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  • CVB seeks names for torch relay

    PERRY COUNTY – Betty Cash, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau, is encouraging Perry Countians to nominate people for a 2016 torch relay that will be one of the cornerstones of the state’s bicentennial celebration.

    “We have had a few names submitted but we want everyone to know there is still time to offer suggestions for men and women they would like to see accompany the torch when it comes through Perry County,” Cash said.

  • Kiwanis Club builds on a tradition of helping others
  • Ornament project

    Tell City Leprechauns 4-H Club made Christmas ornaments as their December service project. Ornaments were donated to Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. From the left are  Billy Seifert, Xavier Knight and Dean Knight. In the back are

    Niccole Bailey and Hope Knight.

  • Man jailed after Wednesday morning Pursuit
  • Holiday World celebrates 210 years of service

    SANTA CLAUS – Fourteen employees at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari were recently honored for their many years of service with the world’s first theme park.

  • Offices closed for Christmas holidays

    TELL CITY – Governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Christmas Day and many will be closed Thursday for Christmas Eve. County offices will be closed both days, as will state offices. At City Hall in Tell City, offices will be closed both days.

    Trash pickup Thursday (today) will be done before noon so residents have been asked to put out trash by 7 a.m. today. Trash crews will work half a day today.

    Cannelton City offices are closed both days, as are Troy offices.

  • Is Santa bringing you a drone? Know the new rules

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration’s new web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft systems is now active.  Hobbyists and recreational users who fly UAS, which include remote controlled aircraft, may register at www.faa.gov/uas/registration.

  • Stolen city-owned truck recovered in Jasper

    TELL CITY – A Jasper man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing a Tell City-owned truck.

    Andrew Bowman, 26, faces charges of theft and auto theft and was lodged Wednesday in the Dubois County Security Center.

    According to Tell City Police Department, the truck was parked along Jefferson Street as city employees worked to transfer files from the office of City Attorney Jim Tyler. The truck was not being used to transport the files. Bowman allegedly drove off with the truck. Police were notified at 9 a.m.

  • State workers to see pay increase in 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of Perry County residents who work for the state will see a little extra jingle in their paychecks next year thanks to performance-based pay increases announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.

    The raises for 2016 will be based on performance evaluations completed in January. Employees who meet expectations of their jobs will receive a 3 percent raise. Those who exceed expectations will receive a 4 percent raise and employees who earn an outstanding rating will receive 6 percent raises.

  • Trails Accessible

    An Oakland city man’s loss is a local hunter’s gain. When Joe Merchant’s wife passed away earlier this year, he wanted an all-terrain power chair she used for hunting to go to someone who’d use it in the right way. Merchant, at near right, decided the best way to do that is to donate it. Tell City hunter Megan Freeman, 26,  received the ATV unit Friday in a special celebration hosted by friends and family.