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  • Southern Indiana Power helps bring electric service to developing region of Guatemala

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power lineman Eric Schank joined a crew of 13 other Indiana electric cooperative linemen on a trip to a developing area of Guatemala in late April as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to the region.

  • Court and Police Records; June 8

    Arrests

     

    • Shane T. Green, 32, of 325 Main St., Apt. 2, Tell City, June 1, on a warrant for failure to appear.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $605.

    • Brock A. Smith, 26, of 611 S. Sled Run, Santa Claus, June 1, on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and operating a vehicle with specified amount of alcohol or controlled substance in body.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $10,205.

  • Relay for Life
  • ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ gang gives big fan A ride of a lifetime

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Among fans of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” – you remember, Bo and Luke Duke, Cousin Daisy and her cutoff shorts, Uncle Jesse and that no-good Boss Hogg – there are none more devoted than Van Allen. The Rockport man spends much of his free time watching old episodes of the 1980s show, either on TV or online.

  • Meeting to share community survey results

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Want to know what nearly 1,000 people think about Perry County? Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and a public meeting at ATTC Manufacturing.

    A separate gathering Tuesday will gather input on a draft comprehensive plan for the county.

  • Facade-improvement program eyed in downtown Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While its details will need to be worked out in coming weeks, plans for a facade-improvement program in Tell City could be in place later this year, providing cost-sharing to downtown business owners who want to improve the appearance of their storefronts.

    Two members of the Tell City Downtown Development and Action Committee, James Rash and Debra Emerson, spoke to the city council about the idea of helping improve the appearance of retail businesses in the downtown area.

  • Developers seek tax relief for housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Developers of the new River Pointe housing project in Tell City are asking for a tax abatement on portions of the project valued at more than $3 million. If given final approval by the city council at its July meeting, areas of the four-story project would be exempt from property taxes over a period of 10 years.

  • Hoosier Science Kids program teaches the wonders of nature

    LEOPOLD – This spring, 23 Perry Central fourth graders participated in Hoosier Science Kids, a new, cooperative program between the school and the Hoosier National Forest.

    The program is designed to teach kids about the bodies of water in the forest in Perry County. 

  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program underway

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Nominations sought for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen: • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.