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  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, Oct. 21. Crews will start on Fourth Street by the floodwall and work eastward. Residents should be aware of discolored water and lower water pressure when crews are in their areas. 

  • Plans in place for Nov. 17 Purdue Extension Night


    LEOPOLD – Extension Night, sponsored by Purdue Extension-Perry County, offers a choice of three educational programs, election of new board members, and a meal Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central Community School.

    Participants can choose from one of three sessions to attend: “Holiday Eating-Healthy, Safe and Satisfying,” “New and Exciting Changes in 4-H” or “2014 Farm Bill.”

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations before holiday season


    TELL CITY – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

    A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Tell City High School, 900 12th Street in Tell City.

    According to the American Red Cross, blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities.

    Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines.

  • Cannelton, Troy set trick-or-treating hours


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City will set its official times at a meeting of the works board Monday. 

  • School-board forum Tuesday


    TELL CITY – Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer session.

    Candidates will be available afterward to talk with voters. The public is invited.

    There are contested school-board races in all three school districts this year. 

  • Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender


    TROY – A Perry County man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, the department received a tip through the Perry County Sex Offender Website that George Blake, 26, was living in a mobile home in Troy.

    Marsh said Blake was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender and also had two outstanding warrants for a probation violation.

  • Cannelton School Board adopts budget plan for 2015



    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, the board unanimously adopted its annual 2015 budget and capital projects and bus replacement plans as previously advertised in the News. According to Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the only binding figures for the capital projects and bus replacement plans were those listed for 2015, with future years representing estimates.

  • Township trustees talk helping others



    Managing Editor


    TELL CITY – Candidates for township-trustee positions talked at a forum Thursday about how they will serve their constituents if elected or re-elected.

    Incumbent Democrat Beverly Biever hopes to be re-elected trustee for Tobin Township and is facing competition from Republican Cheryl Morton.

  • Event showcases students, jobs



    Managing Editor


    TELL CITY – Students who have been exploring manufacturing demonstrated products and processes they learned about and knowledge they gained during a showcase at the Schergens Center in Tell City Wednesday.

  • Goffinet calls Acchiardo’s forum comments offensive, off-base



    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In response to Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo’s comments made during Thursday’s forum, attorney Chris Goffinet said during a phone interview that he was offended by the candidate’s remarks.

    As reported in a front-page story, Acchiardo said Tell City attorney Jason Hoch was running for prosecutor because he works for Goffinet, who doesn’t pay Hoch enough. Acchiardo called Goffinet “a cheapskate.”