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Local News

  • 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.

  • News sets early deadlines

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for New Year's. The deadline to have items published Thursday, Jan. 1 issue is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

    The News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. This deadline applies to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

    For more information call 547-3424.

  • Offices closing for 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 schedule, with no pickup Christmas and New Year's days. Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays. Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Angel Food Ministries forms at The News

    TELL CITY - Menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    For more information, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Letters to Santa available in special-sections area

    A "little mommy doll that goes potty," "a mermaid baby and sunglasses and a swimsuit for me and doggy," and "a jungle in my pocket" are among the many requests in this year's Letters to Santa special section. To view them, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page. Scroll down to find the "Letters to Santa" headline. After clicking on it, you'll see a list of excerpts. Click on each one to open another page of letters.

  • Sheriff gives up meal, tax-warrant money

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Dec. 11 a first-ever contract for the county sheriff that will eliminate revenues he receives from two sources but make up for it in a fixed salary.

    "The state board of accounts said they wanted all elected officials to be paid on a salary basis," Sheriff Bob Glenn told the commissioners before they approved the change at their Dec. 1 meeting. "You could not use the meals to subsidize any profit for a sheriff's deputy or anybody."

  • Plans for former mens shelter OK'd

    TELL CITY – Upcoming renovations to a Main Street building that formerly housed a shelter for homeless men were approved last Thursday by the Tell City Plan Commission. Also given an OK was a development plan for a new nursery proposed for Tell City's north side.

    After reviewing reports from the State Fire Marshal's Office, the city commission approved Liberty Church's development plan for the former Harvest House in the 400 block of Main Street.