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  • Infrastructure, housing key to quality-of-life issues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Presenting her annual State of the City Address, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing recapped a busy 2011 filled with infrastructure projects, new-home construction and major municipal improvements.

  • City seeks full-time police officer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is seeking a full-time first-class patrolman.

    The city’s board of public works and common council voted Monday to advertise the position. Police Chief Lee Hall said interested officers can pick up applications at City Hall and should return them by 4 p.m. March 2. Further information may be obtained by calling 547-2111.

  • Eager board members get first peek at new bookmobile

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Public Library were able to see the beginnings of a new bookmobile being built for the library.

    Library Director Larry Oathout shared with board members present at the board’s February meeting Feb.1 a report and pictures of the new vehicle. Oathout and bookmobile librarian Brandi Sanders traveled to Canton, Ohio, Jan. 25 and 26, where the bookmobile is being built to see how the process is coming along and to make final interior design decisions.

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  • Cannelton facing cash pinch in 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The last administration overran the budget,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said near the conclusion of a two-hour common-council meeting Monday. “Therefore, November’s ending balance for the general fund was in the red at $113,530.”

    The city’s motor-vehicle-highway fund contained only $728.71, she continued. “At the start of this new year, the general fund was $69,000 and the MVH was $692.”

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  • Black-history lecture set Feb. 28 in St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will deliver the annual black-history lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    His talk will be on “The History and Sanctity of Father Augustus Tolton.” Born into slavery in 1854, Tolton became the first American diocesan priest of African descent. The cause for his sainthood was introduced in 2010 by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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  • Author to speak at Lincoln Day Program

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m.in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.

  • Crisis Connection collects personal-care items

    JASPER – Crisis Connection Inc. is seeking donations of new unused sample or small-size personal-care items for distribution to area teens.