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  • Tax bills due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners have until Tuesday to pay fall property-tax bills. Payments can be made at local banks and at the treasurer's office, which will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Payments can also be made online. Information is located on tax statements. For more information call the treasurer's office at 547-4816.

  • Tell Citians to see decrease in electric rates in 2010

    TELL CITY - The start of a new year will mean the start of lower wholesale electric rates for 52 communities in the state of Indiana. Beginning Jan. 1, members of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency will see a decrease in electricity charges from the power supplier.

    Ratepayers in Tell City will see a 5.6-percent decrease in its wholesale rates, while the actual decrease in retail rates to customers will be slightly less.

  • 12-year-old injured in Nov. 1 farm accident still hospitalized Friday in serious condition

    TELL CITY - A rural Tell City boy suffered a serious foot injury Nov. 1 when his leg became entangled in an auger.

     Dalton Snyder, 12, of 3996 Academy Road, was listed in serious condition Friday at  Kosair Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    According to police reports, a family member called shortly before 4 p.m. to report the boy's foot had become stuck in an auger.

    The child was flown from the scene.

    The Perry County Rescue Squad and Perry County EMS assisted at the scene.

  • TC Christmas parade scheduled

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Tell City Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Sunday, Nov. 29. The parade begins at 3 p.m. with lineup in the Tell City High School parking lot with the parade route traveling west on Tell Street and then turning south on Main Street and continuing to Washington Street. To aid judges, all entries should be identified with a sign identifying the sponsoring organization.

  • State police warn residents about scam

    PENDLETON - Indiana State Police are warning people of a jury-duty scam that has been reported in 11 states. The scam begins with a caller claiming to be the jury coordinator for that particular jurisdiction and telling the victim they failed to appear for jury duty.

  • Two from county among state's new conservation officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two Perry County natives were among 24 new conservation officers who officially joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Oct. 23.

     Patrick Labhart and Levi Clark completed 16 weeks of training and swore their oaths of office in a ceremony held in the Statehouse Rotunda.

    New officers have been assigned to counties across the state and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in early 2010.

  • Time running out in band contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only two days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marks-or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Breaking News 'No' votes prevail in school referendum

    People opposed to a renovation project at Tell City High School prevailed in a referendum whose results were announced at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Twenty-three votes separated those who voted No from the Yes votes in the one-question special election that decided the fate of up to $10 million in improvements. In the 11 precincts in the Tell City-Troy school district, 772 No votes were cast versus 749 Yes votes.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's News.

  • Voters kill TCHS renovation plan

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district said no Tuesday to a proposal to make up to $10 million in improvements to Tell City High School.

    The second attempt by the school board and superintendent to launch renovations intended to correct what they've called decades of neglect was defeated by a 23-point difference among the 1,521 votes cast.

  • CSO grant worth $4.4 million for Tell City

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last week that Tell City will receive a $4,447,000 grant, one of the largest funding awards in city history, to control its combined-sewer overflows. The money, which is a grant that won't have to be repaid, will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state's revolving fund.