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  • Some offices closing for Presidents Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Some governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day.

    The county courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed. The county prosecutor's office will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open and there will be change in trash pickup next week. The town and utility office in Troy, however, will also be closed.

    State offices will be open Monday, including the Perry County Department of Child Services.

    Federal offices will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery.

  • Planning group cancels meeting set for today

    TELL CITY - With no pressing business to conduct, the Tell City Advisory Plan Commission has called off its meeting scheduled for today.

    The group's next meeting is slated for March 11.

  • Wanted man nabbed after I-64 traffic stop

    ST. CROIX - A traffic stop on Interstate 64 Saturday netted police a man allegedly wanted on an Illinois warrant.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Phil Lubbers, Andrew Tindall, 21, of 9054 S. Rosemary Lane, Pekin, was a passenger in a 1998 Ford Escort stopped for a traffic violation near the 79-mile marker. A records check showed Tindall was wanted on a felony theft warrant from Monroe County, Ill. He was lodged in the Perry County Jail and was to be extradited to Illinois.

  • Online forms easier to find

    Our online forms, which you can use to submit information on births, engagements, weddings and deaths, are now easier to find.

    Simply click on the word "Features" in the blue bar near the top of this page. A drop-down menu will present options from which you can choose. You can print out a form, complete it and bring or mail it to us, or use it as a guide to put the information we need into an e-mail message that you can send to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.

  • Breaking News County offices closed Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's courthouse, courthouse annex and prosecutor's office are closed at the request of County Commissioner Bill Amos.

  • Tax-delinquent properties may go to certificate sales

    TELL CITY - Properties that don't sell through county tax sales could become more-economical buys if Perry County commissioners finalize their approval of a certificate-sale process.

    Glen Luedtke, client-services director for SRI Inc., explained in a regular commissioners meeting Feb. 1 legislation adopted three years ago could help the commissioners get tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls. Property owners are given another 120 days to retain their properties, but if they can't, the county can dispose of tracts without having to take ownership of them, he said.

  • Franzman aims to keep council seat

    TELL CITY - Perry County Councilman Pete Franzman filed his candidacy Thursday to retain his District 1 seat.

    "First and foremost, I love Perry County and have devoted many years to the betterment of our county," he said in a prepared statement.

    The Tell City High School  graduate earned a bachelor's degree in management from Indiana State University, runs his own insurance agency and has served on the council since 1983. He has also served as president of the Indiana Association of County Councils and Association of Indiana Counties.

  • State of the City

    TELL CITY - When the next history of Tell City is penned, 2009 will be remembered "as the year of opportunities," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last Monday, delivering her annual state-of-the-city address. Speaking before the city council, department heads and a smattering of residents, she spoke about the $8.6 million in grants awarded the community last year, money she promised will change the look of the city and bring opportunities for current and future generations of residents.

  • City gets another $105,150 for neighborhood stabilization

    TELL CITY - The new year brings more grant funds into Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last Monday that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority had awarded the city another $105,150 for its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The money will be added to a $1,875,350 grant awarded last year for the city to purchase abandoned, vacant or foreclosed properties.

  • Stilwell-sponsored bill would help port authority

    TELL CITY - A federal-government challenge that the Perry County Port Authority is not a political subdivision of the state led to legislation approved in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday.

    Officers of the local port approached Rep. Russ Stilwell last year asking for his help to change existing laws covering the port, he said in a news release issued Thursday. In response, he co-authored House Bill 1076, which would authorize local port authorities to borrow money.