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  • Fee changes at German Ridge, Saddle Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest began implementing fee changes at German Ridge and Saddle Lake Campgrounds on Monday, Nov. 20. Both campgrounds are maintained year-round by Forest Service employees and volunteers. As the cost of maintenance increases and recreation budgets decline, forest staff will use the fees to repair, maintain and improve the campsites at both sites.

  • Nominees sought for several county boards

    PERRY COUNTY – With the approaching new year, several local boards will be seeking appointment of members. The Perry County Board of Commissioners have several nominations to seat, as does the county council.

     

    The commissioners will accept applications for the following positions:

     

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

  • No new sewer rate increase in Tell City, for now

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council last Monday took no action on a sewer-rate ordinance that would have increased monthly bills for city customers and wholesale users such as Cannelton and Troy who send their communities’ waste to Tell City for treatment.

    The increases would have come less than a year after 65-percent rate hike for homeowners and a separate big increase in city water bills.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Former hospital, adjoining lots sold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – More than two years since treating its last patient, the former Perry County Memorial Hospital and adjoining lots will be sold soon. Meeting last Tuesday afternoon, hospital trustees approved the sale for $80,000. The buyer, represented by local Realtor Dennis Graves, was not identified and as of Friday, any sale had not been disclosed on the county’s public property records system.

  • Birds bound for market
  • Inspiration finds a home on the farm

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Cannelton pottery experts help museum

    Local pottery collectors, Mike and Kathy Finley along with Michael Highfill, volunteered their expertise recently with the Perry County Museum. The three helped identify pottery from early makers in Cannelton and Troy from the Museum’s large collection of pottery artifacts.

  • County, Can-Clay agree to lease terms

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A lease agreement between Perry County and struggling Can-Clay Corp. has been finalized. The Perry County Redevelopment Commission unanimously voted Monday to accept the lease, whose terms have been in negotiations for the last year.

  • Big year ahead in local politics

    PERRY COUNTY – A year of rough and tumble national politics has kept reporters in the nation’s capital working overtime. But it’s been far quieter in Perry County, with no election in 2017 and little more than speculation  about who will run for local office in 2018.

    However, that’s about to change with candidates able to file in early January for May’s primary election.