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  • It takes money to make money

    TELL CITY - Several people appeared before the county council Aug. 20 to ask the fiscal body to be gentle if they must make any cuts to next year's budgets. One had a different message: Big bucks come to Perry County as a result of a little spending.

  • Focus on learning centers
  • Bristow residents snared in meth bust

    SANTA CLAUS - A Perry County man wanted on warrants from two counties was arrested last week after state police discovered an alleged meth lab in Santa Claus. Three other people were arrested and all four face Class B felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    State police and the Santa Claus Police Department received information Thursday that a stolen 1999 Ford Mustang was at 686 Sled Run Road and that Shannon Baker, 29, of Bristow had possession of the car.

  • Commissioners give nod to new Leopold ice-cream shop

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 19 a rezoning request that will allow the opening of an ice-cream shop in Leopold. Donald Weatherholt told the commissioners he wants to provide something for 16- to 25-year-olds. "There's currently no venue for that age group" in the area, he said.

    He tore down a house at 12726 Washington St., and moved a 12-by-32-foot yard barn onto the lot.

    "It will be a good thing for the community," Weatherholt said.

  • Win a Chevy Camaro, FOP members say

    PERRY COUNTY - A sports car that might otherwise turn the heads of police officers is being raffled by local Fraternal Order of Police members this summer and fall and will make Christmas memorable for one lucky person.

    Chances for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are now being sold by the group for $10 each or six for $50. The raffle is scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall. Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

  • ISP workshops at Perry Central offer parents tips on Internet, cell-phone safety

    LEOPOLD - An Indiana State Police trooper will offer advice next week to parents to help them protect their children from being exploited by two popular modes of communication used by young people, the Internet and the cell phone.

    Sgt. Chad Dick will speak at two 45-minute workshops Wednesday at Perry Central High School. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and participants can attend either session. A free supper will be offered between sessions at 6:15.

  • Council may label more parks tobacco-free

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council is expected to discuss a proposed ordinance at members' meeting Sept. 8 that would prohibit and smoking and the use of other tobacco products from another four city parks. The council has discussed making Hagedorn Park, Dennis Kress Memorial Park, Kiwanis Park and Roy Fenn Park tobacco-free.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported Monday that the time of a county-commissioners meeting Oct. 21 will be shifted because the courthouse will be closed that day. Absentee voting will be conducted in the commissioners room that day, making it necessary to change the commissioners 8 a.m. meeting to 6:30 p.m. The courthouse will be open normal hours that day.

  • UPDATE: Now playing in our online slide-show area:

    We at the Perry County News would like to draw your attention to the slide-show area of this Web site.

    We have uploaded photo galleries from the 4-H fair livestock exhibits, demolition derby and 4-H projects.

    Schweizer Fest galleries include the Clydesdales, diaper derby, road run and wine garden.

    We also offer images of the Tell City Marching Marksmen's season-kickoff party.

  • Commissioners approve referendum plan

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved in a regular meeting Wednesday a plan for conducting a special election Nov. 3 that will determine if major renovations occur at Tell City High School.

    As The News reported July 30, the county election board decided to scrap an initial plan to have all voters cast ballots at the county courthouse. The cost savings weren't to be as great as they'd initially estimated and not worth the potential confusion the change might bring, County Clerk Jean Schulthise said.