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  • Drug, syringe roundup succeeds for second time

    PERRY COUNTY - "Medicine-cabinet cleanouts" conducted June 11 and 12 netted more than 173 pounds of outdated drugs and nearly 102 pounds of used hypodermic syringes, Tell City Police Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge told The News Friday.

    "It was a big success," he said. "We got a lot of medications off the streets. I was overwhelmed with the amount of needles we collected."

  • Home gutted by blaze
  • Super Wash donating to Food Coalition

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Super Wash car washes are helping families in need by donating $1 of every Button 4 Super Wash purchase made in the month of June to the Perry County Food Coalition.

  • Slow-motion emergency
  • Museum's research areas include genealogy, industry

    Editor's Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles on the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum houses a library for county history and genealogy research. The library contains many books of census, school enumeration, cemetery, church, death, marriage and birth records. Most books are sourced in the Perry County area, but some information is available on surrounding counties. Bound family histories are also available.

  • Angel Food menus for July available now

    TELL CITY - July menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

    July orders are due by noon July 20 and will be distributed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31. Orders can be placed online and paid for with a debit or credit card.

  • Archery event July 3

    BIRDSEYE - Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginners archery lesson from 9 a.m. to noon July 3.

    This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants or to the first 20 to arrive if the event is not full. Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447 or the Patoka Lake Property Office at (812) 685-2464.

  • Washington Street reopens as CSO work advances

    TELL CITY - Washington Street in Tell City has reopened as contractors move ahead with a combined-sewer-overflow project that will separate storm-water and wastewater in some areas. Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday that work will return to those areas, meaning some temporary closures will be needed. Contractors will eventually begin work on Washington between 11th and 12th streets and will bore under 12th Street.

  • Commissioners hire jail architect

    TELL CITY - "People need to understand that this committee doesn't want to build a jail, but we need to," County Commissioner Bill Amos said during a regular meeting Wednesday.

    "There's not a great appetite for this from anybody," county attorney Chris Goffinet added during discussion that led to the commissioners approving the employment of the Indianapolis architectural firm DLZ, one of three that responded to a request for proposals.

  • Many local ISTEP scores higher than state averages

    PERRY COUNTY - Most scores posted by Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township students in Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress were higher than statewide averages, with double-digit differences in a number of cases.