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  • New $5 bill helps visually impaired

    Large number, purple incorporated into note

    TELL CITY - Tell City resident and ResCare direct-care worker Kim Heubel likes the new $5 bill for its ease of use by her clients.

    "I teach my clients how to handle money," she said, explaining the training she provides is intended to help people live their lives as independently as possible.

  • Paychecks, batting averages converge at PCDC lunch

    Kinnett: County needs trained or trainable work force in order to court employers

    TELL CITY - Simply creating jobs can actually hurt an area, the president and chief executive officer of the Perry County Development Corp. pointed out in a speech before local business, community and economic-development officials March 18.

    During a rescheduled annual meeting of the organization, formed by area leaders in 1991 to attract new business and investments to the county, Chris Kinnett used a sports analogy to make his point.

  • Students seek contest cash

    People can help at TV-station Web site

    CANNELTON - Students enrolled in a student-publications course at Cannelton High School want as many people as possible to see and vote for a video production they created and posted at the WFIE-TV Web site.

    "This is the first time they've made a video, and we're very proud of it," Principal Ginger Conrad said at a March 19 school-board meeting.

    The production's theme is school pride, and several students and staff members are asked, on camera, what they like about their school.

  • Boosters offer breakfast April 5

    TELL CITY - All-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice will be served 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Tell City High School Band Booster Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in the Twilight Towers dining area.

    Adult tickets can be purchased for $5 from any high-school-band family, at the door or by contacting Patty Hawkins at 547-3731 or Jane Coyle at 547-5485.

    Children 10 years and younger will eat for $3 with tickets purchased at the door.

    Take-out plates will be available.

  • Animal shelter open house Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Animal Shelter will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter.

  • Mayors discuss government-reform proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Both of the mayors in Perry County agree government services should be streamlined where possible, but aren't comfortable with some of the recommendations from the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, formed last summer by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    "We all realize that's important," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said of increasing efficiency. "It's a balancing act. Taxpayers in Tell City and the whole state want fair taxation, and deserve it."

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  • Officials return courthouse roof-repair job to original bidder

    TELL CITY - In a meeting attended by county-council representatives and county commissioners, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission opted Wednesday to give a courthouse roof-repair job back to the only contractor who initially bid on it.

    Fella Home Improvement of Troy offered to repair the building's leaky roof for $52,320 in May, but at the urging of member Tony Hollinden, the redevelopment commission tabled the issue to determine why the roof deteriorated so quickly and how such degradation can be prevented in the future.

  • School board eyes financial options

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's schools superintendent said Wednesday he and representatives of banks and state agencies are working toward a plan to spread the school corporation's debts over "perhaps 15 to 20 years."

  • Scientists at work