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  • Indiana State Police stepping up Thanksgiving holiday patrols

    JASPER - In an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities on Indiana's roadways this week, the Indiana State Police and more than 250 other law enforcement agencies throughout the state are participating in a Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz.

    The effort continues through Sunday and troopers will have the opportunity to work overtime to ensure safe travel during this dangerous holiday travel time.

  • Juveniles detained in theft at business, vandalism

    TELL CITY - Six juveniles face possible charges for allegedly breaking into Tell City Chair Co.'s building along Seventh Street, where they allegedly stole items and vandalized the building's interior.

  • The Springs ribbon-cutting set

    TELL CITY — The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for The Springs at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 to celebrate the opening of a new housing complex. The open house will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Springs is located at 72 Park Ave. in Tell City.  Sam Bick is the president of Grandview Care Inc. which provides housing, senior housing and health care in multiple locations, including The Springs, throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Business office hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tipsaw Lake Road closing Monday

    TIPSAW — Beginning Monday, Tipsaw Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest will be closed for approximately 45 days for resurfacing. The road will be closed to all traffic from milepost 2 to the lake. The Tipsaw trailhead and campground access road will remain open. The road will reopen around Jan. 15. Call 547-7051 for information.

     

  • Cannelton city meetings moved to Dec. 7

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city officials rescheduled their December meetings to Dec. 7.

    Normally conducted the second Monday of each month, the city's public-works and council meetings will begin at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7, respectively.

    They will be followed at 7 p.m. by a special meeting of the common council to discuss the city's long-term control plan for sanitary and storm sewers.

  • Offices closed for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and the doors to many will remain shut Friday.

    Local, city and state offices will be closed both days, including the county courthouse and City Hall in Tell City.

    Trash pickup in Tell City Wednesday will include that day's route as well as Thursday's, giving city workers the final two days of the week off.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday but will open at 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Smith new county recreation director

    CANNELTON - Brad Smith will get to put his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management to use as Perry County's recreation director.

    Smith was hired by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Wednesday to replace Dan Adams, who resigned in July to devote more time to his family's winery. Smith will officially start his duties Dec. 7.

    Parks board members had said they wanted someone with a degree in parks and recreation, and board president Edd Ransom said Smith seemed well-suited for every aspect of the job.

  • Recyclables revenue down $50k

    TELL CITY - A continuing slump in process for recyclable-materials prices will leave the Perry County Recycling Management District approximately $50,000 short of revenues it took in last year, Paul Alvey reported at a regular meeting of the agency's board of directors Thursday.

    The district had taken in just over $35,000 as of that day, the executive director said, compared to approximately $84,000 the same time last year.

  • State Rep. Dennie Oxley hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley, whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, remained hospitalized Friday at  Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, area media and another state representative said Thursday.

    Oxley was hospitalized after he missed the General Assembly's Organization Day on Tuesday. State Rep. Russ Stilwell, who was attending an event in Spencer County Thursday night and had spent several hours at the hospital with Oxley's family, said his fellow legislator's condition was serious.

  • Company to provide child-support help

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the employment of a company to help manage child-support enforcement, insurance rates for county employees that remained the same or declined slightly and the use of a law-enforcement fund to purchase a used police car.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise told the commissioners she'd learned at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties that state officials are looking at ending federal incentive payments paid to counties based on their enforcement of child-support rulings.