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  • Some offices closed Monday for President’s Day

    PERRY COUNTY – County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup in either community. Troy’s town hall and utility office will be closed Monday. Troy town employees will pick up recycling and will chip tree limbs Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the office being closed in observance of Presidents Day. Trash will be picked up as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18.

  • There’s still time to make time-capsule contribution

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time this winter to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected for a few more weeks and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Budget order and final tax rates approved

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2015 budget order and tax rates Dec. 29, paving the way for on-time property tax bills.

    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due May 11. Perry County was the fourth county in the state to receive its 2015 budget order and tax rates.

  • Ballot set for May’s municipal primary

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for municipal offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. County Clerk Mandi Mogan said she planned to meet with the county election board to determine how May’s primary election would be handled.

    Two precincts in Tell City may have the only primary election this spring. Two Democrats, Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are running for the District 3 council seat now held by Democrat Gerald Yackle. A Democrat, Yackle is not running for re-election.

  • Building-trades program adds home on 12th Street

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer
     

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City School Board Tuesday, trustees offered praise to several members of the student body, some of whom earned lauds at a state competition and others who built a new addition to the Tell City skyline.

  • Plans taking shape for Great Day of Service

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Can you be a blessing to others? Pastor Dan Hopkins at First Baptist Church in Tell City believes you can. Not only that, he and other area ministers are inviting individuals, organizations and businesses to take part in an April 18 event billed as a Great Day of Service.

  • Tell City dialysis center among top 10% in nation Facility manager attributes excellence to teamwork, values

    By BEN GLENN
    Correspondent

    TELL CITY – A local healthcare facility has been honored among the best of its kind in providing care to its clients. DaVita’s Tell City Dialysis Center provides care to 22 patients from Indiana and Kentucky. The center recently received internal recognition as one of DaVita’s top dialysis facilities for quality service.

  • Valentine’s Day Preparations

    Les’a Fischer, owner of Flowers by Les’a, arranges one of many rose bouquets destined for someone’s sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

    The Main Street florist, along with other flower shops in the area, will be busy designing and delivering bouquets over the next few days.

    According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 37.8 percent of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $2.1 billion.

  • Pet of the week

    VEGA is a 10-month-old brown tabby with white who is neutered, feline leukemia negative, fully vaccinated and ready to go to his forever home.

    Vega is very sweet and does well with other animals and children. He was found abandoned in the PCAS parking lot.

    To meet or sponsor Vega or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at (812) 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton.

  • Fire in the sky

    A brilliant sunset seemed to set the sky afire Saturday evening over the Ohio River in Perry County.