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  • State investing $2 million to fix Indiana 66 slide

    Concrete piers, retaining wall planned near Troy; lane restrictions could begin this week

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will invest more than $2 million in an effort to mend a section of Indiana 66 just east of Troy that has slid, cracked and buckled for years.

  • DNR officer asks people to leave fawns alone

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Conservation Officer Joe Lackey, on the way to a call about a supposedly abandoned fawn Thursday, asked that Perry Countians not touch or otherwise bother young deer or other wildlife babies they may come across this spring and summer. In the vast majority of cases, the mother deer hasn't abandoned its baby, but is nearby, Lackey said.

    Handling the fawn makes it more likely the mother will leave the area or refuse to allow the fawn to nurse due to the scent of humans.

  • City council will hear Tell Street rezoning request

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand development company plans to present its ideas for land along Tell Street in Tell City to the city council this evening.

    Progress Investment Co. is seeking to rezone land along Tell Street just east of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and will ask the city to vacate unplatted streets in the area.

    This evening's meeting begins at 7 p.m.

  • New county maps available

    TELL CITY - New county maps now available for $4 offer more than the names of county roads, but locations of cemeteries, schools, churches, lakes, streams and creeks and some attractions, such as wineries.

    The backs of the maps include street maps for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy, St. Croix, Bristow, Siberia, Leopold and Rome.

    County Auditor Connie Berger said the maps can be purchased in her office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and were prepared under a contract the county entered with WTH Engineering Inc. of Huntingburg.

  • Testing on hold for 'wolf-dog'

    PERRY COUNTY - The testing of an animal with wolf-like characteristics to determine its makeup had not been done as of Thursday afternoon.

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  • Tell City seniors thank families for support, honor former teacher

    TELL CITY - Flashing lights, cheers and a crowd of family and friends welcomed Tell City High School seniors as they closed one phase of their life and opened another.

    The 114 graduates were led into Bryan Taylor Sports Arena Friday by administration, faculty and staff to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance" played by the Tell City High School band, followed by band Director Barry Reasoner singing the "Star-Spangled Banner."

  • Newly minted Perry Central grads grateful for help on life's highway

    LEOPOLD - With their sought-after high-school diplomas literally within sight, representatives of Perry Central's Class of 2008 tipped their mortarboards Sunday in thanks to parents, teachers and others who helped them reach a major milestone in life's journey. Even the school's cooks received a compliment.

    Five co-valedictorians spoke during the 2 p.m. ceremony in the high-school gymnasium and while each senior had an assigned topic, all touched on the appreciation the 77 seniors felt on graduation day.

  • Linne expects new job to be temporary

    Veteran clerk-treasurer filling duties for now

    TROY - Betty Linne is back in a familiar job, although she hopes to pass on the title and its duties in just a few months.

    The Troy Town Council voted Tuesday to name her the community's clerk-treasurer, filling the vacancy created by the resignation this month of Vicki Tuggle. Linne held the position for 18 years and has remained a deputy clerk for Troy in addition to her duties working in the town's utility office.

  • County asked to foot bills for hurt animals

    TELL CITY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County, in continuing his effort to get the county to take more responsibility for injured animals, told other animal-welfare workers May 21 he thinks money can be found for that purpose.

    As The News reported May 8, Humane Society President Jim Carter appeared before the county commissioners to urge them to begin helping his organization foot the bills for dogs and cats injured on the county's roads.