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  • 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.

  • ATTC plans for new production line

    TELL CITY – In a short session of the Perry County Council, members Thursday unanimously voted to support an abatement request from ATTC Manufacturing.

    According to the proposed agreement, the company would receive a graduated deferral of personal property taxes on $1.5 million in new equipment they plan to install. The machinery will allow ATTC to add a production line for manufacture of Honda vehicle differential cases. The new line is much needed, said ATTC assistant general manager Jeff Jones, in order to keep up with the volume of parts they create.

  • New RV parking laws begin Jan. 1

    TELL CITY – A recreational vehicle parking ordinance that was passed by the city council in July will take effect Jan. 1. 

    The ordinance allows residents to park one watercraft, camper, motor home or other RV in front of their home, year-round. Additional vehicles have to be parked off of streets.

    It allows trailers to be parked on streets for only 72 hours. Trailers can be parked for up to two weeks at locations that have been issued city building permits.

  • PSC planning high-speed Internet upgrades for Troy residents

    TROY – Just minutes after the new officers were inducted by Perry County Clerk Mandi Mogan, the Troy Town Council heard an optimistic but nonspecific announcement from Perry Spencer Communications President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dauby about the prospect of residential high-speed Internet in the town of Troy.

  • Ports 2016 budget full of optimism

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority approved their 2016 budget during a regular meeting Dec. 15.

    Though the document includes some wiggle room for variance, operations manager Kevin Teague it represents the board’s best estimates on the port’s financial forecast. He said annual expenditures were estimated high, while expected income was listed at a modest amount. That, Teague told the board, provides a lot of optimism for far outpacing revenues in the upcoming year. “The opportunities are there” for a very good year, he added.

  • Waupaca monofill discussions ongoing

    TELL CITY – A proposed landfill for Waupaca Foundry is still in the permitting phase. Those wanting more information about the processes of development and disposal planned at the new site had an opportunity to voice concerns during a public forum Wednesday at the Tell City library.

    A handful of residents attended the nearly two-hour long session that included an overview of foundry processes and by-products and a more technical discussion about how the company’s monofill will be created.