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Local News

  • BMV centralizes operations

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians seeking registrations, stickers and license plates can’t walk out of the Perry County License Branch with those documents, but they can still do much of the same work they did in years past.

    Hoosiers began receiving their registrations and plates through the mail under a centralized distribution system launched Jan. 1

    Customers can renew registrations online at myBMV. com, by phone at  (888) 692-6841 or by using new postage-paid envelopes enclosed with registration renewal notices. 

  • 50th anniversary celebration set for April 7

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 7 beginning with a social gathering at 6 p.m. at the Moose home on Dauby Lane.

    Scrapbooks and pictures portraying events of the past 50 years will be on display.
    New Boston Tavern will cater a meal to begin at 6:30 at a cost of $12.

    All active and associate members of Kappa Kappa Kappa are invited to attend. Free rides to the event will be provided to any associate member who needs one.

  • Local Tri Kappa marking 50 years

    Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri Kappa as it is more commonly known, was organized Feb. 22, 1901, in Indianapolis. There are 146 active chapters and 125 associate chapters throughout the state with more than 10,000 members.

  • Sheriff hopes to cut paper-service costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Gas is killing us,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 7 about the cost his department incurs in serving court papers to people in the county. He was addressing the county commissioners at a regular meeting, and wants to deliver more documents by certified mail.

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  • Incoming schools chief asks board for fewer sick days

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incoming Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger asked school-board members at a regular meeting March 8 to give him the same number of sick days a new teacher gets.

  • Earthquake, tsunami rock Tell City native

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The rescue teams are finally able to search,” Jim Miller said when The News asked him Wednesday to explain what was happening in Japan. “They were and are hampered by ongoing quakes, cold weather and snow. They are finding very few survivors ... mostly the dead. They ran out of body bags. The tide washed over 2,000 bodies back to shore in one day. Entire villages disappeared – think places the size of Tell City with populations of 10,000 or more.”

  • Corrections

    In this year’s Discover Perry County, County Commissioner Bill Amos was omitted from a list of county officials. The News failed to remove County Commissioner Gary Dauby’s name from the same list. Also, Larry Bryant’s name was omitted from the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

  • Severe weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of communications systems between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    Emergency-preparedness officials encourage families and businesses to discuss and rehearse their plans for dealing with severe weather.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau Meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be speaking at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Perry Central High School.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Reservations are required; call the Farm Bureau office, 547-7044, to reserve your seat. The cost for the meal will be $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers payable at the door.

    Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The public is invited.