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  • LHDC accepting applications for weatherization aid

    TELL CITY - As a recipient of funding to provide weatherization services in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is accepting applications for assistance from residents.  

    Through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, LHDC receives federal Department of Energy and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds, as well as State Weatherization Energy Enhancement Program money, to provide weatherization-program assistance to eligible homeowners and renters.

  • Cannelton man, 45, accused of molesting child

    CANNELTON - A 45-year-old Cannelton man could spend decades in prison if convicted of a Class A felony charge of molesting a child.  

    Mark A. Wilson was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for child molestation issued in Perry Circuit Court. According to a probable-cause affidavit filed by Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Eric Dickenson, Wilson is accused of performing oral sex earlier this year on a child under the age of 14.

    Wilson is lodged in the Perry County Jail and faces 20 to 50 years in prison if convicted.

     

  • Troy council declines to extend contract for Town Marshal J.D. Pyle

    TROY - The Troy Town Council agreed this month not to renew the contract of Town Marshal J.D. Pyle. The council discussed extending the contract at its January meeting with the understanding Pyle would complete required training and focus his duties on enforcing town ordinances.

    Meeting Feb. 11, the council decided not to extend the agreement. No decision has been made on whether to advertise the part-time job. Over the past couple of years, town leaders have discussed the possibility of doing away with the position.

  • Tell City leaders meet this evening at library

    TELL CITY - Keeping with a year-old tradition of holding city meetings in the community once each quarter, Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Common Council will be held outside of City Hall.

    Both meetings will take place in the meeting room at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. The works board convenes at 6 p.m. followed by the council at 7.

  • Fugitive sexual predator has local ties

    TELL CITY - A sexual predator sought by police should be considered dangerous, authorities looking for the man said this week.

    Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction officials and the U.S. Marshal's Office are looking for Michael Wayne Henderson, 37.

    Convicted in Perry County of criminal-deviate conduct, Henderson allegedly failed to register as a sex offender after his release from prison in September.

  • Employers shed jobs, trim wages

    PERRY COUNTY - Three local employers, Kimball International, Abbey Press and The Perry County News, are responding to the national recession by either cutting wages, eliminating jobs or cutting back on hours its employees work.

    Kimball announced last week it was trimming pay for its executives and salaried employees. Abbey Press will cut 11 jobs and News employees are taking five days off without pay.

  • FFA Week at Perry Central

    A Tuesday petting zoo that drew several barnyard creatures to Perry Central High School helped mark National FFA Week. Younger students enjoyed up-close looks at a baby Holstein calf, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. Also taking part were several dogs that live on farms and a docile duck. Here, students Sierra Bruggeman and Lucas Thomas hold samples of hay for a goat that seemed as interested in the two second-graders as they were in it. Left FFA adviser and Perry Central teacher Brian Springer shares information about two lambs.

  • Extension educators gear up for spring

    CANNELTON - Winter-weary Perry Countians counting down the weeks until they can dig into their gardens should mark March 5 on their calendars. That evening, local Purdue University Extension educators will present a home-gardening seminar.

    "It's the first of three programs we'll offer this year," said Brenda Hagedorn, consumer and family-sciences educator.

    Many families are looking for ways to stretch food dollars and as spring nears, many will turn to their backyards, including first-time gardeners.

  • Troy company wins state safety award

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Troy employer with a small staff puts a big emphasis on safety. That commitment drew an equally large honor last week from the Indiana Department of Labor.

    A Feb. 17 ceremony inducted American Colloid's Troy operation into the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, often known by the acronym INSHARP.

  • Dale school's closing may have local impact

    TELL CITY - Leaders of the Perry County Learning Academy would want to help others in any way they could, one of them said at a regular meeting of that organization's board of directors Feb. 17, but they'll need to watch the costs.

    Mary Roberson, Perry Central Community School superintendent and one of two board-of-directors members for the academy, was talking about the projected June closing of the North Spencer County Alternative Education Center in Dale due to economic reasons.