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  • Two very Merry Christmas parades



    Parade Winners


    PERRY COUNTY – Winning floats and other entries have been announced in Tell City and Leopold Christmas parades held this past weekend:

    Tell City Parade

    Overall: German American Bank, Christmas Vacation

    Civic: William Tell Center, Train pulling children

    Youth: Tell City Marching Marksmen, Tell City Junior-Senior High School

  • Fire threatens Rocky Point restaurant

  • TC Schools’ wellness clinic opens


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A health clinic provided by Perry County Memorial Hospital covering employees and their families at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is now open. An open house and Chamber of Commerce dedication was held Thursday at the wellness clinic located at 148 13th St.

    The hope is the new endeavor will improve the overall wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, as well as get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • Works board OKs purchase of two police vehicles




    TELL CITY – They aren’t likely to arrive until 2018, but two new vehicles for the Tell City Police Department were approved for purchase by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Nov. 20. One of the purchases will add a pickup truck to the city police department’s fleet next year.

     A Dodge Charger will be purchased from John Jones for $24,075 and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck from Sternberg Automotive. It carries a $27,526 price tag.

  • Perry County in 1913




    Perry County in 1913 was dotted with  farms, forests, coal mines and small towns, some of which later changed names or no longer exist.

    A recent gift to the Perry County Assessor’s Office, a 1913 map of the county showing townships, small towns, roads, creek names and major landowners, was found in the home of Paul Miller’s late parents, Tony and Irene. The family decided to give the map to the county. While a century old, it remains in good condition.

  • Commissioners near deal on medical insurance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – How much impact will a change in county employees’ health insurance coverage have on the local hospital? That was a question raised as the Perry County Commissioners near finalizing a new deal on coverage.

    Maybe some. Maybe none. But it’s an aspect the board wants to investigate as they close in on learning where employee health insurance figures will come in for 2018.

  • St. Mark shooting match raffle winners announced


    ST. MARKS – St. Mark Church would like to announce winners of its annual shooting match raffle held Sunday, Sept. 24, and thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets.  This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows:

    $550 cash donated by Hagedorn Dairy Farm and Richard and Nellie Peter, won by Clarence Genet.

    $400 cash donated by Country Small Engine Repair and Welding and Knights of Columbus, won by Leroy Berger.

  • Santa back in town for two weekend parades

    After a successful kickoff to the Christmas season in Cannelton last Friday, the parade action moves to Tell City and Leopold for a pair of weekend events. Santa is expected at both and he’ll meet with good boys and girls to hear some of their wish requests. In Tell City, Santa will host kids inside City Hall. In Leopold, youngsters can meet with the jolly elf after the parade.


    Tell City Parade Saturday

  • Image of suspect captured on film in August fire





    TROY – A serial arsonist stalking the streets of Troy at night might be responsible for a dozen or more fires in the community over the past decade. While it is not certain that one person has been responsible for all the fires, which have damaged or destroyed vacant homes and businesses in the town, they share several characteristics.

  • Solar project creating sparks




    TROY – Even before the first sun-catching panel is put in place, a proposed solar project north of Troy has some tempers close to boiling as neighbors, landlords and tenants consider sometimes opposing interests and judge the prospect of solar panels covering hundreds of acres of prime farmland.