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  • Still time to submit downtown suggestions

    TELL CITY – Your voice counts! A group of Tell City business, economic development and retail individuals are developing a plan to advance and improve its downtown. This Tell City downtown development group would like input from all Perry County residents.

  • Actors delight in "Quarantine"

    TELL CITY – The Marksmen drama department put on their annual play March 11 through March 13.

    The play they performed was “A Delightful Quarantine,” a comedy about how the town of Wilspier, Penn., reacts when they are put into quarantine during an alien invasion. The quarantine caused everyone to act differently. Some used it as a chance to have a little fun while others used it as a chance to meet their families. The entire play was narrated by freshman Kyle Boyer.

  • Registration for primary election ends today

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that today is the last day to register to vote for the primary election May 3. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business today.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office or on the secretary of state’s Web site at www.in.gov/sos. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Power outages possible in TC this week

    TELL CITY – Due to maintenance scheduled this week at the Tell City Electric Department’s East Substation, there will be brief outages during this week, the utility reported to The News.

    The substation is located at 19th and Jefferson streets.

    For more information, call the electric utility at 547-3411.

  • TC man sentenced in Troy beating

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison last month for a fight police said at the time was likely gang-related.

    Jacob C. Burch, 18, of 729 15th St., pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a Class B felony, in the beating of Steven C. Gardner.

    Burch was given a total sentence of 20 years, but 10 years of prison time was suspended under terms of a plea agreement. Burch will serve probation once he is released.

  • Blue Ribbon students

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students pinned on blue ribbons and placed pinwheels in front of the school Friday in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Click photos to enlarge.)

  • Worries grow over future of city library

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Larry Oathout described work by committees considering the merger of Tell City-Perry County and Cannelton public libraries for members of the Cannelton School Board in its latest regular meeting.

  • County council hears about potential library merger

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – As he has done before his own board of directors (reported March 2) and the Cannelton School Board (this edition), Larry Oathout described progress by people examining a merger of local libraries to the county council Thursday.

    The director for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library had appeared before the council in the fall, he reminded its members, but last year’s election brought a change in its leadership.

  • Current poll question: Was the county council right to give the sheriff a 4.7-percent raise while denying other employees any increase?

    We invite News readers to express their views about current events by responding to the online poll or using other features in our Opinion section. You'll also find our editorials and columns there, as well as our Readers Forum, where you can start or contribute to discussions on just about any topic.

  • ‘Green’ volunteers sought for April 16 activities

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on cleanup activities for Green Volunteer Day April 16.

    Organizations that would like to assist with this project are asked to meet on Main Street in front of City Hall Park at 9 a.m. for supplies and assignments.

    This is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, church groups, etc. to get some service hours and to enhance the appearance of our community.