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  • GAB donates $10,000 to community foundation

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation was awarded $10,000 from German American Bank July 7, during a ceremony at the Tell City Main Street branch. The local charitable organization was one of 10 such agencies in the bank’s customer region to earn a donation.

    In all, GAB donated $100,000 to community foundations throughout southern Indiana. These unrestricted funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative, which will grow these funds to double.

  • New assistant chief, detective at TCPD

    City’s police dog will retire this fall; donations will help purchase another




    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing appointed a new assistant police chief Monday, filling a vacancy created by last week’s resignation of John Allen. She also announced a new detective for the department.

    Ewing said she was promoting Lt. Alan Malone, 45, to the position of assistant chief. Malone has been a city police officer since 1995 and its detective since 2001.

  • River Pointe developers win portion of abatement request




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for first-floor retail space in the River Pointe housing complex along Seventh Street. City leaders, however, stripped away a provision of a preliminary resolution approved last month that would have extended tax relief to top-floor condominiums.

    “I know it’s probably not what you wanted but it’s what the community told us they wanted,” Councilman Gerald Yackle said after the vote.

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  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    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 $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Assistant police chief stepping down




    TELL CITY – John Allen, who has served as Tell City’s assistant police chief since 2008, stepped down from his leadership position last week. He will stay with the police department and will work as a patrol officer.

    Allen cited personal reasons for the resignation in an email to co-workers. He said he will continue to assist Chief Greg Hendershot with some administrative duties but will primarily work as a patrol officer, a position he held for most of his law enforcement career.

  • Sharing the season’s bounty


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY -– The array of items available at the Tell City Depot farmer markets are as varied as the reasons why people attend. Starting its second month in the 2015 season, local growers and artisans feature their wares in hopes of not only earning a little extras cash, but to share their bountiful supplies, trade secrets they have for maintaining successful gardens and, sometimes, just to relay stories between family and friends.

  • Too much rain hurting crops


    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers are heading into a far wetter and cooler-than-usual summer thus far, courtesy of the torrential rains that drenched the state throughout June. While this may be a welcome reprieve for many vacationers, area farmers are left with little recourse but to hope for the best as their flooded crops struggle to survive.

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