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  • County leaders consider cuts to PCDC contract

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY  – A funding change is looming between the county and its contracted economic-development agency, the Perry County Development Corp. If an in-the-works contract is amended to reduce the annual payment to PCDC’s by 5 percent, it would save about $52,580, money that could then be used to cover employee health insurance premiums.

    Recent insurance changes could help slow the recent upswing in costs, but the savings amount – if any – is not yet known.

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  • Adams to retain city leadership team

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the leaders of Tell City’s departments and utilities for 2018 as he begins his third year in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during last Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety.

    It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Board appointment process draws fire from council’s Flynn

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to how the county council appoints members to various oversight boards, Councilman J.R. Flynn wants to see a consistent procedure. The issue at hand during Wednesday’s re-organizational meeting stemmed from who would represent the council on the redevelopment commission.

  • Fire chief files civil suit against Cannelton, county, state

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A lawsuit filed by Cannelton’s fire chief against nine defendants ranging from two police officers to the state of Indiana could go to a trial later this year.

    Chris Herzog and his wife, Karen, filed suit Nov. 13 against the city of Cannelton, its police department, former Cannelton police officer Ryen Foertsch, Perry County and its sheriff’s department, Deputy Stephen Poehlein, Indiana State Police, ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway and the state of Indiana. 

  • Flu prompts visitation restrictions at PCMH

    TELL CITY – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Perry County Memorial Hospital is using the following visitation restrictions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, family members and staff.  The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital.  Symptoms include fever in excess of 100.4, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Visitation restrictions due to flu in effect at PCMH

    TELL CITY – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Perry County Memorial Hospital is using the following visitation restrictions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, family members and staff.  The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital.  Symptoms include fever in excess of 100.4, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • SWIRCA & More receives Meals on Wheels designation

    EVANSVILLE – SWIRCA & More is excited to announce that its Nutrition program recently became a Meals on Wheels designation and will now be known as Meals on Wheels Southwestern Indiana.

    To formally announce and celebrate the new Meals on Wheels site, SWIRCA & More will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 19, 2018 at SWIRCA & More’s Ivy Café, which is located at 16 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, Indiana. The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will be present to aid in the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will begin at 10:30 am.

  • Man killed in fight with girlfriend’s father

    Kentucky News Enterprise

     

    GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. – A 31-year-old Clarkson resident was fatally shot last Friday in a fight with his girlfriend’s father.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Billy Joe Houchin shot and killed Stephen Waninger, a Tell City native, at a residence off Grayson Springs Road in the Clarkson area.

    No charges have been filed.

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