Local News

  • 11,808 Boxes of Cookies

    PERRY COUNTY — One hundred Perry County Scouts sold 984 cases of cookies for a total of 11,808 boxes.

    Booth sales in Perry County are from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Noble's IGA and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fifth Third, Noble's IGA and Orscheln Farm and Home Store.

    Cookies will also be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Sunday and Feb. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cash Savers March 6.

  • School system works to cut costs

    TELL CITY - "We are in the throes of some pretty severe budget cuts," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said during a Feb. 9 school-board meeting.

    Brainstorming the problem resulted in "several suggestions which we think are going to make a huge impact on the school corporation," he continued before asking the board to consider ideas in three areas as a package.

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  • Pund joins May race for county treasurer

    TELL CITY - Judy Pund of Tell City filed her candidacy Tuesday for the office of county treasurer. Pund, who is making her first try at elected political office, was employed by Citizens National Bank, now Old National Bank, from July 1967 to February 2010. That experience, she said, gives her the experience to be an effective treasurer.

  • Drum line hopes to boost score at second competition

    TELL CITY - People attending Tell City High School's home basketball game Friday will get a chance to see the school's drum line perform and three people will win cash prizes offered in a band-boosters raffle.

    Drum-line members were disappointed with an 11th-place finish at their first contest of the season and hope another chance to perform before a live audience will boost their score at the next one.

  • Perry Central musicians earn medals

    LEOPOLD - Only a handful of Perry Central Community School band members were able to compete in district-level solo and ensemble contests due to weather Jan. 30, their director reported, but the few who did performed well.

  • News seeks Web addresses

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is seeking Web site addresses from businesses and nonprofit groups in the county to be included in the 2010 issue of Discover Perry County.

    This year's edition of the county-wide community guide will be published next month.

    Web site listings can be e-mailed to koellingkevin@yahoo.com. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 26.

  • Census assistance centers coming to area in March

    TELL CITY - At a Jan. 21 meeting with Census Bureau Indiana Senior Partnership Specialist Sandy Appler, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, Tell City Complete Count Committee Co-chairs Marcie and Louie Heitkemper, Perry County Auditor Connie Berger and Perry County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg, locations for two local Census 2010 Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted Sites were established.

    For Tell City, the centers will be located at City Hall in the old Tell City Water Department Office, across the hallway from the current Tell City Water Department Office.

  • Tell City-Perry County Library to host story-time series starting Monday

    TELL CITY - The winter-into-spring story-time series, "You've Got the Cutest Giggle," is scheduled to begin Monday at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The story times will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding the last week in April. The spring series introduces all new character traits - love, honesty, patience, thankfulness, faith, tact, joy, sharing, responsibility and confidence.

  • State gives first OK to proposed hospital site

    TELL CITY - The board of trustees of Perry County Memorial Hospital approved policies, learned about tentative state approval of a site for a proposed new hospital and approved staff credentialing.

    Policies approved by the board during the Jan. 25 meeting cover the use of restraints and ethical procedures. Both were previously approved by the hospital's Medical Executive Committee.

  • Hearing will reveal utility study's findings

    TROY - The town of Troy will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to discuss a recently completed master utility study.

    The hearing will be held at Troy Town Hall.

    The study was funded by a Federal Community Development Block Grant from the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs. Representatives of Midwestern Engineers, the company that did the study, will present their findings and recommendations on town utilities.

    The public will be allowed to offer comments and ask questions.