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  • Derby to cut ribbon on community center

    DERBY – The Derby Community Association will have an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new community center. The open house will take place Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

    The community center is located at the junction of Indiana 66 and 70 in Derby. The public is invited welcome.

  • Negotiations continue over Derby trash site

    DERBY – A county-sponsored trash drop-off site may have to be moved if a deal can’t be reached with the property owner. Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District said Thursday negotiations may have yielded fees steeper than they had initially hoped.

  • Police said jailed Kentucky man fired shotgun into car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.

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  • County prepares for bridge maintenance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – An inspection report on all of the county’s 98 bridges conducted by the Lochmueller Group shows more than a few that may need immediate attention. According to county highway superintendent Steve Howell, the report, which adheres to federal guidelines, indicates nine spans received a rating of 4, on a 1-10 scale.

  • County backs Trump, Clinton

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to Donald Trump Tuesday, helping the New York presidential candidate win not only the state’s primary but effectively end any doubt about who the party’s nominee will be in November.

  • Court of appeals orders bond returned

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a special judge’s decision requiring annexation opponents seeking to overturn his ruling to post a bond.

    In an April 15 ruling, the appeals court ordered the local court to return the $170,000 bond remonstrators were told they had to post to stay an order preventing the city from annexing 1,776 acres of land.

  • Crisis Connection’s Beth Stein: dedicating a life to helping others

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    Executive director of Crisis Connection Beth Stein has been leading the charge against sexual and domestic violence throughout southern Indiana since the organization’s inception. But after 33 years, she believes the time has come to retire. Crisis Connection will host an open house in her honor from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Monkey Hollow Bistro at the Wollenmann House in Ferdinand.

  • Don’t forget to plant those blue and gold flowers

    PERRY COUNTY – Betty Cash and other members of a local state bicentennial planning committee want to paint the town blue and gold. In fact, they’d like to see the county and all of its cities and towns covered in yellow and blue flowers this year as all Hoosiers mark their state’s 200th birthday.

    “Those are our state flag’s colors and we want individuals and businesses to consider flowers that will be covered in blue and yellow blossoms,” said Cash, who directs the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

  • Treasured relic; Courthouse Museum

    CANNELTON – On a small hill overlooking most of the town of Cannelton stoically rests the Perry County Museum. Like many of the buildings in the business district surrounding it, the sure steady brick construction calls back to the city’s era of economic affluence.