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  • Welcome, 2016!
  • Sagamore of the Wabash bestowed upon Mayor Barbara Ewing
  • Change in hours worked generates questions on vacation time


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  – A decision by county commissioners to increase benefits for a select position within the courthouse was met with slight pushback. With the long-standing part-time job of courthouse administrator newly minted a full-time position, the commissioners said definitions for the job description need to be revamped.

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City
  • Apple drop to ring in 2016 tonight

    TELL CITY – The year 2015 is in its final hours and plans are in place for Tell City’s fourth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration. The community party began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

    Plans again include a variety of activities from 8 to 11 p.m. at the school, including games, an open pool party and inflatables.

  • Farewell to 2015

    New hospital opens to rave reviews



    After a decade of planning and nearly two years of construction, the community rejoiced in May as the county’s new state-of-the-art hospital opened.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 237.

    Zelma Fuchs was the first to be wheeled through the emergency-room doors as hospital staff clapped.

  • Bicentennial flag raised at county courthouse
  • Enroll in 4-H by Jan. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – Don’t miss out on any of the fun opportunities that 4-H offers! 4-H members learn life skills such as responsibility, time management, problem-solving and communication while completing fun, hands-on projects and activities.

    4-H is the largest non-formal educational program in the country. Over 60 projects are available with something to suit everyone’s interests. Many projects can be completed for under $10.

    If you haven’t already enrolled in 4-H for 2016, act quickly. Online enrollment closes statewide on January 15.

  • Police: Car held active drug lab

    TELL CITY –  A tip about possible illegal drug activity led to the arrest of a Tell City man Tuesday on several charges.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, officers learned illegal drug activity might be taking place at the Knights Inn Motel, located at 17 E. Indiana 66 in Tell City.

     Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the motel and identified the driver as 33-year-old Wesley A. Hammack.  Officers said Hammack was in possession of illegal drugs and drug making materials inside his vehicle.

  • Grateful community says thank you to retiring mayor



    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing will cap a 31-year career as a public servant this week, spending her last hours in office saying farewell to co-workers and department heads – and helping the man who will succeed her Friday as mayor.