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  • Bill giving port authorities independence now law

    INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Russ Stilwell's plan to change how Indiana's port authorities operate has been signed into law, according to a news release from the governor's office Monday.

    House Bill 1076, authored by Stilwell, will take effect July 1.

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  • Eagles Bluff now open until 7 p.m.

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will keep Eagles Bluff Park open daily until 7 p.m.

    The parks board made that decision at Wednesday's meeting on a suggestion from county recreation director Brad Smith.

    When the park reopened on a full-time basis in 2008, daily hours were set at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And in December closing time was set at 4 p.m. for the winter because it is getting dark by then.

  • Perry County Lincoln Day Dinner April 6 at Bill & Dave's

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest speaker at the April 6 Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.

    The annual event will be held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156. The dinner is sponsored by the Perry County Republican Party.

  • Birthday celebration March 24 for 105-year-old Julia Storm

    TELL CITY - Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a birthday celebration from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for Julia Storm. The party will be held in the facility dining room and will mark her 105th birthday. The public is invited to attend and wish her a happy birthday. Anyone who would like to send a card can address them to Julia Storm, Golden Living Center-Lincoln HIlls, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Agriculture special section available here

    Our 2010 Perry County Agriculture special section is available on this site.

    To read it, simply click on "Special Sections" in the blue bar near the top of the page, then on Perry County Agriculture. It's in Adobe's .pdf format.

    If you don't already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can get it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader.

  • Library boards discuss possible consolidation

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members learned during their monthly meeting March 3 that Cannelton Public Library was considering the option of consolidating with the TC-PC Library. In an e-mail sent to Library Director Larry Oathout March 1, Cannelton Library Board Director Sally Walker informed him that the board there had voted to investigate the possibility of merging the two libraries into one. To begin the merger, Oathout explained, both library boards would have to approve a "resolution to plan for a merger" at their nex

  • Former bank employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft and forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.  Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, who was fired from the bank March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.  The criminal investigation began when bank officials notified the police department about the unauthorized withdrawals.

  • Young protests removal of mobile home

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III accused Mayor Smokey Graves last Monday of acting improperly in treating two property owners differently. The city demanded that one pay $1,000 per month for violating appearance rules while it paid to have someone else's cleaned up.  Graves said the board of public works agreed to allow a contractor to clear an abandoned mobile home and what he called "a short window of opportunity" opened to remove it at half of a cost he'd been quoted. "I'd requested the cost to the city,&q

  • Marksmen win academic bowl crown

    TELL CITY - Tell City emerged from the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena Tuesday as the champions in a Pocket Athletic Conference invitational academic bowl. Their overall score was 10 points ahead of second-place North Posey. Heritage Hills took third in the event, followed by South Spencer, Tecumseh, Southridge, Forest Park and Pike Central. The Marksmen's math, science and interdisciplinary teams left the gym after earning championship spots in the event, according to Patsy Alvey, coordinator for Tell City's Academic Super Bowl teams.