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  • Council takes aim on safety-tax spending

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With a first quarter of public-safety-tax money taken into county coffers, the council is now more closely looking at how the money may be spent. Drawing about $37,000 a month into the account, which can be used to pay for police, fire and ambulance protection and other emergency-response equipment, the council members are hoping to prioritize needs as they begin looking toward creation of the 2017 county budget.

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  • The 1945 murder that wasn’t

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    George Ellis was dead.

    Everyone knew it.

    The 14-year-old farmhand, missing for more than a year, had been done in. That was clear, even though there was no body. But all of the signs of a murder were there, a late-night fight, missing money and an angry employer with the means and motive.

    It was a murder mystery on the minds and lips of many living in Perry County 70 years ago.

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  • Library updates wireless Internet to accommodate students

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library now has upgraded its wireless internet system to better accommodate devices issued by area high schools.

    Library Director John Mundy said there used to be an issue with school-issued computers using the library’s Wi-Fi because of a splash page that ultimately would not allow some devices to connect.

  • Kentucky man charged with shooting at car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.

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  • County prepares for bridge maintenance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – An inspection report on all of the county’s 98 bridges conducted by the Lochmueller Group shows more than a few that may need immediate attention. According to county highway superintendent Steve Howell, the report, which adheres to federal guidelines, indicates nine spans received a rating of 4, on a 1-10 scale.

  • County backs Trump, Clinton

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to Donald Trump Tuesday, helping the New York presidential candidate win not only the state’s primary but effectively end any doubt about who the party’s nominee will be in November.

  • Court of appeals orders bond returned

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a special judge’s decision requiring annexation opponents seeking to overturn his ruling to post a bond.

    In an April 15 ruling, the appeals court ordered the local court to return the $170,000 bond remonstrators were told they had to post to stay an order preventing the city from annexing 1,776 acres of land.