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  • Harvest begins
  • Tell City Historical Society meeting Sept. 28

    TELL CITY—The monthly meeting of the Tell City Historical Society will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    There will be a special program titled “Veterans Stories of World War II” as told by Bill Simpson.

    Everyone is invited to attend. The museum is located at the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets.

    The historical society is always looking for new members.

    Dues are only $15 and can be paid at the meeting. For more information, call (812) 547-3173.

  • Fall beef meeting scheduled for Sept. 24
  • Streets of Thunder

    High Octane Heritage on display as Tell City’s Draggin’ Main returns

    Traffic may have been bumper-to-bumper along Main Street Saturday, but most would have expected that to be the case. Starting at 4 p.m., hot-rods, classic rides, motorcycles and current-day grocery getters were on display for a reunion of what used to be a rite of passage for local drivers and youths, draggin’ Main Street.

  • Town of Troy fall clean up planned for Oct. 8-9

    TROY – Fall Clean-Up for Town of Troy residents will be Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8 and 9.

    All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. There will be no back tracking to pick-up.

    No tires, items with Freon or computer components will be accepted.  There will be no pick-up on vacant lots. Paint cans need to be drained. There will be a $10 charge for each large item.

    This charge must be paid at the utility office prior to pick-up and a receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up. Call (812) 547-7501 with any questions.

  • High-speed pursuit ends in Perry County with self-inflicted gunshot; suspect dead

    St. Croix – A pursuit with an armed robbery suspect began in Corydon and ended on Interstate 64 in Perry County.

  • Thursday fire guts Mount Pleasant home
  • Gang prevention classes will return to William Tell Elementary




    TELL CITY – A tradition of helping students learn how to make better decisions – at all stages of their lives – will continue during the new school year at William Tell Elementary.

    A Gang Resistance Education and Training class that has been offered to sixth-graders there since 2012 will continue under Tell City Detective Derrick Lawalin.

    The officer has taught the class since its inception.

  • Council may slash $800,000 from budget requests


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY –  The Perry County Council convened to a packed house Thursday as they officially opened proceedings toward adoption of the 2016 budget.

    During the nearly two-hour session, each of the department heads and elected officials whose offices are funded via the county’s coffers took a few moments to explain changes within individual spending schedules and discuss why continued or increased funding is crucial to their public-service efforts.

  • County recreation director stepping down


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department accepted the resignation of County Recreation Director Adam Tempel Wednesday.

    Tempel, who joined the parks department Jan. 1, 2011, said he is “moving on to a different career in the private sector,” though he did not say what position he is taking. “It’s an opportunity to grow and expand.”

    He had informed parks board members earlier that Sept. 11 would be his last day.