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  • Away in a Manger
  • Governmental offices closing for year-end holidays

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on the usual schedule, with no pickup

    Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays.  

    Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Post offices closing early Wednesday, New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY – Tell City's post office will close early Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but regular mail will be delivered as usual both days.  

    Post offices in Cannelton and Troy will also close early Wednesday.

    The post office will be closed Christmas and New Year's Days, with regular mail delivery resuming Friday  and Jan. 2.

  • Perry Central board OKs policy changes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School board members approved changes to several policies during its Dec. 15 meeting.

    A breakdown of the policies are as follows:

    • Military service: A new policy provides military leave to eligible administrative, professional and support staff. Staff will continue to receive compensation and accrue seniority.

  • Hour-long programs to profile 2008 turkey hunts

    TELL CITY — Perry County's natural splendor and growing population of wild turkeys will be on display nationwide Dec. 31 as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge filmed locally last spring is broadcast on the Versus Network.

    Tony Thomas of Tell City, who helped organize last year's filming of  turkey hunts for the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, said the one-hour show is scheduled to air at noon New Year's Eve and will be followed by a second one-hour segment the following week.

    Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Monopoly winners take fight to court

    TELL CITY – Two Perry County residents fighting over a jackpot won through a fast-food version of the board game Monopoly has Judge Lucy Goffinet holding the dice in a suit over who will collect $100,000.

    A complaint was filed Dec. 4 by Cassandra Litherland, 20, of 619 22nd St., against Randy Howell of 11872 Deer Creek Road.

  • Principal gets 2-year contract

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted in a regular meeting Dec. 9 to make Junior High Principal Brad Ramsey's job permanent, and cemented the action with a two-year contract.

    Ramsey was named in June to replace Chad Schenck, who had resigned as principal at Tell City Junior High School.

  • TC officers to keep 12-hour shifts

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police officers have adjusted well to 12-hour shifts implemented in late summer, the department's chief said last week in a request to make the change permanent.

    "The guys like it and it's lived up to, even exceeded, all my expectations," Police Chief Greg Hendershot said at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • Troopers jail two after Oil Township search

    ST. CROIX - A tip that a Perry County man was violating terms of his probation led state police Thursday to Okalona Road, where they made two arrests.

    According to ISP Sgt. Chad Dick, troopers received information that Roy W. McCormick, 58, of 28593 Okalona Road, was violating terms of his probation.

    McCormick met troopers as they arrived at his residence and while conducting the search, a large amount of controlled substances were located.

    Police said generic versions of Xanax, hydrocodone and Provigil were found in McCormick's possession.

  • City leaders OK insurance for firefighters

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Dec. 8 to accept a three-year agreement to insure the city's volunteer firefighters and reserve police officers against accidents at a cost of $3,092 per year.