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  • Crowd expected at Perry Central health fair

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School’s annual health fair will deliver a wealth of information this evening – along with a chance to run, bike, stretch and dance.

    “We expect another big crowd and there will be a lot to see, learn and do,” said Jackie Colucci, family-outreach director at Perry Central. That group and Perry County Memorial Hospital are co-sponsors.

  • Cannelton abatement plan finds support

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Before the public works and city council meetings kicked off April 2 in Cannelton, the public was invited to two public hearings to discuss a tax abatement for a local business and the city’s plan to apply for a rural development grant.

    City attorney John Werner opened up the floor to the handful of residents in attendance to hear comments first about a tax abatement for Moskos Brothers LP, who are working to improve several buildings along the city’s Seventh Street.

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  • School tax rises to what it should be

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will see a property-tax increase this year, but that’s because they weren’t charged what they should have been last year.

    That’s according to interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, who explained the tax hike at a regular school-board meeting March 15. The school-levy tax rate paid in 2011 was 88 cents per $100 of assessed valuation because the only levy was for debt service to repay a bond issue, he explained.

  • Fatal fire remains under investigation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TOBINSPORT – Three days after a fatal house fire in Tobinsport, little information was available about what may have caused the blaze that claimed the life of a 44-year-old father.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said Daniel H. Stilwell, 44, of Tobinsport, died when flames tore through his home along Indiana 166. Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call around 5 a.m. from Breckinridge County, Ky., authorities, reporting that flames could be seen in Tobinsport.

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  • National Players to perform Shakespeare, Steinbeck plays

    FERDINAND – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays on April 20-21.

    On Friday, April 20, the actors will perform William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” On Saturday, April 21, the performance will be “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Both performances are free, but reservations are recommended.

  • Band boosters seek auction items for annul fundraiser set for April 21

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fund-raising auction April 21.

    The boosters have been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and welcome items from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Anyone who has items to donate should call Selina Sims, auction chairwoman, at 547-2945 or 719-7232. Transportation of any donated items can be arranged.

  • County vacates Utah Road

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted unanimously to vacate Utah Road after learning a judge determined it does not serve as an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

    The News reported July 19, 2010, that the commissioners denied a request from Kirk Morrison, whose property northwest of Magnet is split by the road. He wanted to open the land for recreational uses, but feared liability issues could arise for people using the road.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – A playground triathlon, Zumba, yoga and line dancing are just a few of the more than 45 booths and activities at this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday.

    The free community event being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will also feature health screenings, health and safety booths and a free fiesta supper.