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  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

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  • Applicants sought for second class of citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the second year of a citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply.

  • Income surveys being mailed to Tell City residents

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

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  • News in Brief; Feb. 22

    VFD auxiliary selling New Boston soup March 11


    NEW BOSTON – The New Boston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual “famous soup” sale on Sunday, March 11, at the firehouse in New Boston.

    Carry-out only will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $14 per gallon. Please take containers. All proceeds will benefit the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department.


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  • Perry Central educator among nation’s ‘Most Spirited’ teachers


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    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School Spanish teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn is excited to have received a nomination for the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards.  The recognition is special to her since “so many teachers work really hard” in their respective schools across the nation, that being mentioned is an honor. 

  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis. 

  • Tell City adopts revised wastewater rates




    TELL CITY – New wastewater rates adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council will reduce the monthly bills paid by many Tell City residents and will reduce a surcharge paid by outside-the-city customers.

  • County braces for more flooding




    PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

  • Tots Lots Preschool enrolling for the school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.