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  • A strong community loves its children




    PERRY COUNTY – Though they wear different hats and serve varied roles in the protection of children, more than a dozen people gathered at the county courthouse earlier this month to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The yearly observance recalls the need, nationwide, of extending protection to children who face abuse and neglect and the roles everyone should play in serving as advocates for children in their local communities.

  • Tell City students learn about careers
  • Local teen loses life in crash on Aster Road



    TELL CITY – A 16-year-old Perry Central student died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Aster Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel were summoned at 2:44 p.m.

    Kearstin M. Parker was traveling south toward Sunflower Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went up an embankment, struck a utility pole and flipped at least once. Parker was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Perryman, Risse eye city council seat

    TELL CITY – The only council race on the May 5 primary ballot features two Democrats wanting to join the Tell City Common Council.

    Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are vying for their party’s nomination for the Ward 3 seat on the council. Gerald Yackle, who has held the seat for six terms, is not seeking re-election.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday, April 27.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Spring installment of property tax bills due May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 have been arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment will be due May 11 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. Also included in billings is the Form TS-1A. All tax bills will have the spring and fall coupons.

  • Local man hurt in weekend ATV crash

    BRISTOW – Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ATV accident that occurred in rural Perry County just before 4 a.m. April 19.

    Chester Mullins Jr., 21, of Tell City, sustained serious head trauma and multiple broken bones when he flipped an ATV on Cardinal Road near Bristow.

    Mullins was operating with a female passenger, Morgan Downs, 23, of Tell City, riding on the rear, when he lost control of the ATV and flipped, ejecting both occupants. The pair went to a nearby residence where they summoned help and called 911.

  • Knights of Columbus Soup in High Demand
  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Holocaust survivor Eva Kor shares history with students

    TELL CITY – On April 6, Tell City Junior Senior High School students and staff, along with some guests, had the unique experience of listening to Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor, speak. Kor, who now resides in Terre Haute, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 10. As her family stepped off the cattle car and into the concentration camp, the Nazi soldiers recognized that Eva and her sister Miriam were twins.