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  • County officials eye federal grant to remove Deer Lake hazard

    By STUART CASSIDY

    PERRY COUNTY -– The future of Deer Lake and its dam may rest with the property owners whose home lay in the wake of 500-year flood levels. A federal grant could help foot the bulk of relocation costs for the family, but they would have the final word in moving forward.

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  • Relay for Life to bring joy, hope to TC’s downtown

     

     

    TELL CITY – Hundreds of Perry County residents will come together in downtown Tell City Friday for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at City Hall Park in Tell City Indiana. The schedule is a change in format from recent Relays, which ran for a full 24 hours.

  • New childcare center will be open 24 hours

    By VINCE LUECKE

    TELL CITY – Perry County parents will soon have an around-the-clock option when choosing a child care provider.

    Perry Childcare, which will open Aug. 3 at 1012 31st St. in Tell City, is the result of a months-long effort supported by local employers and the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Bristow man killed Monday evening after car collides with moped

    BRISTOW – A Bristow man was killed Monday evening east of Saint Meinrad after the moped he was riding was struck by a car. Police said the driver of the other vehicle was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash.

    According to Indiana State Police, the accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Phoenix Donaldson, 18, was pulling out a driveway at 740 Bristow-Saint Meinrad Road. As he entered the southbound lane, he was struck by a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Brock Smith, 26, of 17460 Aetna Road, Tell City.

  • Farmers market to open Saturday

    TELL CITY – Beginning this Saturday, the patios and green spaces of the Tell City Depot will once again be graced with the bounties of local farmers, gardeners, bakers and crafters.

    Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the market will kick off the season June 6.

    The Wednesday and Saturday markets will be located at the Tell City Depot, 333 Seventh St.

    Wednesday’s weekly market will begin at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s will start at 8 a.m. Markets will continue both days until vendors are sold out.

  • Spencer County EMS awarded money under Assistance to Firefighters program

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Emergency Ambulance Service has announced that it is the recipient of an award from the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

    The grant was to purchase four automatic ventilator devices, which are crucial in being able to establish proper breathing and airway management. The devices will be used on an unconscious and or paralyzed patient so they can be stabilized for transportation to emergency medical trauma centers.  The grand award was for $16,470.

  • Water-quality reports mailed this week

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department mailed its annual consumer-confidence reports last week, water utility Superintendent Dale Poole said in a news release.

    The report, which informs customers about the quality and status of the water they use every day, is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.

    Customers who don’t receive a report in the mail can pick one up at the water department office in City Hall.

  • The value of speaking softly

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    A good number of years ago, a professor offered seminary students tips on sermons. One of them was a warning on the dangers of priests and ministers preaching when they were angry.

    I never became a priest but had I listened to his advice Memorial Day weekend, I would have been a little more cautious in the words I used to express disappointment in the turnout at a joint May 24 service at City Hall Park in Tell City

  • County eyes federal help for Deer Lake

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY -– County commissioners will gather at 4:30 p.m. today for a public hearing on Deer Lake, the potential hazard the body of water poses to a home near its dam and possible federal funding for a solution that could include razing the structure. The hearing is open to the public and will be held in the courthouse.