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  • Nominations sought for Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a member of the community has been honored at each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City. The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen:

  • Assistant chief: Operation Pullover Blitz a success

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Police Department in partnership with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute completed its annual Click it or Ticket campaign June 1.

    Officers worked a total of 51.75 hours using grant funding during the seatbelt enforcement period.

    A total of 111 citations were written to operators not wearing their safety belts and one was issued to a driver for a child-restraint violation.

  • Grant can provide help for land users

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from Clean Water Indiana to provide technical and financial assistance to land users by providing a cost-share program for livestock facilities.

    The program, open to all Perry County land users, offers a cost-share payment of 75 percent of the actual cost for livestock watering systems, including pipeline and tank, not to exceed $2,000 or heavy-use area protection of 25 feet by 25 feet feeding or watering pads, not to exceed $1,000.

  • Parks board requests budget similar to last year

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON - Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the county's parks and recreation board Wednesday that he has requested more money for fuel but less for several other items in his annual budget request to the county council.

    Other than health insurance, which went up but is a required expenditure, and a request for 5-percent raises for department staff, which he admitted is unlikely, Tempel said that "what we're requesting is $1 less than last year."

  • Drug roundup nets 200+ pounds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – This year’s roundup of outdated or otherwise unneeded medications was another success, Ken Smith reported at a regular meeting May 22 of the board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District.

  • Owensboro man to serve 65 years for 2012 slaying

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – An Owensboro, Ky., man was ordered to serve the maximum sentence for killing a Hancock County man and dumping his body in Spencer County in 2012.

    Randall Lee Riley, 39, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to the May 2012 murder of Brian L. Cain, 36, of Lewisport, Ky. Spencer County Judge Jon Dartt accepted the agreement June 6.

    According to investigators, Riley disposed of Cain’s body in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66 between Troy and Grandview.

  • Riding the Rails

    County Commissioners Tom Hauser, left, and Randy Kleaving chat as they take a ride Tuesday in a caboose operated by the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    They and other local officials were invited to take a trip from Tell City to Lincoln City to review work completed along the short line in recent years.

    It included an upgrade of rail to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars and replacement of aging bridges with modern concrete structures.

    (Click on photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Board bids farewell to retiring superintendent


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board hired staff members and showered fond retirement wishes on the district’s outgoing superintendent during a meeting Tuesday.

    The board extended its thanks to Lynn Blinzinger for his work over the past three years in office. Blinzinger is retiring this month  and will be succeeded by John Scioldo.

    Tuesday’s meeting was his last before his retirement is effective.

  • Council gives first nod to ATTC’s latest abatement

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave preliminary approval at a regular meeting May 22 to the latest in a series of tax abatements for Aisin Takaoka Tell City Manufacturing.

    Jeff Jones, accounting manager for the automotive-parts manufacturer known locally as ATTC, said the company intended to buy new differential-case production equipment worth $5.5 million to produce parts for Honda Civic and Fit vehicles. Two new employees would be needed, increasing payroll by $50,000.

  • Photos sought of Perry County veterans killed in Vietnam

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution are serving as a commemorative partner for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. One of the projects the group is working on is helping to find pictures of the soldiers whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.