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  • Annual poster contest promotes drug, alcohol abuse awareness

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is conducting a poster contest to promote awareness about drug and alcohol abuse.

    Open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grade, the contest began April 18 and will end May 18. Each poster submitted will be judged by members of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee, the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, the victims advocate, an employee from the Perry County News and the prosecutor.

  • Kiwanis selling barbecue Memorial Day weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you planning a barbecue dinner over the Memorial Day weekend? Then the Tell City Kiwanis Club wants to help you. Tell City Kiwanis are taking orders for their new Hog Daddy Days, an event in which they take orders for barbecue that is prepared by the new owners of Rocky Point Grille.

  • Ice cream social May 18

    TELL CITY – In honor of Senior Corps Week, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host its annual ice-cream social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Evangelical Church of Christ, 802 10th St. in Tell City. The event will feature a guest speaker, food, bingo and prizes.

    All RSVP volunteers and volunteer station representatives are invited to attend, as well as anyone age 55 and older who would like to be an RSVP volunteer.

  • Music in the Park kicks off Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kick off the 2012 season Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place on the second Friday of each month from May to September.

  • Library director Larry Oathout to resign

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – There were many somber faces at the May 2 Perry County Public Library board meeting as Library Director Larry Oathout officially tendered his resignation.
    He has accepted a position as chief officer for planning and operations at the Evansville-Vanderburgh Library, which he said was a “huge step” for him.

    “You guys have been great to me, you took a chance on me. I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said when he addressed board members.

  • Carriers to collect food Saturday

    TELL CITY – In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a reality.

    Today, nearly 49 million Americans, including 16 million children, struggle with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.

  • Students stage protest to support Stenftenagel

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Junior-Senior High School students protested across the street from their school Monday morning in support of teacher Mike Stenftenagel.

    “They’re trying to fire him for no reason,” said 11th-grader Skye Holmes.

    Their effort was dubbed Operation Save Stenftenagel, the mission printed on T-shirts worn by two of the protestors. The group included students as young as the seventh grade.

  • New tax will kick in Oct. 1

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members adopted at their April 26 meeting an ordinance that will have a new income tax go into effect Oct. 1.

  • Council takes first step toward tax abatement

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – ATTC Manufacturing will add expansions to those it has made since opening, and may get tax abatements on the improvements.

  • Primary election narrows ballot

    Managing Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Tuesday’s primary election saw the elimination of two Democrats from contention for county seats and a mirroring of statewide feelings about Republican candidates for higher offices.    

    Randy Kleaving became the democratic nominee for the 3rd District county-commissioner position, earning more than 73 percent of the 1,702 votes cast in that race.