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  • Post office plans passport fair

    TELL CITY - Looking to cross the border soon? If so, plan early to get your passport. The U.S. Post Office in Tell City will host a passport fair Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees will be able to help customers with the required forms. Applicants will be able to have the needed photograph taken at the post office. The post office will have forms on hand, but residents can download forms at http://www.travel.state.gov.

    For more information, call the post office at 547-3831.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in motion

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County will again play host to its 46th annual Dogwood Tour April 26-27.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking applications from businesses that want to participate in this year's tour. Applications must be received by the CVB office no later than Feb. 15 for businesses to be included in the annual printed brochure.

    For more information, write or visit the CVB Office, 601 Main St., P.O. Box 721, Tell City or call 547-7933.

  • Cannelton crowns royalty

    Seniors Michael Purcell and Ashley Seifert were crowned the Cannelton High School 2008 basketball homecoming king and queen Saturday before the varsity game against Shoals.

  • Two TC High School grads finish Marine Corps training

    TELL CITY - Two Tell City High School graduates just released from Marine Corps basic training are back in their hometown this week to visit with families and friends. They're also sharing information about opportunities the Marine Corps offers young men and women to high-school students.

    Stephen Patrick and Nathan Straneva, both 18, graduated from basic training Feb. 1 at Parris Island, S.C. The 13 weeks covered general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familiarization. Both visited Tell City High School Monday to share their experiences.

  • Storm heavy, but county escapes damage

    PERRY COUNTY - Powerful storms passing over the county Tuesday night and early Wednesday dumped heavy rain but caused little damage, local officials said.

    The area escaped tornadoes that claimed lives and caused widespread damage in Kentucky, Tennessee and other states.

  • PC performers earn top rankings

    HUNTINGBURG - Perry Central Community School musicians returned to Leopold with five gold and two silver medals, and those who didn't achieve the gold standard came very close, in solo competition Saturday at Southridge High School.

    That's according to Music Director Rob Cason, who said Tuesday he was pleased at the results of Indiana State School Music Association solo-and-ensemble contests. Saturday's event was one of two district contests at 24 sites in which student musicians could qualify for state competition.

  • Tell City musicians capture 34 gold medals

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City-Troy Township seventh- through 12th-grade student performers brought home 34 gold, 15 silver and two bronze medals from district-level solo-and-ensemble competitions at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Those earning gold in the top group qualified to compete at the state level Feb. 23 at North Central High School, Indianapolis. Solo qualifiers include Ariel Etienne, French horn; Nick Hawkins, snare drum; Benji Koelling, drum set; Amber Mueller, trombone; Jessica Niswonger, alto saxophone and Sarah Roccia, clarinet.

  • Amos seeks seat on county board of commissioners

    Democrat will face Sherry in May primary

    TELL CITY - Perry County has its first contested race in the May 6 primary election. William E. "Bill" Amos of 912 30th St., Tell City, filed Thursday for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners. The Democrat will face incumbent Don Sherry in the primary.

  • Animal-control officer requests supplies

    Commissioners considering sale of surplus vehicles

    TELL CITY - County Animal Control Officer Micah Jackson told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday he needs some basic supplies in order to do his job.

    A computer, digital camera, locks for outdoor cages and a ticket book that includes offenses defined in a local ordinance would be useful, Jackson said.

  • State offers phone alerts about prison escapes

    Public can register to receive calls when emergencies occur

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction, in partnership with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, is launching a new automated system to alert residents living near Branchville Correctional Facility and nearly two dozen other state correctional centers to public-safety emergencies.

    The new service, announced last week, will keep residents informed of prison escapes, environmental hazards or other emergencies.