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  • County spending freeze remains

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A decision by the Perry County Council in January to freeze unappropriated spending from the general fund is one members are continuing to abide by. The consensus does make operations a bit more difficult for agencies that have cut spending to a proclaimed bare necessity. However, it is a move Council President Steve Goodson said is one much needed.

  • Call of the wild
  • WorkOne: Much more than jobless benefits

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Bridging the needs of potential job seekers and employers, the WorkOne office for Perry County offers many services. In fact, the array of programs are further bolstered through the agencies recent move into the Ivy Tech facility in Tell City.

  • Stuber thanked for years of leadership

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Joe Stuber’s career at Perry County Memorial Hospital was celebrated among co-workers, friends and other well-wishers last week as the hospital’s president and chief executive officer retired from a position he held since September 1999.

    Stuber led the hospital for nearly 17 years.

  • Perry County’s final year 4-H’ers

    Austin Benjamin is a member of the Leopold Gang 4-H Club and the son of Joseph and Joann Benjamin. In the fall, he plans to attend Indiana State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Automation and controls engineering technology.

    His 4-H accomplishments include receiving Grand Champion in sheep, goats and several posters. While in 4-H, Austin has been involved with showing sheep, goats, and hogs and completing several projects, including shooting sports.

  • Deputies OK after being thrown from suspects’ car

    MILLSTONE – Two law-enforcement officers investigating a possible burglary were injured Saturday when one of the suspects sped off in a car the officers were holding onto.

    According to Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone, Deputy Richard Kratzer was called to the area of Millstone Road and Indiana 166 after someone reported the possible burglary of a garage.  Kratzer was told to be on the lookout for a Saturn with no license plates that had been seen in the area.

  • Growing fresh: Farmers market a sell-out event

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

    TELL CITY – Often shaded from the afternoon sun by canopies, vendors at the farmers market at The Depot in Tell City typically do pretty well for themselves. Crowds of shoppers generally swoop in quick to gobble up the array of fresh produce available from local growers, and the other handcrafted items also seem to be a hit.

  • Perry County Bicentennial torchbearers announced

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-six people will carry Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch as it makes its way across Perry County Sept. 9.

    Betty Linne, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, released the list of torchbearers Friday. They were nominated as part of a statewide process to select Hoosiers who will carry the torch across the state leading up to its arrival in Indianapolis Oct. 15.

  • Victims allege unwanted sexual advances, verbal abuse by TC Cinema owner

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The owner of Tell Cinema is accused in court documents of touching teenage employees and barraging them with unwanted sexual advances and derogatory comments.  

    William J.  Lillpop, 39, was arrested June 17 on two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two separate counts of battery. He is free on bond and faces an early July  hearing.

  • United in a yarn of tradition

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Rolls of yet-to-be-used yarn fill a table in a gathering room at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Stacks of handmade scarves and hats of all different colors are mingled in. A perusal of a nearby closet reveals hundreds more similar finished knitting projects.