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  • County’s solid waste bills due by March 15

    Late fees will apply after Sunday; Credit, debit cards can be used

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2015 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, which is assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, must be paid by Sunday, March 15.

    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, making a total of $52 for each property. Past-due bills will eventually result in small-claims cases.

  • Dispatchers acclimating to new 911 equipment

    By Vince Luecke

    TELL CITY – New 911 consoles being used by Tell City Police Department dispatchers, with added features, will help them more efficiently field emergency calls from across the county.

    That was the message Police Chief Greg Hendershot presented to the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety last Monday.

  • Dispatchers acclimating to new 911 equipment

     

  • Commissioners green light pay raises for highway workers

    By TRINA SEVERSON

     

    TELL CITY – Following approval by the county council and commissioners, several highway department workers will soon see a 3-percent increase in their hourly wages.

    Highway Superintendent Steve Howell approached both groups at meetings earlier this month and requested the raise, stating a surplus in the department’s truck fund could support such an increase. The raise would apply to the department’s two foremen and other employees earning hourly wages.

  • Funding sought to transport animals to shelter

    By VINCE LUECKE and TRINA SEVERSON

    TELL CITY – After a sometimes pointed discussion between Humane Society of Perry County president Jim Carter and Sheriff Lee Chestnut during its Feb. 26 meeting, the Perry County Council has been asked to provide funding to transport stray, nuisance and injured dogs and cats to the county’s animal shelter.

  • Big snow may be gone soon


    PHOTO: Vince Luecke

    Bailey Bloyd sweeps snow Thursday from her car along 19th Street in Tell City. Perry Countians awoke to anywhere from 9 inches to a foot of snow delivered by a late-winter storm that began with heavy rain earlier in the week. Sleet preceded the snow, creating slick conditions that caused fits for some motorists. Several slide-offs were reported but drivers incurred no serious accidents. Warmer temperatures over the weekend and this week should clear the area of snow.

  • Council may restrict RV and trailer parking

    By VINCE LUECKE

    TELL CITY – Just as they did more than a year ago, members of Tell City’s Common Council want the public’s input on what regulations, if any, should be enacted to limit the parking of boats, campers and trailers on city streets.

    This time, however, a telephone call to a city council member could affect what type of ordinance moves forward in the next month or two. 

  • Perry County native Schneider to sign children’s book Saturday at Depot

    BLOOMFIELD – Perry County native and award-winning journalist Nick J. Schneider will conduct a book signing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Depot in Tell City. Schneider will be on hand to sign his new children's book “Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions: Jimbo is  Growing Up”. This faith-based children’s novel is comprised of 10 short stories influenced by Schneider’s experiences growing up in Tell City, as well as things gleaned as a father of two daughters and grandfather of five youngsters.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • William Tell Elementary’s student artists showcase their talents Tuesday to help celebrate Youth Art Month