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  • Leaders want residents involved in revitalization


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    CANNELTON – City leaders adopted one resolution to seek a planning grant and another to designate the city’s center a “slum and blighted area” in support of that objective during meetings June 11 that included a public hearing.

    The city is pursuing a $30,000 planning grant from the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs that would begin a downtown-revitalization process. If approved, the city would provide $5,000 in matching funds.

  • Drug, alcohol awareness poster contest winners announced

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office has announced winners of its 2012 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Open to all Perry County kindergarten through seventh-grade students, the contest ran from April 18 through May 18.

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  • Warner is new community foundation director

    PERRY COUNTY – Renate Warner is the new director of the Perry County Community Foundation and is looking forward to helping the community through her work there. 

    “There are many people who care about Perry County, and I’m excited to be in a role to connect citizens to the causes they are passionate about,” she said.

  • New signs coming to Tell City’s downtown





    TELL CITY – New signs pointing the way to some of Tell City’s most popular attractions and many of its retail businesses could be in place by Schweizer Fest after a request by the city’s downtown committee was approved Monday by the board of public works and safety. 

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  • Band students, parents invited to meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are preparing for their 2012-13 marching season, and invite all high-school band students and their parents to a show party and meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Tell City High School Café.

    For more information, call Selina Sims at 719-7232.

  • TCHS’s Sims earns Dewey E. Dauby Memorial Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Rich Dauby presented the Dewey E. Dauby Memorial Scholarship to Tell City High School graduate Tyler Sims. The $500 scholarship award is presented in the fields of science or math and recognizes Dewey Dauby’s service as an Army medic in the South Pacific during World War 11 from 1941-45.

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Cannelton PD seeks information on Thursday accident

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall is asking for the public’s help in his department’s investigation of a Thursday-morning accident at Indiana 66 and Herzeele streets. Hall said Alfredo Rodriguez Jr. was injured on his scooter at the intersection at approximately 7:40 a.m.

    No one witnessed the accident, Hall said. Rodriguez suffered a severe head injury and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.