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  • County will retain current insurance providers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Just weeks after announcing they would open up personal-property-liability and workman’s compensation insurance for bid, the commissioners are backtracking on that sentiment. The board voted Monday during its regular meeting to halt the bid-quote process for both insurances.

  • Coroner’s office IDs woman found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman found in Tipsaw Lake Saturday has been released.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Candy (Russell) Hay, 52, was identified using dental records.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the badly decomposed remains. The body may have been in the lake for 10-14 days.

    Baumeister said foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Fire Sunday on Lily Road

    PERRY COUNTY – The Anderson Township Fire Department responded to the report of  brush fire Sunday afternoon off of Lily Road. Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered a small outbuilding had caught fire. The department responded with five trucks and 15 members.

  • UPDATE: "DO NOT CONSUME" order for Troy water continues

    ALERT: Troy town officials are advising water customers to refrain from using water services until further notice.

    A news release informs that:

  • From the 38th Parallel to the nation’s capital

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “The Korean War is the forgotten war. No one knew when I was gone and no one knew when I got back,” U.S. Army veteran William “Joe” Minto said of his service during the conflict. After war’s end and completion of his three-year enlistment, there was no fanfare when he arrived stateside in January 1954, not that any accolades were expected.

  • Two for the road: Cycle shop a world of its own for Youngs

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “When the weather’s nice, you’ll find me in here wrenching,” motorcycle mechanic Josh Young said as he peered from behind a current project. “And that’s a good thing.”

  • Farm to table dinner returning

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A farm-to-table dinner of locally produced meat, fruits and vegetables will return to Tell City late this summer, giving diners a chance to enjoy a meal whose ingredients will be raised and grown in Perry County.

  • County to review salaries, future pay raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council plans to review salaries and how pay raises are applied. The council, during a regular meeting of the board Thursday, organized a sub-committee to do just that, with hopes that plans can come together before members begin budget discussions this summer.

    Members of the committee will be council members Jody French, Tom Hauser and David Etienne.

  • Coroner’s office working to ID body found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman in Tipsaw Lake Saturday could be released as early as today. County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said he is hoping to match dental records to make a positive identity. An autopsy was conducted Sunday and Baumeister said the female was likely in her 50s. Authorities have a strong lead on the person’s identity.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the body.

  • Lillpop faces rape charges; held without bond

    TELL CITY – Already facing multiple charges of having illegal sexual contact with minors, William Lillpop was arrested last week in Kentucky on new charges of rape and sexual misconduct.

    Lillpop, owner of Tell City Cinemas, had been free on bond but was ordered held without bond. He was first held in the Hardin County, Ky., Detention Center but was booked into the Perry County Detention Center on Monday.

    He was formally charged last week with two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor.