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  • Recycling officials latest to question county-council budget moves

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Recycling Management District questioned again this year the county council’s role in determining the district’s budget and paying its employees.

  • Election law change confusing some voters

    PERRY COUNTY – A new state law that places only contested races on the ballot means that only some Tell City voters will be able to cast ballots Tuesday.

    In Tell City, where there are only two contested races, both for city council, only voters in four precincts will vote Tuesday. All three citywide races – mayor, clerk-treasurer and at-large city council – are uncontested. That means the names of Mayor Barbara Ewing, Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter and At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden will not appear on any ballots.

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  • Daylight saving time ends Nov. 6

    Don’t forget to turn your clocks back by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially ends early Sunday.

  • Ewing proud of 1st-term progress

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Running unopposed in Tuesday’s municipal election in Tell City, Mayor Barbara Ewing is in her fourth year of office. The 55-year-old Democrat was elected in 2007 and previously served as clerk-treasurer from 1988 to 2007 and was deputy city clerk-treasurer from 1984 to 1987.

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  • County fire departments receive DNR funds

    INDIANAPOLIS – Seventy-three rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $310,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants from the Department of Natural Resources, DNR Director Robert E. Carter Jr. announced last month.

    DNR Forestry administers the grants, which are made available through the U.S. Forest Service.

    DNR Forestry staff review grant applications and select recipients based on population density, acres of public wildlands protected and wildlife fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.

  • County’s jobless rate declines one-half percent in September

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment dropped by half a percent in September, statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show, with the percentage of jobless workers staying under the state average.

    An estimated 8.3 percent of county workers, 762 people in a projected work force of 9,228 men and women, were out of jobs in the month, down from 8.8 percent in August. The county had the 46th highest unemployment rate among the state’s 92 counties.

  • TC man jailed on burglary, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was jailed on theft and burglary charges for his alleged involvement in an Oct. 22 break-in at Life Tabernacle Church.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the church’s pastor reported the theft of musical equipment and other items after someone forcibly entered the church at 402 Ninth St. Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Phillip Flamion obtained information that led them to believe Kyle D. Payne, 36 of 711 Fulton St., was involved in the theft.

  • County property-tax bills due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and German American banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.