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  • Library budget survives public hearing

    Adoption scheduled for Sept. 17

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Council approved the library's 2009 budget Larry Oathout told Tell City-Perry County Library board members Wednesday.

    Thanks to House Act 1001, county councils are required to review budgets for all taxing entities in their counties except school corporations. The county council met earlier in the day to pass the library's budget.

  • 'Furry Friends' site earns international-media honors

    Cannelton club members continue winning tradition

    CANNELTON - Last year's Cannelton Media Club had only four members who stayed through the year and completed a Web-site project advertising adoptable pets at the county animal shelter, but they managed to secure more awards to add to those previous groups have garnered.

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  • Spencer County man charged with murder

    ROCKPORT - A Spencer County man was arrested Thursday for the alleged murder of a Kentucky woman whose body was found Tuesday in a field near Rockport.

    Lonney Dale Schroeder, 41, allegedly knew the woman, who was identified through tattoos as 42-year-old Sheila Renee Denson of Philpot.

    Thursday's investigation allegedly led detectives to determine there was probable cause that Schroeder was responsible for the woman's death.

    Police said Denson died from asphyxiation and multiple blunt-force injuries to her head and neck.

  • Republicans applaud McCain's VP choice

    TELL CITY - Even when anti-war protesters caused a commotion in the crowd Thursday night, Sen. John McCain didn't miss a beat during his speech accepting his party's nomination for president, telling the crowd not to be distracted by "static."

    Perry County Republicans watched the Arizona senator's speech at party headquarters in Tell City and applauded him and his choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

  • Blessings by the box

    Angel Food Ministries helping families stretch their dinner dollars

    PERRY COUNTY - Kenny Ambrose has no doubt that a nationwide outreach ministry that distributes hundreds of thousands of boxes filled with high-quality food each month is catching on in Perry County.

    People hearing about the program that offers $30 boxes of high-quality food valued at $60 or more keep ringing his phone or stopping him on the street.

  • County officials struggle with budget requests

    Clerk, veterans' officer seek position boosts, EMS wants ambulance upgrade

    TELL CITY - The Perry County clerk, veterans-services officer and director of emergency medical services pleaded for extra funding before the county council Wednesday, but Council President Pete Franzman said extra money is unlikely to be available in the 2009 budget.

    County Clerk Doris Davis said she needs to convert a part-time position to full time to avoid losing the person filling it.

  • Perry County tracts part of Kimball sale

    27,000 acres being offered at auction

    PERRY COUNTY - Kimball International plans to sell 27,000 acres it owns in Indiana and Kentucky, a decision that will place four tracts of Perry County forestland, totaling about 480 acres, on the auction block.

    The Jasper-based company announced this month it will auction its large holdings of undeveloped land used for many years to provide lumber for its manufacturing operations. Auctions dates are Nov. 6-8.

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  • File soon for tax deductions

    TELL CITY - County Auditor Connie A. Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2009. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction