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  • Tell City council renews contract with Perry County Development Corp.

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Council voted to renew its contract with the Perry County Development Corp. at their regular meeting Monday evening.

  • First winter hike set for Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The first of 10 winter and early spring hikes across some of the most scenic areas of Perry County is set for Saturday morning. This year’s series of hiking experiences, with a new coordinator, is made possible under a partnership with the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Blaze destroys Rocky Point business

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    ROCKY POINT – A late-morning blaze destroyed the Rocky Point Bar and Grille Monday, reducing the popular eatery overlooking the Ohio River to little more than a pile of rubble. Cannelton firefighters were notified just before noon that smoke was coming from the rear of the restaurant.

    By the time the first fire units arrived, plumes of smoke were billowing from the back of the structure. Flames soon shot through the roof.

  • Two very Merry Christmas parades

     

     

    Parade Winners

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Winning floats and other entries have been announced in Tell City and Leopold Christmas parades held this past weekend:

    Tell City Parade

    Overall: German American Bank, Christmas Vacation

    Civic: William Tell Center, Train pulling children

    Youth: Tell City Marching Marksmen, Tell City Junior-Senior High School

  • Fire threatens Rocky Point restaurant

  • TC Schools’ wellness clinic opens

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A health clinic provided by Perry County Memorial Hospital covering employees and their families at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is now open. An open house and Chamber of Commerce dedication was held Thursday at the wellness clinic located at 148 13th St.

    The hope is the new endeavor will improve the overall wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, as well as get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • Works board OKs purchase of two police vehicles

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – They aren’t likely to arrive until 2018, but two new vehicles for the Tell City Police Department were approved for purchase by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Nov. 20. One of the purchases will add a pickup truck to the city police department’s fleet next year.

     A Dodge Charger will be purchased from John Jones for $24,075 and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck from Sternberg Automotive. It carries a $27,526 price tag.

  • Perry County in 1913

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Perry County in 1913 was dotted with  farms, forests, coal mines and small towns, some of which later changed names or no longer exist.

    A recent gift to the Perry County Assessor’s Office, a 1913 map of the county showing townships, small towns, roads, creek names and major landowners, was found in the home of Paul Miller’s late parents, Tony and Irene. The family decided to give the map to the county. While a century old, it remains in good condition.

  • Commissioners near deal on medical insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – How much impact will a change in county employees’ health insurance coverage have on the local hospital? That was a question raised as the Perry County Commissioners near finalizing a new deal on coverage.

    Maybe some. Maybe none. But it’s an aspect the board wants to investigate as they close in on learning where employee health insurance figures will come in for 2018.

  • St. Mark shooting match raffle winners announced

     

    ST. MARKS – St. Mark Church would like to announce winners of its annual shooting match raffle held Sunday, Sept. 24, and thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets.  This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows:

    $550 cash donated by Hagedorn Dairy Farm and Richard and Nellie Peter, won by Clarence Genet.

    $400 cash donated by Country Small Engine Repair and Welding and Knights of Columbus, won by Leroy Berger.