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  • Officers moving to 12-hour schedule

    Police chief asks for impound fee on towed vehicles

    TELL CITY - A day's work will soon require extra hours from Tell City's patrolmen.

    The city's board of public works and safety gave its blessing Monday to a police-department request for 12-hour shifts, giving Chief Greg Hendershot the authority to begin the longer tours of duty in early September - and to revert back to eight-hour shifts if the new scheduling system doesn't work.

  • Commissioners propose 5-percent pay hikes

    Officials approve $94,900 appraisal-services contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 6 a recommendation to give county employees a 5-percent raise next year, the same percentage approved the last several years, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The county council is responsible for developing the budget each year, and makes final decisions about employee pay increases.

  • Tell City turns 150

    Top photo, the Linda Smith Band filled the Brau Garten Thursday night, the second of four evenings of live entertainment scheduled for Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest. Other bands played gospel, country and other styles of music. A new gazebo dedicated last week in honor of Charles and Virginia Borders provided the backdrop for events in the park.

  • Work planned for 12th Street

    TELL CITY - No-parking signs are already up along 12th Street as Gohmann Asphalt and Construction readies to mill existing asphalt and then repave a stretch of Indiana 66 that serves as 12th Street in Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing said milling of the existing surface will begin Friday morning from the intersection of Indiana 37 (Payne Street) and will continue south to Washington Street. Repaving will get under way Monday.

  • Woman injured in hit-and-run incident

    UNIONTOWN - Indiana State Police from the Jasper post are asking the public's help in their investigation into an early-morning incident Aug. 7 that sent one person to the hospital.

    A preliminary investigation reveals that around 12:48 a.m., troopers were dispatched to Campton Road off Indiana 145 near Uniontown for a personal-injury accident. When troopers arrived, they were led to area on private property where Janel M. Buschkoetter, 18, of Jasper had been run over and dragged down the roadway.

  • Programs at Rickenbaugh House

    PERRY COUNTY - Hoosier National Forest officials have scheduled two interpretive programs at the Rickenbaugh House.

    Fights in the Forest begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and will show attendees predators and their prey.

    Looking Forward to Fall will touch base on the upcoming seasonal changes at 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

  • Presentation rescheduled for Sept. 9

    TELL CITY - The Dolly Parton Imagination Library presentation has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Schergens Center.

    The library is a nationwide literacy program started in 1995. The United Way of Perry County is hosting the event and reservations are due by Sept. 1.

    Call 547-2577 or e-mail unitedwayperry@psci.net to RSVP. For more information about the program visit www.imaginationlibrary.com.

  • Special meeting Thursday

    TELL CITY - A meeting to explore the possibility of creating a social services community resource center to help the community will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    Gene Recker of Recker Consulting will facilitate the meeting. Call 547-2577 by Monday to RSVP.

  • Tasty job

    Tell City attorney John Werner and News advertising representative Sara Sommer "had it rough" Aug. 2 as they judged entries in the first Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off. Fourteen teams took part, with a county team winning top honors for their chicken and ribs.

  • Hill representative to be at NARFE meeting

    JASPER - Adam Dickey, Baron Hill's field representative, will be the guest speaker for Wednesday's meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association in Jasper.

    Also attending will be the area NARFE Vice President Paul Johnson.

    The meeting is at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, starting with lunch at noon EDT with Dickey speaking at 1 p.m. and the business meeting will follow.

    Active federal employees and all spouses are invited.