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  • Industrial site gains 'shovel-ready' designation

    PERRY COUNTY - A 90-acre parcel of land located just off Indiana 37 in the Perry County Industrial Park South has been awarded Indiana's Shovel Ready designation. The new status could put the tract of land at an advantage in ongoing efforts to recruit industrial development and new jobs.

    Nine sites across Indiana earned the status July 11, paving the way for businesses to quickly locate new operations on property ready for development, local leaders said.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest will be inserted into Thursday's News. They will be available this week at area businesses, including The News. A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be published Thursday.

  • Band kicks off season July 25

    TELL CITY - Families of Tell City High School Marching Marksmen members are invited to the 12th annual band-season kick-off party 5 to 10 p.m. July 25 at Mulzer's Camp.

    Activities will include games, food, introduction of the new band season, an annual tug-of-war contest and prize give-aways.

    Junior and senior members are asked to bring hot covered dishes, sophomores should bring cold covered dishes, freshmen should bring desserts and eighth-grade members are to bring chips. Each family is asked to bring a 2-liter drink. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.

  • One fugitive nabbed; two still free

    TELL CITY - One of three Kangaroo Court fugitives was identified this week, leaving two runaways on the loose.

    Larry Hagedorn was identified as Fugitive 1 by a single clue, "I have lived in Perry County all my life, but moved to Tell City when I was a teen."

    Kathy Schneider of Tell City won when she asked Hagedorn the required question: "Are you the Tell City Kangaroo Court fugitive?"

    She wins $50 from William Tell Antiques in Tell City.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Here are last week's first clues for Fugitives 2 and 3 and a new clue for each.

  • Attention TC treasure hunters: more clues to third-round prize

    TELL CITY - As of Wednesday, no one had found the wooden token hidden in the third round of a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee.

    Fischer's Furniture and Appliance and The News are sponsoring this round's prizes, which are an Echo weed trimmer from Fischer's and a year's subscription to The Perry County News.

    The person finding the specially marked wooden token should contact Mark Laflin at 548-0778 to claim the prize.

    CLUES TO THE TREASURE

    Clue 1: Windy Creek.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest were delivered Wednesday afternoon and will be distributed two ways.

    They will be available at area businesses, including The News. A copy will be inserted into copies of the July 24 edition of the newspaper.

    A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be announced next week.

  • Options exist for disposal of used 'little twisty bulbs'

    TELL CITY - Board members for the Perry County Recycling Management District approved a resolution in a June 30 regular meeting toward collecting and safely disposing of energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs that contain mercury.

    "The federal government hasn't figured out a way to recycle them," district Executive Director Paul Alvey told the board in offering the resolution for their signature. The "little twisty bulbs," as he described them, present "a problem coming up that solid-waste districts are trying to get ahead of."

  • Down at the fair
  • Cannelton leaders mull 35-percent electric-rate hike

    Consultant: Without increase, city utility may face bankruptcy in 18 monthsCANNELTON - Cannelton residents will see a 35.12-percent increase in their electric rates before the end of the year if a consultant's proposal is adopted by city leaders after a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

    Utilities Director Phillip Ball said the increase would add $21.63 to the average residential customer's monthly bill, and urged individuals to call his office at 547-7919 to find out what the hike will mean based on their usage.

  • Correction

    In the "Property tax deadline set for Aug. 22" story published in the July 14 issue, The News mistakenly reported that the offices of auditor, assessor and recorder offices would collect property-tax payments. The only courthouse office that will receive payments is the treasurer's office.

    Perry County Treasurer Connie Berger said Aug. 22 is only the first deadline. Property owners need to pay half of what is reflected on their tax bills on that date, with the second deadline set for Nov. 10. Watch The News for updated information about property-tax deadlines.