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  • USDA funds eyed for new hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A finance program offered by the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture could be tapped later this year to finance a new Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    A newly reconstituted Perry County Hospital Association voted Feb. 29 to host a public hearing on a pending application for approximately $40 million that would pay for the new facility, which has been held up by a struggling national economy.

  • Officials agree to pay jail designer to flesh out plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a meeting last Monday to pay the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis nearly $753,000 for their part in moving the county toward building a new jail.

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  • Tell City drama students light up stage

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the Tell City High School Drama Department for “An Evening of Theater” Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    The group will present two one-act plays each day, with the large cast coming together to perform “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”

    The first play to be staged will be “This is a Test” and follows a main character who is still in school. The test she is taking will determine “her future,” as one character explains.

  • United Way-FamilyWize savings top $331,000

    TELL CITY – Thousands of prescriptions go unfilled simply because they are too expensive. But free FamilyWize prescription discount cards, provided by United Way of Perry County and United Way of Crawford County address this problem. Last year, this partnership saved residents in Perry and Crawford counties $331,800.76  by cutting the cost of medicines by an average of 35 percent.

  • Corrections

    Calvin Cash, who was nominated as the county council’s representative to a county animal welfare, control and education board now being formed, was incorrectly identified by County Councilman Alan Cassidy in a Feb. 23 meeting. As the News reported Monday, the council tabled the nomination.

  • Troy VFD accepting applications

    TROY – The Troy Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighters. Applications can be picked up at Troy Utility Office or from any Troy firefighter.

  • Farm Bureau members to meet Tuesday at Leopold for dinner

    LEOPOLD – Perry County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Leopold Conservation Club.

    A pork-chop dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Bryan Whistler will be the main speaker for the evening. He will discuss his recent visit to India and will speak about what he learned about agriculture in that nation. A short business meeting will follow, with the election of delegates.

    Tickets are $4 each. To make reservations, call 547-7044 or stop by the Farm Bureau office in Tell City.

  • Salvation Army accepts cash donations for tornado relief

    PERRY COUNTY – “The emergency response for tornado disaster relief has been tremendous,” according to Rhonda Money, southern Indiana liaison for the Salvation Army. “People have been very generous with supplies and needs, so at this time The Salvation Army is only accepting monetary donations.”