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  • News, chamber hosting April 8 candidate forum

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum next month to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor will be invited, as will those for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME, 102.7 FM.

  • Luxury apartments given initial OKs

    Grandview Care wants to build three-story, 10-unit building

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission gave its approval Thursday to a 10-unit luxury apartment complex to be built this summer near the Fennhaven area of Tell City. Votes to recommend the project to the city council and zoning-appeals board came despite concerns from nearby residents that the extra traffic would further clog small roadways in the area.

  • Candidate eyes larger role for council

    Hauser says every person, idea important

    TELL CITY - Tom Hauser, 8340 N. Indiana 66, Rome, who filed his candidacy for an at-large seat on the Perry County Council just ahead of a noon, Feb. 22 deadline, said Thursday he wants to serve the county he calls home.

    "I have a vested interest in the county because I was born and raised here and I plan on staying here," he said. "I want to help protect the financial aspects of the county."

  • County violates new EPA smog standard

    Designation based on latest research on ozone

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry was among 14 Indiana counties listed in reports Friday as not meeting a new Environmental Protection Agency health standard for smog.

    Allen, Boone, Clark, Elkart, Greene, Hamilton, Johnson, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Porter, St. Joseph and Warrick counties were also among the 345 nationwide identified in Associated Press reports.

  • Cannelton leaders accept construction bid

    Utilities chief: Copper thieves risking severe injuries

    CANNELTON - Members of Cannelton's board of public works and safety and common council accepted a $1,500 bid for repairs to the city's street-department building at a regular meeting March 10.

    The bid from Charlie Weatherholt was the lowest of two received for repairs to a gutter and sliding door.

  • Aiming High

    Tell City Street Department employee Larry Pfeiffer stretches to make a final cut while trimming trees in the 300 block of Main Street Tuesday. Pfeiffer operates the city's sweeper and said regular pruning not only keeps the branches from bothering pedestrians, but lets him sweep up to the curb. New trees will be planted in coming weeks in four blocks of Main Street and according to the architect of a Main Street project, their branches shouldn't pose any problems to walkers or the city's street sweeper.

  • Veterans helping veterans: Heroes one and all

    TELL CITY - At least three days a week, a van travels to Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics in and around Louisville, Ky. In the van are local veterans who without the Disabled American Veterans van and the volunteers who drive it, would not have a way to their appointments.

    At first, American Legion Post 213 Commander Gene Risse said, volunteers drove veterans to appointments in their own vehicles. Then in 2004, local veterans raised enough money to pay for half of the cost of a van while DAV paid the rest.

  • Musical lineup announced for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest Inc. has released the lineup of bands who will perform during this year's Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial celebration. Performing Wednesday, Aug. 6, will be Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band. Thursday's headliner will be Linda Smith with Above the Law taking to the stage Friday, Aug. 8. StompBox 40 will close out the celebration Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Watch for more information on these bands in upcoming issues of The News and online at www.tellcity150.com.

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will sponsor its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 22 at Tell City Moose Lodge 1424. From 9 to 11 a.m., children up to fifth grade are invited to participate in activities, enjoy breakfast and take photos with the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a candy bag. Committee members are Martha DuPre, Sonya Hagedorn, Jean Schulthise, Betty Cash, Sandy Traphagen, Sarah Miller and Dr. Ana Lagunzad.

  • Swearing to serve (full time)

    Lee Hall recites an oath of office administered by Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Monday. Police Chief Kenny Kellems secured the council's authorization last month to move Hall from part-time to full-time status.