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  • Retired superintendent to become Cannelton principal

    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.

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  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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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