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  • UPDATE - Christmas parades rescheduled

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's and Leopold's annual Christmas parades, both postponed due to rain Sunday, have been rescheduled for their original times this Sunday. Also rescheduled are follow-on activities in each community's park.

    The News erroneously reported in its online edition last week the Tell City parade would begin at 1 p.m. It remains scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, offering a double feature for fans of floats, marching bands and blaring sirens.

  • Domestic violence, assault support groups forming

    TELL CITY - Crisis Connection Inc. is accepting applications for support groups for women who have been or are currently in controlling, abusive or manipulative relationships.

    The Women's Domestic Violence Support Group meets bi-monthly. Topics for discussion include empowerment, communication skills, goal-setting, decision-making, anger management, self-care, assertiveness and boundary setting.

    Contact Patty Klem, group facilitator, at (812) 482-1555 for more information.

  • Hospital trustees OK behavior standards for employees

    TELL CITY - The needs of patients will always come first under a standards-of-behavior plan approved Thursday by Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees.

    The work of several hospital staff members, the plan spells out the hospital's expectations of its employees in interacting with patients and the respect, privacy and safety due them, their loved ones and visitors to the county health-care facility.

  • Forest Service plans meeting on invasive plants

    Control efforts proposed on seven sites in county

    LEOPOLD - Hoosier National Forest officials will host a Dec. 12 public meeting to discuss the control and treatment of invasive plants within the Hoosier National Forest. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Forest officials have identified seven areas of barren communities in Perry County for treatment, all designated special areas because of the unique geology each offers or the plant species they support.

  • Annexation back before TC council

    Meeting this evening may decide fate of expansion plans

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council could cast votes tonight on whether or not to annex hundreds of acres of land into the city, an issue that played a role in last month's municipal elections and packed the council's second-floor chambers with opponents twice in recent months.

  • Overlook project suffers second bidding setback

    Estimates too high, again, for Eagles Bluff work

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation received no bids below the engineer's estimate for a restroom facility at Eagles Bluff Park, an INDOT spokeswoman said Thursday morning.

    The project will have to go back to county officials for a decision on whether to cut costs more than they have been, seek additional funding or cancel the project, she said.

  • Tell City superstar Tom Kron dies at 63

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tom Kron, 63, generally considered the best athlete in Tell City history, died Thursday.

    A four-sport star at Tell City, he made the biggest mark in basketball. A 6-foot-4 guard, he led the basketball Marksmen to their only semistate championship and a trip to the state final four as a junior in 1961.

    He also played for regional championship teams in 1959 (he joined the varsity roster late in the season as a freshman) and 1960.

  • Holiday Spirit on Parade

    It was his warm sock hat, not the reindeer antlers on his head, that helped keep 9-year-old Dacoda Chenault warm during Friday night's Cannelton Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, its auxiliary unit and Sons of the American Legion detachment, the parade is a yearly kickoff to the holiday season. Bundled against the cold, large numbers of parade-goers watched floats, police and fire vehicles and motorcycles along Indiana 66 and Washington Street. More Cannelton parade photos appear under the headline, "Christmastime in Cannelton."

  • Hometown Hero: Morton's virtues include an ability to clown around

    TELL CITY - A pianist, spiritual leader and clown are just a few of the hats Polly Story, community-service representative for Oakwood Health Campus, sees Gary Morton wearing every week.

  • Council opts out of local oversight

    Legislation aimed at consolidating school, government building needs

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 20 to avoid oversight by a board that might have been created under legislation adopted this year.

    The state legislature passed House Enrolled Act 1478, which establishes a board of tax and capital projects review in each county, Council President Pete Franzman said. "We can opt out of the council having the budget overlooked; I would suggest that we do."