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  • Visitors center plans clear first green light


    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote, the Tell City Common Council gave its endorsement Monday to a new visitors and event center on Seventh Street. The resolution it approved gives official support for using income from a neighborhood-housing grant to build the structure, which would sit on the site of the former William Tell Woodcrafters in the 300 block of Seventh Street.

  • The Holiest of Weeks
  • Schools chief, board commend students

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Upon recommendations from interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, Cannelton School Board members signed at a meeting March 15 congratulatory letters to a number of students and two coaches.

    One went to Rachel Pierrard for winning the Eighth Grade American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Cannelton to seek students from outside city boundaries

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a March 15 regular meeting to reach out into surrounding communities in an effort to increase their student population.

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  • Missing Derby-area man located Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – An elderly man missing for nearly a day was found unharmed Thursday morning.

    Patrick H. Cassidy, 86, of 11441 Tide Road, was last seen at his residence between 6:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family members contacted police that night after he failed to return home. Police said Cassidy became lost. He was found not far from his home and was transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital by a family member.

  • Commissioners’ certificate sale Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners will conduct a certificate sale of properties with delinquent taxes which did not sell at the 2011 Perry County tax sale. The sale will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Perry County courthouse.

    In Indiana, county commissioners are authorized to offer for sale a tax lien on delinquent properties that remain unsold and unpaid from a prior year’s county tax sale.

  • Voter-registration deadline is April 9

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that April 9 is the last day to register to vote for the primary election to be held May 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Perry Central graduate earns top teaching honors

    Feature Writer

    EVANSVILLE – When Dr. Joy Cook, assistant professor of radiologic and imaging sciences at the University of Southern Indiana, found out she had been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for a new faculty member by the school, she was more than a little surprised.

    “I had no clue I had been nominated,” she said in a phone interview. “I feel very honored that a student or someone in my professional area considers what I do great for students.”

  • Recycling district eyes household hazardous-waste plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director and advisory board of the Perry County Recycling Management District are continuing to work toward launching a household-hazardous-waste collection program and have put a proposed office-paper shredding effort on hold to focus on it.

    The director, Ken Smith, said at a board-of-directors meeting March 22 he was awaiting a quote for a concrete containment unit to go under a building that will house the materials.