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  • Hospital back in the black in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a trying 2017, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s finances have rebounded in the first two months of 2018.

    As of the end of February, the hospital had earned $455,686 on total patient revenue of $15,936,608. Total revenue was nearly $900,000 or 5.9 percent above what was budgeted.

    The hospital basically broke even last year but revenue was well below what was budgeted. Since then, the hospital has worked to cut expenses while trying to build its range of services.

  • Contractor jailed on fraud charges

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A local building contractor faces criminal charges after multiple homeowner complaints to police about allegedly unfinished and potentially haphazard work.

    Aaron Strahl, 41, was arrested March 22, on two charges of Level 6 felony home improvement fraud, having allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars from clients for home upgrades that went unfinished.

  • Daisy Mae
  • Police seize methamphetamine, $11,000 in cash

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife face a long list of felony drug charges after police allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine and $11,000 in cash.

    On Thursday, a Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of 12th Street in Tell City. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle the deputy developed what he judged to be sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for illegal drugs inside the vehicle.

  • School performance reports in today’s issue

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school performance reports for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 12-13 of today’s edition as well as the newspaper’s online edition.

  • A Solemn Week
  • Tell City awarded money for Main Street work

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Tell City will receive more than $880,000 to improve the curb appeal of a portion of Main Street.

    The work, which will extend from Jefferson Street north to Indiana 37, won’t take place for another three years, but when completed, the area of Tell City’s Main Street will have new sidewalks, streetlights and other improvements. 

  • Candidates for sheriff, coroner speaking tonight

    TELL CITY – Perry County voters are invited to attend or tune into an April 19 forum that will see candidates in contested May races asked about their views on topics related to their offices.

    The Perry County News will host the 7 p.m. event in the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St.

  • The 1951 Troy Township Consolidated Basketball team ... the rest of the story

    Editor’s Note: This article was penned by Mike and Kathy Finley after the couple provided the photo of the 1951 team, above, seeking to identify players.

     

    Several calls were received concerning the identification of the students in this 1951 Troy Township Consolidated team photograph. One was a “Wildcat” team member, Eldon Hammack. In addition to identifying all of the eighth-graders in the photograph, he added some interesting memories from that era and a photo of his 1955 Tell City High School team.

  • Thursday crash