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  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton's Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Offices to be closed for Memorial Day

    TELL CITY - Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week. In Cannelton, trash will be collected Tuesday of Memorial Day week for those whose normal pickup day is either Monday or Tuesday.

  • Grass clippings clog city storm-sewer system

    TELL CITY - Employees of the Tell City Wastewater Department and members of the community's board of public works and safety encourage residents to take steps that will prevent grass clippings from entering the city's storm-water system.

    Clippings blown into streets, left near curbs and even blown onto sidewalks are frequently washed into storm drains when it rains, potentially clogging inlets and creating other problems for the storm-water utility. Blowing clippings into streets also violates city ordinances. City leaders appreciate the public's cooperation.

  • Tell City, Troy fire hydrants will be flushed

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday. Work will begin on Fourth Street and proceed eastward. Residents may notice low water pressure or discolored water when crews are working nearby and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

    Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Residents served by that utility may also notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is taking place in their areas of town.

  • Graduation 2009 special section now available

    The Graduation 2009 special section in Thursday's edition of The Perry County News is available here. Simply click on the "Special Sections" tab atop this page, then on "Graduation 2009."

    You'll be presented a list of pages arranged alphabetically by students' names, starting with Tell City High School, then Perry Central and Cannelton high schools.

    Click on the page you'd like to view. You need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can obtain here, installed on your computer.

  • Waters recede from Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that portions of Indiana 66 between Rocky Point and Derby and from Derby to Sulphur have reopened.

    High water had closed the roads for several days.

     

  • Waters recede from Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that portions of Indiana 66 between Rocky Point and Derby as well as from Derby to Sulphur have reopened.

    High water had closed the road for several days.

  • Spring brings cemetery, lawn concerns

    CANNELTON - People who've decorated St. Michaels Cemetery gravesites should remove anything on the ground in preparation for the summer mowing season, Cemetery Sexton Charlie Davis said last week.

    He plans to mow the cemetery toward the end of this week, he said at a regular board of public works and safety meeting. Any decorations on headstones can remain, he added.

  • Visits resume at Perry County jail

    CANNELTON - Child visits to the Perry County Jail were again permitted as of Sunday and other visitors will be allowed to see inmates beginning Tuesday, according to Jail Commander Kathie Lackey.

    Visits had been curtailed as a precaution against the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • Works board hires two part-time dispatchers

    TELL CITY - At the request of Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot and lead dispatcher Sarah Wheatley, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety voted this month to hire two part-time dispatchers. Mark Lautner and Adam Evrard were OK'd for part-time slots. Lautner is a dispatcher for the Spencer County Sheriff's Department while Evrard is a reserve patrolman for the city. Renea Gill and Roger Smith have been the city's only part-time dispatchers and Hendershot said Wheatley has struggled to keep shifts covered when full-time workers are attending training, on vacation or ill.