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  • Strong Footings


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  • Commissioners advance budget; consider additional EMS personnel


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday during a regular session to advance a proposed 2016 budget that will include 3-percent pay increases across the board for employees. The suggested raises were briefly discussed at the commissioners’ last meeting in June, when they announced it would be included on their budget agenda.

    The county council will consider the recommendations and have final say in formally accepted budgets and any salary adjustments.

  • Historical society plans art exhibit at museum during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City.

    These would include people native to Tell City or having lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years.  This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • Tell City teaching tools to serve as Indiana model


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY -– With Tell City Junior Senior High School named a Four Star School earlier this year, and William Tell Elementary annually deemed high performing, the Tell City School Corp. will lend it’s teaching tools as a framework of success for others across the state.

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  • Stretch of Indiana 66 near Grandview to close today

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the temporary closure of a bridge on Indiana 66 near Grandview for repaving. On or around Monday, July 20, (today) contractors will close the bridge over Sandy Creek. The project was originally slated for July 16, but was pushed back pending the arrival of construction materials. The closure will affect the roadway from about 500 feet from either end of the bridge while crews perform a concrete overlay and work on approaches to the crossing.

  • Troy leaders table vote again, keeping new industry, residents on hold


    Feature Writer


    TROY – Months of debate among and between board members and Troy residents over a newly arrived industry resulted in a lengthy rezoning process. Now, delayed decisions over the company’s proposal for tax abatement have resulted in a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Troy Fire Station.

  • Perry Childcare open house July 24

    TELL CITY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for Perry Childcare will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at the center’s location at the SIRS building, 1012 31st Street in Tell City.

    The public is welcome to stop by between the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to meet the staff, tour the center and find out more information. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

  • Saturday farmers markets include breakfast

    TELL CITY – As if the abundant fruits and vegetables weren’t enough, Perry County’s farmers markets on Saturday now includes breakfast.

    Betty Cash, director of the Perry Convention and Visitors Bureau, said several vendors are offering a variety of food items each Saturday, including bacon, egg and cheese biscuits, sausage biscuits, cinnamon rolls and coffee.

  • SWCD cover crop applications due

    PERRY COUNTY – Those who want to have cover crops aerial seeded, will need to submit an application by July 31. Applications for the Cover Crop Incentive Program must be submitted to the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office.

    Eligible applications will be taken on a first come, first-served basis. For additional information, contact the SWCD office at (812) 547-4686.

    With funds provided by Clean Water Indiana and the SWCD it will provide $20-per-acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.