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  • Annex closures announced

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Courthouse Annex in Cannelton will be closed Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, as the respective offices prepare to move to the newly renovated Armory Annex in Tell City.

    Services at the health office will be available in case of emergency but phones at all of the county agencies currently located in Cannelton will be offline.

    The main courthouse building along Indiana 37 will be open on those days, however, the Emergency Management Agency office will be closed as it is moving into the Armory.

  • Chamber of Commerce awards businesses, community members

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The 16th annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce business award ceremony was held Tuesday evening, at the Schergens Center. A total of five awards were handed out over the course of the evening, in five different categories.

  • TC Schools approve bus route contracts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Preparing for the upcoming school year, Tell City School Corp. is making plans to ensure students arrive to class in a safe and timely manner. At the front of the board’s business at its regular session June 13 was acceptance of route contracts that superintendent John Scioldo said would “bring down the ages of our buses substantially.”

    In April, the board announced that all vehicles in its fleet would be required to be 2012 or newer, with room for few exceptions.

  • The softer side of the streets

    Peering from under his camouflage hat, sweat-drenched from the hot June sun, Tim Watt describes how he came to be homeless. With a packed shopping cart en tow, he’s making double time because he’s late for an appointment, one that will help him get to his next destination.

    His course brought him to Tell City like it had so many other towns before. But this fellow who heralds himself as ‘Harry Hippie’ isn’t simply a vagabond; he has a mission.

  • Relay for Life returning to Tell City Saturday

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The annual event designed to commemorate cancer survivors is set for the heart of Tell City for its 2017 inception.

    “Having it back in Tell City again is great,” said Lena Joyal, leader of this year’s event. She said one advantage of it being in Tell City Hall Park is the likelihood of foot traffic to the attend event.

    The walk-in element comes at a time when the event is seeing some changes.

  • Angler’s alligator gar likely came from Kentucky

    INDIANAPOLIS – The origin of an alligator gar taken earlier this month by an Indiana bow angler has been positively identified as a stocked fish, likely one from a restoration program Kentucky started eight years ago.

    “It looks like it’s one of our fish,” said Stephanie Brandt, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

    The clues were a microwire tag embedded in the fish and the absence of a pit tag some other states use in combination with microwires.

  • Relay For Life set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County event on Saturday, June 17, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

  • River Sweep hits county shores Saturday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Mark your calendars, the Perry County Recycling Management District will again sponsor the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held this Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, starting at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission).

  • Citizens Police Academy wraps up with a bang

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Gun drawn, Betty Cash stands 10 feet from a possibly armed school intruder.

    “Keep your hands where I can see them,” she shouts. The man, a 20-something high on drugs, paces in the hallway and without warning, suddenly pulls a gun from the small of his back. Cash, filling the role as a school resource officer, fires her service weapon. The intruder falls to the ground, dead. Sort of.

  • Derby RiverFest serving up food, fun

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    DERBY – Highlighting the majestic views of the Ohio River and many of the local amenities, this Saturday’s annual Derby RiverFest will encompass a day of fun and activities for all.

    Hosted by the Derby Association and centered in the town’s Mulzer Park, the fest will include a display of antique tractors and gas engines, along with flea markets, an array of foods and live entertainment.