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  • Cannelton sets cleanup dates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced last Monday his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup the week of April 8.

    For the annual cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up.

    A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • Parks board discusses apparent crack in restroom tank

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department just had its truck repaired and is now wondering what to do about a crack in a restroom tank at its Wilkerson Park.

    Don Litherland of Greenwood Auto Repair installed new upper and lower ball joints on the department’s truck for $465.

    His bid was the cheapest of four that County Recreation Director Adam Tempel solicited.

  • School board may add work sessions


    TELL CITY – One of the main issues discussed at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board was whether to add new meetings during the year. The extra sessions wouldn’t be held to take action but to discuss issues and gather public input.

    Randy Cole, who joined the board at the first of the year, made the suggestion to hold occasional board workshops or work sessions that would be held in addition to monthly formal meetings.

  • Carter changes tack to seek federal money

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter updated the county commissioners at their regular meeting Feb. 4 on efforts he has been making to bring more money into the county.

    As the News has reported previously, the president of the Humane Society of Perry County visited or called officials in most of Indiana’s counties in efforts to rally support for a plan to tap part of a $2 billion state-budget surplus. The money would go to infrastructure improvements, freeing up funding in other areas.

  • Woman accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman remained in the Perry County Jail Friday after being charged with sexual misconduct with a teenager.

    Erin L. Conner, 31, of 434 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a Class B felony charge, Tell City Lt. Alan Malone said. School officials notified police about possible sexual contact between Conner and a 14-year-old male, Malone said. The alleged contact did not happen at school.

    The investigation is continuing.

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  • Cannelton revitalization begins

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton want ideas from the public as they begin contributing to a plan to revitalize the downtown area.

  • Pressley to feature Jasper Engines logos in race

    JASPER – Coleman Pressley, the 24-year-old son of former Jasper Engines NASCAR Cup driver Robert Pressley, will display the company’s logos on the car he is running in the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach race today at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Kentucky Wesleyan to host spring open house, scholarship weekend

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Kentucky Wesleyan College will hold a spring open house from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
    Students will have the chance to experience the excitement of college life at Kentucky Wesleyan. The open house includes tours of the campus and opportunities for students and their families to get information on the more than 40 academic and pre-professional programs available, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, student life at KWC, NCAA college athletics and more.

  • Community events, Feb. 18

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycoun-tynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Yoga class at TCJSHS Wednesday
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a yoga class from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the auxiliary gym.