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  • City seeks new wheelchair ramp

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III is looking for a contractor who can replace a wheelchair ramp at the city's boat ramp. Speaking at a regular council meeting Monday, he said he'd received complaints about a ramp that had deteriorated to the point "it was in bad shape." The city's park-and-recreation fund holds $2,000, he said, offering to seek estimates.

  • Arrest made in north Perry County break-ins; teen detained

    ST. MEINRAD - A pair of burglaries in Spencer and Perry counties led to the arrest last week of a 19-year-old Bristow man and the detention of a juvenile. Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David M. Mattingly, of 4434 Indiana 62, is accused of burglarizing a garage at 1915 Indiana 62.

  • TC man jailed on Hancock warrant

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who allegedly sent graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old Hancock County girl was arrested Monday night on a warrant issued in that county.  John LaForce, 41, of 715 19th St. faces a charge of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.  LaForce was arrested by Tell City police officers at his home and taken to the Perry County Jail.

  • City prepares to build new homes

    TELL CITY - The city will build them, but will they sell?

    That's the question some members of the Tell City Common Council asked last Monday after reviewing preliminary bids received for up to eight new homes planned for construction as part of Tell City's Neighborhood Stabilization Grant.

    The city was awarded grants totaling close to $2 million to tear down vacant or foreclosed homes and build several new ones. Other money was used to purchase at least one home for rehabilitation and other land will be used for a parking lot near the city's Little League field.

  • Davis ready for golden years ahead

    TELL CITY - Hazel Davis has left City Hall. The veteran city employee retired last month from a career included serving as the city's first meter maid, police-department dispatcher, electric utility worker and mayoral assistant.

  • District questions county oversight

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors discussing a proposed budget for 2011 expressed confusion at what sounded like, in their view, interference by the county council last year.

  • German American to be honored this week

    TELL CITY - Tell City's 152nd birthday celebration this week will include recognition of one of its financial institutions.

    German American will be honored Thursday as the 2010 Schweizer Fest Business of the Year. A testimonial dinner will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30.

    Neil Dauby, regional president for German American, said the recognition provides the bank an opportunity to showcase not only its financial strength, community investment and service, but the dedication of its employees.

  • News seeks bloggers for new Web platform

    PERRY COUNTY - Have you been thinking about becoming a citizen journalist, but didn't know where to start?

    We will soon make changes to the look of the Perry County News Web site, and we'd like to invite you on board. We are looking for community bloggers for www.perrycountynews.com and hope you'll participate.

    We'll need experts and enthusiasts who can write about their favorite topics on a regular basis.

  • Contestants vie for festival's crown

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest and Junior Miss Schweizer Fest queen competitions return this year.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, the public can watch the contestants vie for the two crowns.

    Miss Schweizer Fest contestants

    Kelsie Bland of Tell City, daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers, is a student at Perry Central High School. She plans to attend Indiana State University and study speech-language pathology.

  • Kids First Festival to host cookouts

    PERRY COUNTY - The annual Kids First Festival is brought to families through a partnership between Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school corporations.

    The festival is an evening of celebration of the families of Perry County. The event will again be held in two locations, making the festival more accessible to families.

    Perry Central's annual Back to School Cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school cafetorium.