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  • Veterans Day at Golden Living Center
  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night. 

  • Parks board to seek estimates for Magnet restrooms

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department plans to seek estimates soon for work to complete its restroom building at its Magnet park.

    Phase one, which was installing the underground tanks and the building’s foundation, as been completed. But the contractor who erected the restroom buildings at the county’s Derby and Rome parks several years ago said completion of the Magnet building will probably cost about $6,000 more than each of those did, Parks Board President Brad Franzman reported Wednesday.

  • City won’t ease up on fight against eyesores

    TELL CITY – The arrival of late fall and last weekend’s hard freeze have curtailed problems with tall grass and weeds in the city, Tell City Building and Zoning Administrator Bill Alvey told the board of public works and safety last week, but the job of tackling eyesore properties will continue through the winter months.

    Complaints related to tall grass and weeds, both of which are common in warmer months, have subsided to zero thus far in November. At the same time, however, Alvey said his office has received more complaints of junk and trash.

  • Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Informational meeting coming in January

    TELL CITY – Business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts will be able to apply for financial assistance under a new program offered through a downtown group.

  • A Sky on Fire

    Lots of Perry Countians’ attention turned to the sky Wednesday evening as a fabulous sunset cast the sky in hues of yellow and orange. Tammy Ford of near Mount Pleasant captured a range of colors in the sky and its stunning reflection in a nearby pond. Facebook posts of sunset photos were common.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.

  • Chamber of commerce sponsoring Small Business Saturday promotion

    PERRY COUNTY – Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

    “We encourage our community and surrounding communities to support Small Business Saturday, either as a participating business or simply as a shopper,” Chamber Director Lagina Gogel said.

  • Sheriff says phone scam attempts continue

    PERRY COUNTY – Scam artists continue to target Perry Countians with a range of ploys, including one in which callers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment for supposed back taxes.

    “We don’t want the public to be intimidated by this and they should just hang up,” Sheriff Alan Malone said. “We also encourage residents to never give out personal information by telephone such as banking numbers, dates of births and Social Security numbers.”

  • Perry Childcare a success since its kickoff, but there’s room for more youngsters




    TELL CITY – An around-the-clock child-care facility in Tell City that opened this summer is now more affordable than ever. Perry Childcare, which opened in August at 1012 31st St. in Tell City, has received rave reviews from parents of children enrolled in its child-care and daycare programs.

    Perry Childcare is fully licensed to care for children from six weeks of age to 12 years of age and has capacity for 106 children.