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  • Complaints prompt jail inspection

    Health department finds no major problems

    CANNELTON - A number of problems were noted in a Perry County Jail inspection initiated "based on some complaints," according to County Sheriff Bob Glenn.

    "Jermie said most of it was bogus," Glenn said of an Aug. 13 inspection by County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer during a regular county commissioners' meeting Aug. 18. Farmer found "one small problem," the sheriff said, adding that a state inspector had visited "within the last couple of months."

  • Paving the Way

    Employees of Clarksville-based Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc. lay down fresh asphalt on Tell City's 12th Street Friday. Crews worked several days milling the old surface and then putting down new asphalt. Friday's work was focused on the sides of the roadway, which serves as Indiana 66 as well as 12th Street. As part of the same project, the company earlier this month repaved Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City. The 12th Street project stopped at the intersection with Washington Street.

  • Businesses close in TC mini-mall

    TELL CITY - A pair of stores in the Tell City Shopping Center on Indiana 66 have shut their doors in the past couple of weeks.

    Domino's Pizza and Cato have closed and their signs have been removed. Telephone numbers for the two businesses still worked as of Friday but there was no answer at either location.

  • Humane Society to meet Sept. 9

    TELL CITY - "Everyone is welcome" to attend a meeting of the Humane Society of Perry County scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City, according to its president, Jim Carter.

    More information may be obtained by calling him at 836-4138.

  • Sick coyotes reported in Apalona area

    APALONA - Two coyotes killed between Apalona and St. Isidore Catholic Church likely had canine distemper, not rabies, residents in the area said.

    A man killed one of the coyotes he said was acting odd and approached his home. A few days earlier, another young coyote was hit by a vehicle. It, too, appeared ill. Distemper is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system.

    Anyone seeing sick wildlife can relay information to local conservation officers by calling the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.

  • Tech upgrade

    Cannelton police officers learn from Mark Genovese Thursday about a new electronic-ticket system their department began using that day. The instructor, working under a contract with the Indiana Supreme Court's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee, explained officers can write citations and scan bar codes on drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations. Time spent issuing a ticket is cut, and officers' safety is enhanced because they spend less time in vulnerable positions on city streets.

  • City pursues roof repairs

    Mayor says efforts unheeded on warranty claim

    CANNELTON - In response to a question from Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson at an Aug. 11 common-council meeting, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said the contractor who reroofed the city's old gym "has done nothing" in response to repeated efforts to get him to correct problems that remained after his initial work.

    "We sent two letters," city attorney Chris Goffinet said, adding that Carl Cronin of Tell City had said he'd honor a warranty on his work.

  • Leopold man hurt in IN 66 accident

    DERBY - A Leopold man was injured Tuesday morning when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a tractor on Indiana 66 near Derby.

    James Houston Smith, 59, of 16287 Old Indiana 37, suffered several broken ribs, a damaged spleen and other internal injuries. He was taken to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    Information on his condition was not available Friday afternoon.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Kenny Blinzinger, Smith was northbound on Indiana 66 and attempted to pass a tractor, which was carrying a hay tedder, that was also northbound.

  • Recycled materials bolster budget

    Sprinkle to renew ties with former solid-waste agency

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District is partially at the mercy of the recyclable-commodities market, according to Executive Director Paul Alvey, but that market appears to be in good shape for the foreseeable future.

  • Struggling now, schools chief eyes better days

    Chapman predicts lower taxes next year

    CANNELTON - The immediate financial future remains rocky, but Cannelton Superintendent of Schools Al Chapman said Thursday the imminent arrival of tax revenues, a proposed bond sale and changes in state funding promise to bring stability - and perhaps even prosperity - in 2009.

    Uncertainties in the school system's fiscal picture were evidenced by questions board member Christal Moskos posed in looking at the financial report Chapman provided at a regular board meeting.