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  • Annual River Sweep will send volunteers to 3,000 miles of shoreline June 15

    River Sweep 2013 has been scheduled for June 15, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Volunteers are needed for this massive event.

    River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • It’s not always about roads

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    VINCENNES – Most days in the life of an Indiana Department of Transportation employee are hot and sunny or snowy and cold.  And some days something unexpected happens to make these employees have an appreciation and feeling of satisfaction from a random act of kindness that they weren’t expecting to perform.

  • It’s got to go!
  • Tell City School Board work session set April 23

    TELL CITY – The first of what may be a series of work sessions for the Tell City-Troy Township School Board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. April 23 in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School media center.

    Mike Abramson from the Indiana School Boards Association will present information in a session that will last two to two-and-a-half hours, Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said.

    The public is welcome to attend, he also said.

  • Adult-education classes, free transportation offered at Ivy Tech’s Tell City location

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult-education class, hosted by Ivy Tech-Tell City.

    If you meet the criteria, these classes will offer you opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to your resume, prepare for postsecondary training and increase your wage-earning potential.

    Classes will be conducted at Ivy Tech-Tell City, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning April 22 and ending June 20.

  • Rennie takes role as director of child services for Perry County

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Child Services announced March 19 Nancy Rennie has been appointed local director of the Perry County office of DCS. In her new role, Rennie will set goals and objectives for child welfare management helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect. In addition, she’ll oversee a team of six that includes family case managers and clerical staff. She’ll also handle general office operations.

  • Council hears about payback on yearly Indiana 15 fee

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Gehlhausen, executive director for the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, told county-council members at their regular meeting Thursday what Perry County gets for the money it pays to her organization.

  • Officials close on $40 million hospital bond

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Last Thursday, we did close on a $40 million bond issue in Indianapolis,” to finance a new hospital, Joe Stuber said at a board-of-trustees meeting Wednesday.

  • Lip-syncin’ good time (updated with more photos)

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  • Check schemers land in jail after chase

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A call from a local bank to the Tell City Police Department Wednesday turned into a chase and the arrest of three North Carolina men suspected of counterfeiting.

    Wednesday morning, an employee of German American Rivergate branch contacted TCPD about a male subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check. The employee advised police the subject had left the bank, got into the back seat of a dark-colored vehicle and left the scene.