Elder's term, which runs through 2010.

    Davis said she has worked hard to maintain the high standards of the office as first-deputy clerk and will serve the public well as county clerk.

  • Port officials approve bond terms

    Second attempt nets offers from two area financial institutions

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad board members met the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to press ahead on efforts to fund infrastructure improvements they've been pursuing for several years.

    The result of their holiday meeting, a resolution incorporating terms of a bond bid from First State Bank, was to go before county commissioners and council members in meetings Wednesday and today, respectively.

  • Group prioritizes school-renovation needs

    Will make recommendations to board Feb. 12

    TELL CITY - In conducting research for another school system, consultant Al Long said Tuesday, he found 97 percent of all students can succeed academically if they feel welcome in their classrooms.

  • Tell City man turns self in, jailed for child molesting

    King, 30, suspended from job at Branchville Correctional Facility

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged Thursday with child molesting remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday and if convicted, could spend much of the rest of his life in prison.

  • Pioneer Days meeting Tuesday

    TROY - The planning committee for this year's Pioneer Days celebration in Troy will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the town meeting room next to the utility office.

    Anyone who wants to assist with the celebration is invited.

    The committee will discuss dates for the 2008 event at this meeting. For more information call 547-7501.

  • WKU to visit PCHS Wednesday

    LEOPOLD - Brice Boyer, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit Perry Central High School at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. For more information e-mail admissions@wku.edu or call (270) 745-2551.

  • Perry Central Book Night Tuesday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Family Outreach will have a Family Book Night Tuesday for families with children, birth through kindergarten, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Perry Central Elementary School cafeteria and library.

  • Learn about FASFA Tuesday at CHS

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the high-school cafeteria for all high-school seniors and their parents.

  • Teen substance-abuse workshops scheduled

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse in February for the public and specialized groups.

    Beginning Feb. 10, Ross will hold a workshop for recovering addicts called "Tips on Recovery: Understanding the Change Process" from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton.

    From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, he will talk to the public about teenage substance abuse at the Schergens Center in Tell City.