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Local News

  • County set for 2nd year of on-time tax bills

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2011 budget order and tax rates last week, paving the way for on-time property tax bills for the second year in a row.

  • $2 million high-school plan progresses

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. Board of Directors voted Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution supporting further renovations at the high school.

    John Werner, who serves as attorney for the building and school corporations, explained the former body’s approval would extend a lease of the building to Dec. 31, 2030 and increase its annual rent by more than $253,000.

  • Clarification

  • Crisis Connection promotes stalking awareness campaign

    DUBOIS COUNTY – Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal-justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact.

    In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide, the homicide of women, in abusive relationships.

    Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization.

  • New soil scientist appointed for forest

    BEDFORD – Chalonda Jasper is the new soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest. Jasper will work on a number of soil-related issues in the forest and provide input for most forest projects. Originally from Hammond, La., Jasper most recently worked in the national forests and grasslands in Texas.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.

  • Sheriff’s deputies change unit numbers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians who listen to their scanners might have noticed a change in the officer numbers used by sheriff’s deputies.

    Those unit numbers changed and, with the exception of Sheriff Lee Chestnut, who has become 62-1, the system reflects seniority of deputies.

    Other deputies and their unit numbers: Richard Myers, 62-2; Richard Kratzer, 62-3; Junior Fuchs, 62-4; Daymion Marsh, 62-5; Jason Shadwick, 62-6.

  • Tell City man, five juveniles face charges in theft of cash

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was charged with receiving stolen property in a case that included the theft of nearly $500 in cash, much of which was recovered by officers over the following week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, a Cannelton man reported Dec. 30 that $480 in cash taken from his wallet while he was inside a local business.

  • Perry Central boasts high graduation rate

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education had just released the 2010 date graduation rates Dec. 20, just in time for the Perry Central School board to review them at its monthly meeting.

    “We’re very pleased with that number and we are proud of it,” said assistant to the superintendent, Tara Bishop. “We feel like working with kids and trying to meet their needs and help them be successful is one of our strengths.”

  • Still time to join 4-H for 2011

    PERRY COUNTY – There’s still time! Yes, there’s still time to join Perry County 4-H, said Purdue Extension 4-H youth educator Renate Jobst.

    “4-H is open to all children in kindergarten through 12th grade,” Jobst said. “I think there is something for everyone in 4-H.”

  • New forest supervisor begins duties today

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BEDFORD – A U.S. Forest Service employee with Indiana roots but who worked in locations across the nation will begin work today at the top post within the Hoosier National Forest.

    Melany Glossa will step into the job of forest supervisor, replacing Ken Day, who had served in the post 16 years before retiring in June.