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  • Tell City still trying to settle claim for destroyed police cars

    City Hall cornerstone eyed for restoration

    TELL CITY - An insurance company has denied Tell City's claim over two damaged police cars totaled last month by an alleged drunk driver, sending the issue to the city's carrier.

    Alfa Vision Insurance Co. has declined to cover the two city cars struck by a sport-utility vehicle driven by William O. Thomas of Tell City.

    Thomas wasn't the owner of the vehicle, had no license and wasn't on the insured owner's policy.

  • Local man joins mission team to India

    Scifres to help set up two dialysis centers

    TELL CITY - Every week, Travis Scifres helps kidney patients get rid of harmful toxins through dialysis. This job, he said, is very rewarding and soon he'll have the opportunity to help others on a much grander scale.

    In April he will travel to the Indian cities of Jodhpur and Phalodi to set up dialysis clinics as part of A Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Mission.

  • Fundraiser will help soldiers in Iraq

    TELL CITY - The family-support group serving Tell City-based National Guard soldiers will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. April 26 at the armory in Tell City, during which vendors and crafters will be able to offer crafts.

  • County eyes 'plastic' tax payments

    TELL CITY - People who need to pay bills to the county treasurer's office may be able to do so with debit or credit cards in that office, by phone or through the Internet, if Craig Moore's sales pitch was successful.

    The representative of an Indianapolis-based service called PayTrust Solutions made the pitch before the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday.

  • Horses ready for adoption

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County has horses available for immediate adoption, according to the organization's president, Jim Carter.

  • Perry County coroner, commissioners protect deputy coroners' paychecks

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted at a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by County Coroner Darrel Riley, protecting the paychecks of three deputy coroners.

  • State Route 66 to get fresh coat of asphalt

    TELL CITY - One of Tell City's main arteries of transportation will receive a new coat of asphalt in time for the 150th anniversary of the community's founding. And while the upcoming work on Indiana 66 is coinciding with the city's sesquicentennial milestone, road work should not impact activities planned for Aug. 2-9.

  • Perry Central bus operator wants contract extension

    Student drug-testing policy subject of April 10 public forum

    LEOPOLD - A Perry County couple whose school buses have transported Perry Central students for more than three decades hopes to have contracts for three routes extended for another year or two to help them recoup their investment, they told school leaders Monday.

    Allen and Barbara Goffinet appeared before Monday's meeting of the school trustees and asked to have the three bus contracts they have had for several years extended beyond their expiration date this spring.

  • Police: Driver who collided with ambulance was drunk

    TELL CITY - No one was injured but three people were lodged in the county jail after a car collided with a county ambulance early Wednesday in Tell City. Police said the driver was intoxicated and had never been licensed.

  • Beware of Publishers Clearing House scam, St. Croix man warns

    ST. CROIX - Hugh Judge of St. Croix wants to help ensure people don't fall for a scam involving telephones and the Publishers Clearing House name.

    He received a second call last month from people claiming to be from the millionaire-making magazine-sales company, he told The News Wednesday. The callers told them he'd won some money, but were really trying to get personal data such as checking-account information.

    "I am a customer of Publishers Clearing House," he said. "I have sent in entries for probably 10 years."