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  • 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.

  • Holiday Helpers 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – While most Thanksgiving turkeys are still in the freezer, Christmas is just around the corner. That means volunteers who work every year to brighten Christmas for others are, like Santa himself, gearing up for their busy season.

    “A lot of things will come together soon, starting next week,” said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the annual Holiday Helpers United program.

  • County asked to do more on Candy Road




    CLARK TOWNSHIP – On a dry October day in one of the most fertile areas of Perry County, local farmers worked to improve drainage for land they own along Candy Road.

    The efforts, they said, used to be performed by the county but they claim the highway department has not fixed long-standing drainage issues along the gravel roadway that runs from Huffman Mill in Anderson Township northward to the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

  • Turkey bingo and raffle set for Nov. 22

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church’s annual turkey bingo and raffle will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. The public is welcome. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo game, prizes will be raffled. Refreshements will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play bingo, according to state law. 

  • County prepares for health-coverage Cadillac tax


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – If the Affordable Care Act has you reeling because of the mandates that trickle down from it, hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride – especially for employers. The marked increases in insurance rates that have been incurred will be met with further expenses for those companies providing coverage for their employees; and local community governments won’t be spared.

  • Cannelton City Schools’ Veterans Day program honors vets with songs, slideshow

    CANNELTON – Cannelton schools held a Veterans Day assembly Wednesday afternoon in the Cannelton community building. The event included speakers, songs and a slideshow.

    The first speaker was Cannelton High School junior Ashley Troutman, who delivered a speech about the sacrifice of veterans and how they exemplify what makes the United States great. “I implore each of you to show our veterans and active service men and women your gratitude and support each and every day.” Troutman said, to close out her speech.

  • Firm selected to engineer armory renovation


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Work toward converting the former armory in Tell City into office space for various county officials is advancing ahead of schedule. Thursday, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission gave a thumbs up toward the hiring of an engineer to develop plans for the interior layout of the space.

    Universal Design Associates of Jasper was selected to oversee the project, at a contract price of $35,000.

  • Troopers search lake in Ferdinand
  • Growing Troy employers to seek tax abatements


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Two Troy employers planning to grow their workforces in coming months will seek tax abatements to help fuel their expansions. Town leaders also learned last week the community will play an important role in the county celebration in 2016 of Indiana’s bicentennial.