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  • Dispatchers acclimating to new 911 equipment


  • Commissioners green light pay raises for highway workers



    TELL CITY – Following approval by the county council and commissioners, several highway department workers will soon see a 3-percent increase in their hourly wages.

    Highway Superintendent Steve Howell approached both groups at meetings earlier this month and requested the raise, stating a surplus in the department’s truck fund could support such an increase. The raise would apply to the department’s two foremen and other employees earning hourly wages.

  • Funding sought to transport animals to shelter


    TELL CITY – After a sometimes pointed discussion between Humane Society of Perry County president Jim Carter and Sheriff Lee Chestnut during its Feb. 26 meeting, the Perry County Council has been asked to provide funding to transport stray, nuisance and injured dogs and cats to the county’s animal shelter.

  • Big snow may be gone soon

    PHOTO: Vince Luecke

    Bailey Bloyd sweeps snow Thursday from her car along 19th Street in Tell City. Perry Countians awoke to anywhere from 9 inches to a foot of snow delivered by a late-winter storm that began with heavy rain earlier in the week. Sleet preceded the snow, creating slick conditions that caused fits for some motorists. Several slide-offs were reported but drivers incurred no serious accidents. Warmer temperatures over the weekend and this week should clear the area of snow.

  • Council may restrict RV and trailer parking


    TELL CITY – Just as they did more than a year ago, members of Tell City’s Common Council want the public’s input on what regulations, if any, should be enacted to limit the parking of boats, campers and trailers on city streets.

    This time, however, a telephone call to a city council member could affect what type of ordinance moves forward in the next month or two. 

  • Perry County native Schneider to sign children’s book Saturday at Depot

    BLOOMFIELD – Perry County native and award-winning journalist Nick J. Schneider will conduct a book signing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Depot in Tell City. Schneider will be on hand to sign his new children's book “Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions: Jimbo is  Growing Up”. This faith-based children’s novel is comprised of 10 short stories influenced by Schneider’s experiences growing up in Tell City, as well as things gleaned as a father of two daughters and grandfather of five youngsters.

  • GERALD news; March 5

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Adolph J.Gogel who passed away Feb. 26, 2015. May he rest in peace with all the departed who have go to their eternal home. My brother, Bob Thomas Dr., drove my brother Bill and Wilma Thomas to Jasper for a test on Friday.

  • ST. CROIX news; March 5

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Not much news this week as most people have been snowed in and didn’t get out much, other than doing necessary things. Hopefully, spring will bring some much-wanted warm weather.

    Visitors and evening meal quests with Harold and me at my home Monday evening were Peggy and Jeff Eckert, Joel and Amy Schwartz and daughters Peyton and Jadyn, Brandon Eckert, Tiffany Smith, Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubey, Natalie and Arianna and Brandi and Brooklyn Eckert.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS news; March 5

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual shooting match Sunday, March 8, at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye. A ham shoot will begin at 10 a.m. with a closed match at 3 p.m. There will be beef and pork choices. A variety of refreshments, including soup, sandwiches and chicken, will be available for purchase.