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  • Chili cookoff winners announced, honored with plaques
  • Mini-libraries to be installed at parks

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Area residents should find free books to read at two Perry County Parks next spring thanks to a Perry Central student’s class project.

    Cori Allen, a sophomore at Perry Central, told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that for her AP language group community project she wants to install little free libraries at Riverside Park in Magnet and Wilkerson Park in Rome “to make reading more accessible throughout the community.”

  • New cell tower set for Tell City

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgraded cell phone service is one step closer to reality for Tell City.

    PBM Wireless Services of Carmel, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to erect a cell phone tower on property owned by Mulzer Crushed Stone located along Sixth and Lafayette streets. The tower could improve both data and calling services for cellular customers. Currently, the closest tower is on North Ridge Road, just outside city limits.

  • Inking an Enterprise

    STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.

  • Honoring our military heroes
  • Lion at the gate

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Come the New Year, patrons to the Perry County Courthouse will likely be greeted by a new face; not one filling an elected position, but instead to ensure safety. The county commissioners recently announced plans to add a security guard stationed at the front entrance.

  • Local Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

    TELL CITY – “I am once again in need of your help,” Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army says. As in past years, Roccia is in need of volunteer bell ringers. “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he said.

  • County leery of getting involved in boundary dispute

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Differences in opinion over how the law identifies maintained county roads and abandoned township roads have landowners locked in a feud with little resolve likely.

  • Trump easily carries Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana was one of the first states in the nation called for Donald Trump and Perry County voters, though small in number compared with statewide results, helped the Republican on his way to victory.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts Tuesday and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.

    Perry County has given support to Republican presidential candidates in the past but few have garnered as high a percentage or won so many precincts.

  • Amos, Goodson keep seats

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians filled the courthouse Tuesday to learn who would lead locally on the board of commissioners and county council.