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  • Records (Published Oct. 23, 2017)

    Arrests
    • Daniel W. Davis, 38, of 541 19th St., Tell City, Oct. 16, on preliminary charges of burglary and theft.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $11,505.
    • David W. Manning, 39, of 418 Ross Springs Drive, Maryville, Tenn., Oct. 16, on a preliminary charge of endangerment by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released Oct. 17 after posting $605 bail.

  • Hoosier National Forest plans fall prescribed burns

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier National Forest staff firefighters and planners have several prescribed burns scheduled for this fall – if weather and other factors allow.
    Burns are planned in Perry, Brown, Orange and Crawford counties. Each area has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning season.
    In Perry County, the Forest Service hopes to burn 1,077 acres at Mogan Ridge, in an area known as “Rattlesnake.”

  • Chili cook-off coming to TC downtown

    TELL CITY – Fall is here and that means chili, and the 8th annual chili cook-off on Tell City’s Main Street. This year’s event is set for Saturday Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Health exchange assistance available

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for the nation’s health exchange beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Dec. 15.
    A certified Indiana Navigator will be available at the hospital at no cost. The health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • Witches Walk set for Thursday

    Tell City will be invaded by a menagerie of costumed characters Thursday as the 27th Chamber of Commerce Witches Walk draws vampires, mummies assorted superheroes – and, yes, friendly witches, for two hours of treats and fun. Witches Walk hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. See Page 2 for a full story with the details and a list of participating businesses and organizations.

  • Deadline for paying fall taxes is Nov. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for Perry County property owners to pay the second installment of property taxes will be Monday, Nov. 13.  The courthouse will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which will push the deadline to the following Monday. Any payments received after Nov. 13 will be subject to a penalty.

  • A heart for others

    Tony Pappano, whose heart was as big as his determination to make a difference in the lives of others, died Saturday after his own heart unexpectedly gave out. The 74-year-old suffered a heart attack last week. His sudden passing left friends and a community in sorrow but many recalled with a smile the man who took life by the horns and worked hard for others all of his life.

  • Marksmen to launch Orbis at semistate

    TELL CITY – Continuing a successful season, the Marching Marksmen have thrust themselves into contention for a berth at the state finals. The band will first have to prevail at next weekend’s semistate Class D contest at Franklin Community High School. And that comes with a new set of goals for the preparations.

  • Solar project near Troy gains momentum

    SPENCER COUNTY – While not set in stone, the odds of Spencer County becoming home to the state’s largest solar project are about as good as they can be following a productive meeting between the county council and representatives from Orion Renewable Energy Group held Monday evening.
    The project, operating under the name Troy Solar LLC, would see a massive investment in solar panels on 800 acres of leased farmland between the communities of Troy and New Boston along Indiana 545.

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