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  • Thursday night flicks begin today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The first show is this evening.
    The movies will be shown in Sunset Park and will begin with pre-movie entertainment at about 8 p.m. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • TCPD awarded grant for Segways

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will be awarded money Friday to purchase two Segways. The two-wheeled electric vehicles will give officers better access to walkways and trails in the city, Police Chief Greg Hendershot said.

    The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is awarding its annual grants Friday and granted an application by the department, he said.

  • Hundreds to drag Main Street Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tuesday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council conjured up a bit of nostalgia Tuesday as Baby Boomer city officials talked about Saturday’s Dragging Main celebration.

    The event Saturday could bring hundreds of people into the city to relive what had been a rite of passage for generations of people: cruising Main Street and other thoroughfares, listening to favorite tunes, grabbing favorite food and sharing good times with friends.

  • Main Street dragging back Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local man’s Facebook invitation to drag Main Street could draw hundreds of people to Tell City Saturday.
    “Friday and Saturday nights dragging Main Street was kind of like the center of our universe. Let’s take this day and relive that time, and maybe show our kids what a cool place Tell City was to grow up in,” Joe Morton posted. Word spread quickly through the social-media site and by word-of-mouth.

  • Cannelton street chief seeks money

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner Charlie Davis said many of the city’s storm drains and catch basins need work, but his department doesn’t have money to do it without dipping into its paving funds.

  • Saving Grace

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    A cat named Grace has a new chance at life thanks to a guardian angel with a gun and a big heart.
    Heather Glenn has no wings. A city cop who packs a 40 cal and takes no guff, her heart aches for those in need, people and animals alike and is counted on as a true friend.

  • Sheriff: Current jail doesn’t meet state codes

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer
    LEOPOLD - Officials overseeing a committee to develop a new county jail explained the scope of the project and heard public comment Tuesday during a meeting at Perry Central.

    As previously reported in The Perry County News, the committee is seeking public input on a proposed 49,900-square-foot, 112-bed jail that may be built behind the courthouse on Indiana 37 for an estimated cost of $15 million.

  • County’s TIF areas have no surplus funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission is required to approve annual reports describing tax-increment-financing surpluses, attorney Chris Goffinet reminded its members in a June 20 meeting.

  • Preserving the spiritual heart of Oriole

    Editor’s Note: This article was prepared by Danny Bolin, who is working on efforts to preserve Oriole Methodist Church.

    If you drive too fast over the little hill, you’ll most likely miss it. Standing there all alone without a sign to acknowledge that it once was a prominent place for the faithful to gather, it awaits its ultimate purpose. Or its triumphant finale.

  • Why ATVs aren’t allowed in the Hoosier National Forest

    Editor’s Note: The following column was provided by Chalonda Jasper, a soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest.

     

    The Hoosier National Forest is an exceptional place that offers many recreation opportunities from camping to fishing or wildlife viewing. However, the use of all-terrain vehicles in the Hoosier is prohibited. This means no four-wheelers, motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, dune buggies, scooters, Segways, golf carts, six-wheelers or any other motorized vehicles are allowed off roads.