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  • American Sign Language class planned

    TELL CITY - A beginner's American Sign Language course will be available at Tell City Junior High School beginning Monday.

    The course will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. Cost is $40.

    For more information and registration, contact Kristine Adams at k_adams@psci.net, 836-2588 or at P.O. Box 461, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Gardening writer Jeneen Wiche visiting Jan. 29

    BRISTOW - Jeneen Wiche, whose gardening column appears regularly in The Perry County News, will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 29 meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

    The 60th annual meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Bristow Community Center. Cost for the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are required and must be made by Jan. 24. For more information or to make reservations call 547-4686.

  • City leaders inaugurated

    New year brings familiar, new faces to municipal government

  • TC department heads to remain in their jobs for 2008

    Rudolph, Little tapped for city's works board

    TELL CITY - In her first official act Tuesday as Tell City's new mayor, Barbara Ewing named the supervisors of utilities and various city departments who will serve during the first year of her administration.

    Ewing is retaining the city department heads who served under Mayor Gayle Strassell, many of whom have been in their jobs for several years. Ewing also announced her choices for the city's board of public works and safety and city attorney.

  • GED testing in Cannelton begins Jan. 10

    CANNELTON - Beginning Jan. 10, North Spencer Alternative Education Center will offer free GED class at the Cotton Mill Apartments in Cannelton.

    The class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cotton Mill conference room, Adam Street entrance. The class is free for adults 18 years of age or older. To register for the class call (812) 686-0430.

  • State police investigate theft of telephone wire

    ST. MEINRAD - Indiana State Police Detective Christopher Cecil is investigating the theft of telephone wire from Perry Spencer Communications, located at 11877 E. State Road 62 near St. Meinrad.

    According to Cecil, Daren Brown, plant manager at the utility, reported that someone had removed $326.38 worth of wire. It's not known exactly when the theft occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (800) 742-7475.

  • Perry Central receiving money from Alcoa

    NEWBURGH ' Seven area nonprofit organizations are benefiting from the good work done by employees at Alcoa Warrick Operations through the Community Chest Program.

    The Community Chest was created this year when Alcoa added $5 to the chest for each viable employee suggestion. The suggestions have created more than $30,000 in the fund including $10,000 being invested today in support of the good work going on in the community.

  • Reed named Troy Township trustee

    TELL CITY - Troy Township has a new trustee. Cannelton resident Pat Reed has been appointed to the position by Democrat precinct leaders and succeeds JoAnn Smith in the office. Smith has accepted a position in the county treasurer's office.

    Reed is no stranger to public service, having worked eight years in the Troy Township Assessor's office and then four years on the county council. Her father, Walter "Boob" Amos, was Troy Township's trustee for more than a decade in the 1970s and 80s. Reed's mother, Hazel, finished her father's last term after his death.

  • The Defining Stories of 2007

    The Defining Stories of 2007

    Top headlines of the past year included city elections, school project

    Incumbent mayors fall in 2007 elections

    One of the biggest stories of the year was months in the making and came to a head on Election Day. Democrats won races for mayor in Tell City and Cannelton and kept control of both cities' common councils.

    Five-term Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Ewing defeated incumbent Gayle Strassell in the race for Tell City's mayor. The final margin was 1,769 votes for Ewing and 1,145 for Strassell.

  • Illinois firm to provide medical care at jail

    CANNELTON - A Peoria, Ill.-based health-care contractor that already provides medical services in half of Indiana's county jails will soon oversee health care for men and women incarcerated in Perry County.

    Commissioners approved a verbal agreement Thursday with Advanced Correctional Healthcare, a five-year-old company already working in 11 states at facilities ranging in size from 18 beds to more than 1,100. Final approval of a contract will follow next month if the county council approves transfers of money at a meeting Thursday.