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  • Parks board receives funding for new pump

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department has ordered a new pump to replace the one that pushes water uphill to the Eagles Bluff Park restroom building.

    The old pump needs to be replaced due to extensive damage from flooding this spring.

    County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Thursday that he sought estimates from five companies, including the one that installed the original pump, but received only one estimate.

  • Keeping children safe and families strong

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The staff of Perry County’s Department of Child Services are on-call all times of the year, and during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, they want to fully extend awareness to the entire community. The DCS is involved with a “national month-long campaign to let the community know that child abuse” and neglect are “100 percent preventable,” stated Erin Murphy, DCS’s regional communications director.

  • PCDC prepares for big summer of TIF-backed infrastructure projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Plans for continued land development surrounding Waupaca Foundry, including installation of a new water line, egress road and the Riverview West speculative site, are advancing as planned according to Perry County Development Corp. Director Alvin Evans.

  • Run for the Money
  • Matheny handed 64-year sentence

    TELL CITY – Convicted last month of murder, Stacy Matheny was sentenced to 64 years in prison on April 6, making it likely the 49-year-old Cannelton man will spend the rest of his life in the custody of the  Indiana Department of Correction.

    A jury took less than two hours to find Matheny guilty of murder in the March 14, 2016, shooting death of Phillip Chase of Tennyson. During the trial, prosecutors said Matheny shot Chase in the head during an argument while at the home of a friend on Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton.

  • Tell City, Cannelton police grants on hold

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Fallout from a federal vs. state fight over ‘sanctuary cities’ is having an effect on local police departments and their funding. Several thousands of dollars in local grant support is in limbo as the federal courts weigh the issue.

  • We the Youth accepting leadership applicants

    PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the upcoming program year.  We the Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the 2018-19 school year. Students must attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central High School or Cannelton High School. 

    Applications are available in the school offices. For more information contact Beth Bruggeman, executive director, at (812) 547-5540. The deadline for applications is June 15.

  • Cannelton will seek funding for streets

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Hoping not to relive last year when it was one of the few communities that didn’t receive money from the state’s Community Crossings Grant program, Cannelton leaders are hiring outside help to ensure they get the increased road funding this fall.

  • Weather warning siren in place in Derby
  • Dispatchers’ work often unseen, but crucial to public safety

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – No one wants to call 911, but when the need arises, there’s a trained dispatcher ready to help.

    April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and locally, several activities helped honor the event and the work of dispatchers throughout the year.

    Observed the second full week of April every year, the event gives the community a time to honor the efforts of the men and women who pick up the phone when emergencies, big and small, strike.