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  • Tell City’s phosphorus treatment system completed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Bruce Badger, superintendent of Tell City’s wastewater treatment utility, said he and his staff are learning the fine points of a new phosphorus removal system recently placed online at the treatment plant. Constructed at a cost of about $1 million, the system was mandated by the state as part of a statewide effort to remove phosphorus from wastewater treatment system discharges.

  • Group aims to implement drug-recovery lodging

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Continued efforts by a group of concerned Perry County citizens to battle local illicit substance abuse is close to producing results. Under the auspices of Perry County Life Center Transitional Living, at the front of their efforts is establishing transitional housing for those seeking recovery from drug use.

  • Haller to call it a career with the News

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – News Publishing Co., the home office of the Perry County News, Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mt. Vernon Democrat, will soon say farewell to longtime bookkeeper and office administrator Barb Haller. She will retire Aug. 31.

    As part of her send-off, the News will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. with cake and punch.

    Haller came to the News office in 2006 after more than 34 years in banking.

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  • Lillpop trial won’t be held in Perry County

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – William Lillpop’s upcoming trial on charges of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor won’t be held in Perry County.

    Special Judge Jon Dartt ruled last week that it would be impossible to guarantee Lillpop a fair trial due to publicity surrounding his arrest and approved a defense motion to move the proceedings to another county.

  • Santa Claus Native flies the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopter

     MAYPORT, Florida – A 2008 Heritage Hills High School graduate and Santa Claus, Indiana, native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

  • Public input sought for Rome Courthouse bicentennial

    ROME – A meeting Thursday evening (today) will discuss plans for celebrating the Rome Courthouse’s 200th anniversary in 2018. Anyone interested in sharing ideas on how to celebrate the milestone is invited to take part.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Rome Community Center. Betty Cash from the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand to offer advice about local and state resources that could be used to repair and preserve the historic building.

  • Eclipse Captivates County

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The moon passed between the Earth and the Sun Monday afternoon, treating Perry Countians to a rare nearly total solar eclipse. About 97 percent of the sun was blocked, creating conditions similar to early morning or late evening. Roosters crowed, street lights switched on and birds searched for roosts.

    Schools passed out solar glasses and students who had permission of parents spent the late morning and early afternoon outside watching the moon as its path and the sun’s converged.

  • TC alum pioneering a virtual reality future

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The shores of California’s ever-ranging tech boom is closer to home than most might think. A Tell City graduate is part of relatively new medical advancement that could help bring sight to the nearly 300 million people worldwide who classify as legally blind.

  • Mosquitoes from county test positive for West Nile

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Mosquitoes collected from Perry County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

    Indiana State Department of Health laboratory results confirm that mosquitoes collected in Perry County Aug,. 9 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.  To date, no human cases of the disease have been reported in Perry County.