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  • Input session Tuesday on TC comprehensive plan

    TELL CITY – A second public input session on the development of Tell City’s comprehensive plan is set for Tuesday evening. Mayor Barbara Ewing encourages the public to attend the 6 to 8 p.m. meeting at the Schergens Center. Participants will be given an opportunity to prioritize goals and objectives with those given top priority becoming potential future projects for the city.

  • High-flying health fair

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  • County’s Dogwood Tour turning 50

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Dogwood Festival will mark half a century of springtime celebrations this weekend with a busy schedule of activities.

    “We know the dogwood blossoms will be gone but Dogwood will be the good time it always is,” County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Bev Minto said at a recent meeting.

    Events are planned in several communities, including towns on the first tour in 1962.

    Saturday Events

  • Retired superintendent to become Cannelton principal

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A man who retired in 2004 as superintendent for Springs Valley Community Schools was selected Thursday to become principal of Cannelton’s elementary and junior-senior high schools.

    Roger Fisher continued writing grant applications as a private contractor for Spring Valley schools for two or three years after retiring at the age of 62, he said Friday morning.

  • Faith of their fathers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

  • Tell City Junior-Senior H.S. students to learn about traffic safety, hands-on

    TELL CITY – Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among 15-20 year olds. This spring, Indiana Students Against Destructive Decisions will bring visits with interactive, educational teen traffic-safety programming to Tell City Junior-Senior High School. In an effort to lower teen fatalities, Indiana SADD has partnered with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and State Farm Insurance to offer the free traffic safety programming to schools and communities throughout the state.

  • Four generations of Bumm Family ride Harleys

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  • Social Security rep visits to change

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to the current budget situation, the Social Security Administration announced that effective today, a representative will visit the Tell City remote site located at 700 Main St., Tell City only when an appointment has been made in advance.

    Residents of Perry County can call toll-free directly to the New Albany Social Security office at (866) 331-9073 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through to conduct their Social Security business.

  • Property-tax bills due May 10

    TELL CITY – The first installment of property taxes, which were mailed at the beginning of April, will be due on the traditional date of May 10.

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the county courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or they can mail payments to the address listed on statements.

  • County commissioners agree on numerous issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting April 2 an ordinance on electronic-monitoring funds and chose a bank to finance highway-department equipment. They also amended a geographic information system data-sharing agreement, named an Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator and declared two pickup trucks surplus.

    Electronic Monitoring