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  • Tell City street workers picking up leaves

    TELL CITY - Leaf collection in Tell City is under way, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said Wednesday, and he wants to remind residents of the process crews are using in vacuuming leaves.

    The city has two crews, each armed with a vacuum, working most days. One crew is traveling numbered north-south streets, while the other is working named east-west streets.

    Crews will cross the city thoroughly and tackle Burglen Hills and Fennhaven areas before resuming the cycle, Everly said.

    Residents are asked to rake leaves close to curbs but not to place leaves in gutters.

  • Kimball International land auction a success

    JASPER - The auction company that sold thousands of acres of Indiana and Kentucky forestland for Jasper-based Kimball International during three separate sales last week has released financial details of sales for land successful auctioned in Perry County.

    Two tracts of land near the German Ridge Recreation Area totaling 87 acres sold for $180,264, or $2,072 per acre. Two adjoining tracts totaling 73 acres brought $1,820 per acre, for a total of $132,860.

  • Lawalin shares his '2 cents' on CNN

    TELL CITY - Josh Lawalin's brush with national fame came unexpectedly as part of CNN's coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

    While on a work-related trip to Ohio, Lawalin was asked by a CNN crew which candidate, Barack Obama or John McCain, would do a better job managing the economy.

  • 2010 census creating local job opportunities

    Field offices hiring managers, support staff

    PERRY COUNTY - Looking for a part-time job while helping to ensure Perry County is fully counted in the 2010 census? Then one of several field-office positions with the U.S. Census Bureau could be in your future.

  • New job offers district ranger great scenery

    Carey says goodbye to Southern California; returns to her roots

    TELL CITY - Just seven weeks into her new job, Anne Carey already feels at home in Perry County. As district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest, she and her staff are key stewards for thousands of acres of public lands in the county, affecting residents and visitors alike.

  • One Yaggi replaces another on city board

    CANNELTON - A regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety Monday began with a change in membership.

    Cindy Yaggi resigned from the board, Mayor Smokey Graves announced, and he had appointed John Yaggi in her place. Graves said later she told him she "didn't feel comfortable making the kinds of decisions we make, although I thought she was doing a great job."

  • Port authority included in storm-damage funding

    TELL CITY - Like those of other local-government entities, the Perry County Port Authority has been in discussions with officials who will provide aid for damage caused by winds that ripped through the county Sept. 14.

  • Road markings still a mystery

    Painted-on Vs have county officials, public confounded

    TELL CITY - Call them Perry County's version of crop circles. Mysterious roadside markings, looking like large upper-case Vs painted on local roadways, are generating calls from curious residents.

    Even odder is the fact local officials don't know why the markings are there or who is responsible for painting them.

  • Two officers honored for daring post-pursuit rescue

    Lawalin, Galloway commended for saving life after pursuit

    TELL CITY - Police Chief Greg Hendershot and members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety honored two city officers last Monday for risking their lives Sept. 14 to help save a man trapped inside his burning truck.

    The man they saved, 32-year-old James Wheatley of Hawesville, Ky., would have certainly burned to death had Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and Reserve Officer Jeremy Galloway not acted decisively, Hendershot said during the Nov. 3 meeting of the works board, held at Tell City High School.

  • Hoosiers have until Nov. 18 to join Indiana's do-not-call list

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday, Nov. 18, is the next deadline to register for Indiana's do not call list.

    Phone numbers placed on the list by 11:59 p.m. EST that day will begin receiving benefits of the law starting Jan. 1.

    There are currently more than 1.9 million phone numbers registered on the do not call registry.

    Re-registering is not necessary if you retain the same phone number. The law currently benefits more than 3.5 million people.