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  • Parks department may mow detention center

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot is responsible for mowing the grass at all parks owned by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. Now he may add the county detention center’s lawn to his list.

    Hendershot told the parks board Wednesday that Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone had approached him about mowing “just up around the building at the detention center. He said it takes about 1 ½ hours.”

  • Grant will promote technology, elementary science

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City school administrators have long claimed a commitment to endorsing science mathematics and technology. Recent announcements from the school board go a long way toward propounding such assertions.

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    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Beth Lasher’s third-grade students at William Tell Elementary School shared hopes and aspirations for their future careers Thursday during a second annual book unveiling and signing. Students wrote entries for the book, talking about the career they’d like to have, as well as the work they’ll need to do to make sure they’ll be prepared when they are veterinarians, professional athletes, teachers and inventors.

  • Farmland tax breaks will impact school coffers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Newton’s Third Law, states “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” And knee-jerk reactions from the state Legislature to issue tax breaks often have unintended effects. A recent example of that rears its head in a loss of tax revenue for all municipal and other entities that rely on those funds, like local school corporations.

  • Woman jailed for threatening judge

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of making threats against Perry County’s circuit court judge and another woman remained in jail Friday on two counts of intimidation.

    Christine G. Meyer, 37, of 1029 12th St., faces one Level 5 and one Level 6 felony for allegedly making threats against Judge Lucy Goffinet and a Division of Child Services caseworker.

  • It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    INDIANAPOLIS – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages of Indiana, will recognize this important month with events and activities designed to educate Hoosiers about child abuse, its impact to our children and how they can act to prevent it.

    In March, a report, the result of a  two-year study by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, was released: Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

  • Library project nears completion
  • Cannelton sets hearing for stormwater collection fees

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one step closer to establishing initial fees under a newly adopted stormwater utility ordinance. Just a month in the making, the council voted Monday to advance plans that are expected to help in the long-term maintenance of storm sewers.

  • Barricaded man surrenders to state police

    ENGLISH ­– An armed man fortified himself inside a home in northern Perry County and allegedly held police at bay for nearly four hours Monday and into the early morning Tuesday.

    What began as a domestic dispute landed the Crawford County man behind bars on several felony counts, including a weapons charge.

    Peter Mathew Jacobs, 34, of English was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, criminal recklessness with a firearm and domestic battery in the presence of a minor, each a Level 6 felony.

  • Grant sought for Depot upgrades

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While plans for passenger rail excursions to and from Tell City are still taking shape, city leaders agreed last week to support a $50,000 enhancement grant that would fund work adjacent to the Tell City Depot.