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  • Add another virus threat posed by ticks

    INDIANAPOLIS – State health officials announced this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two cases of Heartland virus infection in Indiana over the last two years. Both patients were residents of southern Indiana and survived their infections.

  • Farm to Table Dinner tickets on sale Tuesday

    Plans are set for the Aug. 26 Farm To Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee.

    The meal of locally sourced foods will be served in the 700 Block of Ninth Street in Tell City. Serving time is 6 p.m. and tickets are $30 each.

    After the dinner, a public concert will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in City Hall Park. Performers include Carl Sommer, Eryn Sommer, Luke Hilgenhold, Jeremy Luecke, Trent Hoesli and Leo Gronquist.

  • Man accused of pointing gun at police officer

    TELL CITY – A family disturbance landed a Tell City man behind bars on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened a victim and police with a deadly weapon. David R.L. Fisher, 36, was arrested July 2 and charged with pointing a firearm at a person and battery on a public safety official, each Level 5 felonies; and intimidation and resisting law enforcement, both Level 6 felonies.

  • City lions roaring again

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Tell City’s Venetian Lions are again in top shape, thanks to the skills of local sculptor and stone mason Greg Harris and more than $5,000 raised in local contributions.

    Harris worked on the lions over the course of several weeks, stripping off several coats of white paint to expose the original concrete. Cracks were repaired and small sections of concrete that had sloughed off over the decades were replaced.

  • Guns, cash recovered from July 4 break-in

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man in the July 4 burglary of a residence and the theft of firearms, jewelry and cash.

  • Rural people will have fewer insurance choices next year

    By TRUDY LIEBERMAN

    Rural Health News Service

     

    As Obamacare approaches its fifth sign-up season, policyholders in many parts of the country are facing a marketplace with fewer choices and higher premiums.

    A New York Times analysis has found that 45 percent of U.S. counties probably will have either just one insurer or no insurers to choose from. That means some 3 million people in nearly 1,400 counties might have only one carrier and about 35,000 people could have none.

  • Community meeting Monday to tackle homelessness

    PERRY COUNTY – A community meeting Monday will probe the depths of Perry County’s homeless problem and chart ways to meet the needs of those who don’t have secure housing.

    “It’s something we may associate with larger cities, seeing shelters made of cardboard boxes and people living on the streets,” said Dan Hopkins, pastor of Tell City’s First Baptist Church. “But the fact is that homelessness exists right here in southern Indiana and in Perry County.”

  • County to seek new state road funding

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Highway Department’s applications for state funding through the Community Crossings grant program will soon be submitted. In all, county leaders are hoping to secure about $1 million in extra money to support local road repairs.

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  • Insurance claims painful to county finances

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Employee health insurance expenses for the first half of 2017 have tipped the county coffers at just over $1 million. Because of the higher-than-expected costs generated by policy holders’ medical care, the county commissioners voted Monday to seek an additional appropriation of $125,000 to help cover the uptick.