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  • Gardening workshops to be offered

    PERRY COUNTY - Recently there has been an increased interest in raising backyard gardens. Many of these individuals may have little to no experience in vegetable production. To assist these individuals, two workshops will be held in upcoming weeks. Both of these workshops will take place during the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to take their lunches with them to the workshop. They will begin at 12:15 p.m. and conclude by 12:45 p.m.

  • Earth Day program Thursday

    TELL CITY - An ongoing Wellness 2010 program will continue Thursday with a 6 p.m. event in Tell City's City Hall Park. Organizer Tony Hollinden said the evening program, which marks Earth Day, will include food, fellowship and a 2-mile walk and run. Tree seedlings will be given away. For more information, call Hollinden at 547-3441 or City Hall at 547-5511. 

  • Candidates in the spotlight tonight

    TELL CITY - Candidates vying in contested races for county offices will share their reasons for running, goals if elected and respond to some of the questions voters want to have answered during a forum that begins at 6 p.m. today.

  • Tell City breaks ground on 'history-making' project

    TELL CITY - A project years in the making and called historic by the city's mayor kicked off Wednesday with words of praise and the cutting of a red ribbon.

    The ceremony marked the formal start of Tell City's $12 million effort to eliminate combination-sewer overflows, a construction job that will take place over about 18 months and eliminate discharges of wastewater that occur during periods of rain.

  • Cannelton's fire chief, assistant step down

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's fire chief and assistant chief announced Monday they will relinquish their positions at the end of the month.

    Chief Charlie Little said he's leaving the city, and since department bylaws require the chief to reside in the city, he'll no longer be eligible to serve in the position. With 15 years on the department, he is eligible to and will retire, he told members of the city's board of public works and safety and common council in regular meetings.

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  • 7 TC teachers take early retirement

    TELL CITY - Seven people opted to take early retirements from the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., one resigned and the program he was teaching will be cut, and other measures will be implemented to cut costs, the schools superintendent said Tuesday.

  • Berger seeking second term as county auditor

    Editor's Note: The News will profile candidates running in the May 4 primary in coming issues. Information was provided via questionnaires mailed to candidates and in the case of contested races, will be supplemented by News coverage of tonight's forum.

    TELL CITY — Connie Berger, now in her fourth year as Perry County auditor, is seeking a second term in the May 4 primary election. The 48-year-old is unopposed on the Democratic ballot.

  • Library merger postponed

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board learned during their regular meeting April 7 that plans to merge with the Cannelton Public Library have been tabled.

    Library Director Larry Oathout said the Cannelton Library had decided to "step back and look at their situation" before talking more about the possibility of consolidating.

    "That doesn't mean that somewhere down the line, we won't look at merger once again," Oathout told board members.

  • Traveling vet memorial will visit Hawesville next month

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Military veterans in Cannelton are joining with their brothers-at-arms across the river to make arrangements for the visit of a traveling memorial in May.

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be included, and the free event will also honor male and female veterans of other wars in which Americans have fought, said Dan Hayden of Cannelton's Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142. A Fort Hood display will also be featured at the event scheduled for May 12-14 at the Hancock County Fairground.