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  • The wonders of Narnia
  • Templin charged with escape

    TELL CITY – David Templin, the Tell City man arrested in March for allegedly impersonating a first responder and who subsequently filed as an independent candidate for county sheriff, is behind bars once more.

    Templin was arrested in Jasper Tuesday after allegedly removing the GPS anklet that he was ordered by Perry County Community Corrections to wear when released on the first set of charges, which included impersonating a public servant, resisting law enforcement, obstructing medical personnel and illegal possession of a police radio.

  • County jobless rate dips below 4 percent

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Helping ensure a vibrant job sector has been, and remains, a top-level priority for several local agencies. Combining efforts from government offices like the Perry County Board of Commissioners, and its subsidiary redevelopment commission, and economic-driven groups like the Perry County Development Corp. and the regionally based Grow Southwest Indiana, the community has maintained a reasonably high level of employment opportunities.

  • Medicine cabinet clean-out day April 28

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Perry County Memorial Hospital and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and Perry County Memorial Hospital Leopold Clinic.

    Here are seven good reasons why we need to recycle prescription medications.

  • Parks board receives funding for new pump

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department has ordered a new pump to replace the one that pushes water uphill to the Eagles Bluff Park restroom building.

    The old pump needs to be replaced due to extensive damage from flooding this spring.

    County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Thursday that he sought estimates from five companies, including the one that installed the original pump, but received only one estimate.

  • Keeping children safe and families strong

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The staff of Perry County’s Department of Child Services are on-call all times of the year, and during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, they want to fully extend awareness to the entire community. The DCS is involved with a “national month-long campaign to let the community know that child abuse” and neglect are “100 percent preventable,” stated Erin Murphy, DCS’s regional communications director.

  • PCDC prepares for big summer of TIF-backed infrastructure projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Plans for continued land development surrounding Waupaca Foundry, including installation of a new water line, egress road and the Riverview West speculative site, are advancing as planned according to Perry County Development Corp. Director Alvin Evans.

  • Run for the Money
  • Matheny handed 64-year sentence

    TELL CITY – Convicted last month of murder, Stacy Matheny was sentenced to 64 years in prison on April 6, making it likely the 49-year-old Cannelton man will spend the rest of his life in the custody of the  Indiana Department of Correction.

    A jury took less than two hours to find Matheny guilty of murder in the March 14, 2016, shooting death of Phillip Chase of Tennyson. During the trial, prosecutors said Matheny shot Chase in the head during an argument while at the home of a friend on Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton.

  • Tell City, Cannelton police grants on hold

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Fallout from a federal vs. state fight over ‘sanctuary cities’ is having an effect on local police departments and their funding. Several thousands of dollars in local grant support is in limbo as the federal courts weigh the issue.