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  • Apex hired to broker county’s insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The move to action was quick, and after three decades, Perry County will likely have a new health insurance broker. The county commissioners voted during a special session Friday morning to seek services from Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits Group.

    The company, the commissioners touted, came highly recommended from several other communities that have done business with Apex, including the state Association of Indiana Counties.

  • Roberson wants to fill District 74 vacancy

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Mary Roberson, who has led Perry Central Community School since 2003, has thrown her hat into the political ring, filing to fill the vacancy created by the resignation earlier this month of District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold.

    Arnold, a Crawford County Republican who had served the district since late 2012, stepped down from office after being asked to serve as director of law enforcement for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He began his new duties Oct. 23.

  • Big fun Saturday at Tractor Supply in Tell City with rescue horses, food, wagon rides to support group
  • Local Sonic drive-in all quiet

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Sonic restaurant, located along Indiana 66 across from Wal-Mart, closed suddenly this week. A social media posting Tuesday afternoon announced the store’s closure.

    “We are sorry to announce this, but Tell City Sonic will no longer be open. As of 10/24/17 we are officially closed. Thank you for the great years and bringing us business.”

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  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • County’s healthcare claims on continued rise

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The soaring costs of healthcare coverage for workers employed by Perry County has the board of county commissioners looking for new ways to stitch their bleeding coffers and trim costs. Members met with prospective insurance brokers Tuesday during a nearly three-hour afternoon session to learn how the companies may combat the escalating prices.

  • Police: School threat not credible

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Snapchat message to a local student, vague in nature but potentially hinting at an act of school violence, prompted the closure of Tell City-Troy Township Schools on Monday. However, police said their fast-moving investigation turned up no credible threat to schools or students. As of Monday afternoon, police believe the Snapchat message, which contained the image of a gun, had originated in another country.

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  • Wal-Mart giving away smoke detectors Saturday

    TELL CITY – In recognition of Fire Safety month, the Tell City Fire Department and Wal-Mart are teaming up this Saturday, Oct. 28, to give away 100 smoke detectors, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Tell City store.

    In 2016, Federal Emergency Management Agency reported 57 residential fire fatalities in the state of Indiana, many of which were related to unexpected or unintentional causes. Approximately 60 percent of residential fires with reported fatalities were from homes that did not have smoke detectors.