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  • ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ gang gives big fan A ride of a lifetime

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Among fans of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” – you remember, Bo and Luke Duke, Cousin Daisy and her cutoff shorts, Uncle Jesse and that no-good Boss Hogg – there are none more devoted than Van Allen. The Rockport man spends much of his free time watching old episodes of the 1980s show, either on TV or online.

  • Meeting to share community survey results

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Want to know what nearly 1,000 people think about Perry County? Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and a public meeting at ATTC Manufacturing.

    A separate gathering Tuesday will gather input on a draft comprehensive plan for the county.

  • Facade-improvement program eyed in downtown Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While its details will need to be worked out in coming weeks, plans for a facade-improvement program in Tell City could be in place later this year, providing cost-sharing to downtown business owners who want to improve the appearance of their storefronts.

    Two members of the Tell City Downtown Development and Action Committee, James Rash and Debra Emerson, spoke to the city council about the idea of helping improve the appearance of retail businesses in the downtown area.

  • Developers seek tax relief for housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Developers of the new River Pointe housing project in Tell City are asking for a tax abatement on portions of the project valued at more than $3 million. If given final approval by the city council at its July meeting, areas of the four-story project would be exempt from property taxes over a period of 10 years.

  • Hoosier Science Kids program teaches the wonders of nature

    LEOPOLD – This spring, 23 Perry Central fourth graders participated in Hoosier Science Kids, a new, cooperative program between the school and the Hoosier National Forest.

    The program is designed to teach kids about the bodies of water in the forest in Perry County. 

  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program underway

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Nominations sought for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen: • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Plan commission to host hearing on comprehensive plan

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will be conducting a public hearing at their upcoming meeting scheduled for Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Perry County Courthouse, 2219 Payne St, Tell City, IN 47586 to provide interested citizens an opportunity to express their views on the recently completed Draft Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from Lochmueller Group will present their findings and recommendations at the hearing.

  • Pursuit spanning five counties lands suspect in Spencer County jail

    ROCKPORT – At around 9:58 p.m. Monday, state police dispatchers released a broadcast for troopers to look out for a white Ford Escape recklessly driving westbound on Interstate 64 from the 91-mile marker in Crawford County.

    Trooper Paul Nanney spotted the vehicle at the 85-mile marker and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The Ford Escape ignored the stop light at the top of an exit ramp, reentered I-64 and continued westbound at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour.

  • County working with Indiana 15, others on mitigation plan

    PERRY COUNTY – In the pursuit of compliance with the federally mandated Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Perry County and Indiana 15 Region Planning Commission have formed an alliance with The Polis Center of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis to identify potential natural hazards and to produce a mitigation plan to address the issues.