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  • News in Brief

    Perry Central sports passes available

     

    LEOPOLD – All-sports passes are on sale at Perry Central in the athletic office. Tickets are available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Prices are $160 for family passes, $110 for a couple’s pass and $70 for a single pass.

    Ticket prices for varsity events are $5 per game and $3 per game for non-varsity events.

    For more information, contact Perry Central High School at (812) 843-5121.

     

     

  • Tell City council sets pair of budget sessions

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has scheduled two special meetings as its members begin work on next year’s city budget. The council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    Held annually, the meetings provide an opportunity for the council to hear updates on the city’s financial position and expected revenues. Department heads provide information on their anticipated budgets and the council often discusses potential raises for city employees.

  • Another country store closes its doors
  • Public hearing held to discuss possible public-safety tax

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Council announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that a public hearing will be held Aug. 12 regarding a proposed public safety local option income tax.

    Because of state time constraints this will be the only meeting held regarding this matter. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Public hearing held to discuss possible public-safety tax

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Council announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that a public hearing will be held Aug. 12 regarding a proposed public safety local option income tax.

    Because of state time constraints this will be the only meeting held regarding this matter. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • ATV accident in Rockport results in death of 11-year-old

    ROCKPORT – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an all-terrain-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning, July 26, at around 11:25 a.m. in Spencer County. Indiana Conservation Officers Timothy Kaiser and Josue Flores responded to the ATV accident fatality in Rockport.

  • Business as usual for many Tell City departments

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety made quick work of several issues during the July 20 regular session, conducting business in less than 30 minutes.

    The meeting opened with a “pictorial today,” wastewater superintendent Bruce Badger said, as he showed the board work of storm water-drain upgrades conducted along an alley outside of the Pour Haus, between Seventh and Main streets.

  • Two charged in break-ins at former school

    TELL CITY – Two people have been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly breaking into the former Tell City Junior High School.

    On July 6 and July 14, Tell City police officers responded to the former Tell City Junior High School after the property owner discovered the structure had been burglarized.

    Property valued in excess of $2,000 was reported stolen. Through an investigation, officers recovered a majority of the stolen property and on Friday they arrested Joshua N. Sipes, 36, and Robert A. Wheeler, 45, both of Cannelton.

  • Troy leaders grant tax abatement to warehouse

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – It was a brief but productive special meeting of the Troy Town Council July 22, at which board members, staff and several town citizens gathered to revisit issues tabled during the previous week’s regular meeting.

    On the agenda was a proposed tax abatement requested by the town’s newest industry, K&K Integrated Logistics. The proposal was submitted to the board at a June 10 meeting and requests a 10-year abatement in declining balance, from 10 to 100 percent.

  • Teen may face adult charges in Cannelton armed robbery

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A teenager accused of robbing a Cannelton convenience store with a realistic-looking pellet gun Friday could face criminal charges as an adult.

    The Tell City teen, whose identify was not given in separate press releases issued by Cannelton police and the county sheriff’s department, was lodged in a youth detention facility after his arrest.

    However, online court records show that he has been charged with armed robbery and theft as an adult.