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  • 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.

  • Anderson Woods offers memories

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles about Anderson Woods.

    Deep in the woods of northern Perry County resides a special place for special people. Anderson Woods is an eight-week summer camp for kids and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. We have a staff of eight counselors, a full-time cook and nurse, a camp director, two caretakers, a scribe, the founders and numerous volunteers who make this experience possible.

  • Still shooting for the stars

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  • Texting-and-driving ban takes effect Friday

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Friday, it will be illegal for any Hoosier driver to text while behind the wheel.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation that prohibits the use of any telecommunications device to type, transmit or read text messages or e-mail while operating a moving motor vehicle. Drivers are, however, permitted to use hands-free or voice-operated technology to perform these functions.

    Indiana will become the 32nd state to ban texting while driving for all drivers.

  • Bench project

    Tony Hollinden and Kip Krizman place the first of several greenway benches that already or will soon grace Main Street in Tell City. (Click photo to enlarge.)