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  • Budget cuts may mean closing park on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed 19-percent budget cut for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department may mean it will have to close Eagles Bluff Park on weekends.

    The proposed county budget for 2012 approved by the Perry County Council at budget meetings Oct. 4-6 and being submitted to the state for approval cuts $16,255, or 19.165 percent, from the parks department’s 2011 budget.

  • 2012 county budget largely mirrors this year’s

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Most of the numbers plugged into spaces in a county-budget book for 2012 mirror those of this year after county-council members worked to bring projected expenses and revenues into alignment.

    Pay raises for county employees were ruled out early in the process.

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  • Lt. Gov. Skillman urges Hoosiers to send holiday wishes to troops serving overseas

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has announced the start of her fifth annual holiday letter-writing campaign, asking Hoosiers to write holiday cards to our country’s servicemen and women.

    Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes provides an opportunity for Hoosiers to send their thoughts and prayers to U.S. troops spending the season away from their homes and loved ones.

  • German visitors

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  • State auditor featured speaker at Sunday’s GOP picnic

    TROY – Indiana State Auditor Tim Berry will be the featured guest at the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic Sunday at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy.

  • School hosting tech night

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will play host to an Internet and Technology Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the school’s media center.

    The event is geared toward any community member who would like to better understand technology and the Internet, including sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Hands-on training and one-on-one time with computers will be a part of the evening.

    Participants do not have to have a child enrolled in the school to attend.

  • Fortwendel due in court Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel is scheduled to be in Perry Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Friday to answer an allegation that he violated terms of his probation.

    Fortwendel was issued a summons to appear in court after he allegedly tested positive for alcohol Aug. 1.

    Fortwendel pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Under terms of his probation, he is prohibited from using, possessing, transporting or distributing alcoholic beverages.

  • Weekend brings yards sales, village open house

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour wraps up this weekend with a popular Route 66 Yard Sale and activities at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The annual yard sale Saturday is conducted along the county’s winding stretch of Indiana 66, from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton and Rocky Point toward Rome, Dexter and Mount Pleasant.