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  • Counties may have to return $991,000 grant

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners opted July 7 to wait and see what Spencer County officials will do before making any decisions about improving the Huffman Mill Bridge.

    County-council members approved a $12,900 appropriation from the county's covered-bridge-maintenance fund at their regular meeting June 24.

    Several years ago, officials from Perry and Spencer counties met to talk about the latter seeking money to refurbish the historic county-line covered bridge, Highway Superintendent Ed Feix said.

  • Riders welcomed to Perry County's 'French' territory

    It wasn't that long ago when Augustin Blanchard and Marcus von Pelier would have heard French spoken in the Bandon and Apalona areas they road through July 9. Natives of France, the two men left a horse farm near Lexington, Ky., in late June bound, they hope, for Portland, Ore. They log 20 to 30 miles a day, making friends along the way.

    The two riders are following portions of the American Discovery and Lewis and Clark Trails that will take them into Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and finally, Oregon.

  • Thriftway Lumber closes its doors in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Signs on the front doors of Tell City's Thriftway, a lumber and building-supplies store on Indiana 66, announced the business' closure Friday. The Owensboro, Ky.,-based company mailed letters to customers about the closure. In it Thriftway President Ken Lawson said the decision was based on the local economy.

    "This very tough decision comes after several months of analyzing and exploring every option available, but due to economic situations and a continued stagnant economy, we are left with no alterative options," he wrote.

  • Bus-stuffers, helpers needed
  • Museum preserves local school history

    Editor's Note: This is part of an occasional series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

  • Logging closes roads, trails

    TELL CITY – The three south loops of the German Ridge Trail on the Hoosier National Forest will be closed until Oct. 31. The closure is to ensure the safety of trail users while loggers are working in the area. Timber-sale activities have resumed after being idle for a time. The timber sale is intended to remove selected pine trees.  

  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY – Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause July 30 to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. July 30 near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • Filing period opens for school board

    TELL CITY - The filing period will open Wednesday for people seeking three of the five seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, County Clerk Jean Schulthise announced Thursday.

    The man primarily responsible for creating those opportunities said Thursday he's "confident we'll have some good candidates."

    City resident J.R. Flynn led a petition drive that resulted in a question being added to the 2007 general-election ballot: Should school-board members be elected rather than appointed?

  • Voters can register on Internet site

    TELL CITY - Indiana residents can register online to vote as of the first of this month, County Clerk Jean Schulthise and Todd Rokita, Indiana secretary of state, announced.

    Residents with valid Indiana driver licenses or other identification cards issued by the state can go to www.indianavoters.com to submit voter registration applications. The site also allows voters to confirm or update their registration, find polling places, print voter-registration forms, contact county election offices or the Indiana Election Division and check campaign finance records.

  • Board wants to build park at Rome ramp

    ROME - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is making moves to develop a new county park in this river community.

    The parks board constructed a boat ramp here in 1999 and with the addition of adjoining land donated by a local family, wants to turn the site into a complete park. It will be named Wilkerson County Park, after the family that donated the land.