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  • Lilly matching gifts to foundation




    PERRY COUNTY – “One person can make a lasting difference.”

    That’s the message Renate Warner and others with the Perry County Community Foundation have long worked to share with Perry Countians.

    Now, a special opportunity made possible by Lilly Endowment, is making it possible for new gifts to the foundation to be matched dollar for dollar.

  • Changes made to city RV parking ordinance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A recreational vehicle and trailer parking ordinance that took effect Jan. 1 was amended last week to clarify what the provision does and does not allow.

    The RV parking ordinance was drafted to allow residents to park one recreational vehicle, including watercraft, camper or motor home, in front of their home, year-round. The ordinance mandated that additional vehicles must be parked off the street.

  • Hoosiers set to celebrate Disability Awareness Month throughout March

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Michael R. Pence, together with the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, has proclaimed the month of March as Disability Awareness Month.

    Disability Awareness Month aims to spread awareness of the positive impact people with disabilities make in our communities and promote a message of inclusion for everyone in our communities.

  • Three hospitalized in head-on collision

    TROY – Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kelli Reinke investigated an accident March 3 on Indiana 66 near an intersection with Indiana 70 west of Troy. Nancy M. Arnold, 54, of Tell City was westbound in a 2015 Nissan A2S when she observed a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 39-year-old Edward L. Moore of Grandview drive off the south side of the road then cross the center-line and into her path of travel. Arnold was unable to avoid a collision and was struck head-on by the oncoming vehicle.

  • Multi-vehicle accident injures two on S.R. 66

    TROY – Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Vince Brown investigated a multi-vehicle accident March 1 on Indiana 66 near an intersection with Indiana 70 west of Troy.

    Cathy F. Robbins, 57, of Evanston was westbound in a 2012 Nissan when she stopped to turn into a private driveway.

    A 2011 Honda Accord driven by an unnamed Tell City resident came to a stop behind Robbins followed by a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by 37-year-old William F. Mallory of Rockport, who failed to notice the two cars ahead of him had stopped and collided with the Honda.

  • Library approved study room construction bid


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library has approved a bid for construction of two new study rooms.

    The two study rooms will be converted from what was once half of the computer lab. At its regular meeting Wednesday, March 2, the board approved a bid from three separate businesses, all of which were among the most reasonably priced in their area of construction expertise.

  • Wrestling Legend Mick Foley greets fans in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS – World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame wrestler Mick Foley, also known to fans as Dude Love, Cactus Jack and Mankind, made one of the last stops on his worldwide tour in Santa Claus Tuesday evening. Fans from far and wide made the pilgrimage to the Spencer County community to hear the storied wresting sensation share his memories both in and out of the ring at his live-stage show, “Fifty Years of Foley.”

  • Indiana Supreme Court to celebrate bicentennial in Corydon

    CORYDON – The Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Corydon in Harrison County on April 20, to hold an oral argument in the original Supreme Court Courtroom.

    The premier event for the judicial branch to celebrate the state bicentennial will include a modern day argument in the original location of state government. The event is endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project.

  • County mulls taxing exempt business equipment


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – There are a lot of ‘what ifs’ surrounding the future of Perry County’s tax structure. Looming on the forefront is an ordinance that could prorate some tax assessments on equipment purchased by businesses.

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