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Today's News

  • Group urges public-safety changes

    Ad-hoc committee: Counties should merge emergency services

    PERRY COUNTY - Improvements to public-safety services recommended by a governor's ad-hoc committee are already in place in Perry County to the degree necessary, according to one county official.

  • New downtown sidewalks will get extra anti-slip coating

    Project's design team appearing at special meeting Feb. 18

    TELL CITY - Newly poured sidewalks along four blocks of Tell City's downtown will receive an extra coating of non-skid material in an effort to prevent pedestrian falls, Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week.

    The look of the new concrete sidewalks, darker in color than the surrounding walkways and textured to give a hand-troweled look, have drawn compliments but some pedestrians and business owners feel the sidewalks are slippery, especially when wet.

  • Courthouse roof-repair issue resurfaces

    Attorney hopes to bring officials together on facility's leaks

    TELL CITY - As soon as a meeting can be scheduled, perhaps between three county entities, a newly reappointed Perry County Redevelopment Commission will take up an issue discussed last year but which came to a standstill: What should they do about a leaky courthouse roof?

  • Tennessee authorities jail child-abuse suspect

    TELL CITY - A 34-year-old man accused of molesting a child in Tell City's Sunset Park was arrested last week in Tennessee and could be in Perry County by week's end.

    Local authorities were waiting Friday for Shawn A. Pickett, who lives in Antioch, Tenn., to waive extradition to Indiana, Tell City Detective Alan Malone said. Tell City police asked Tennessee authorities to arrest the man, who apparently visited Perry County between Aug. 1 and Oct. 6.

  • Organization offers counseling for women

    PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. is accepting adult female clients who are ready to begin the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse.

    The counseling sessions are free, confidential and facilitated by social workers. The format is based on the Courage to Heal format, which offers practical, empowering first hand information while providing respectful, compassionate guidance through the healing process.

  • Tell City man killed in car fire

    Police: Vehicle was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man died Wednesday evening when the car he was driving caught fire along Boyd Road east of Tell City.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., Tell City, died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.

  • Mock turtle soup pre-order sale

    NEW BOSTON - The New Boston Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is currently taking pre orders for their mock turtle soup.

    The soup will be made Feb. 24 and be ready for pick-up after 3 p.m. Cost is $10 per gallon. To place an order call (812) 357-2087.

  • National Pet Adoption month

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will sponsor an adoption event Feb. 23 to promote National Pet Adoption Month.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., patrons can visit the store and adopt animals from the Perry County Animal Shelter and receive goodie bags, which include samples of Science Diet. For more information call the store at 547-7444.

  • Girl Scout cookies available Monday

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts will begin filling cookie orders Monday and if you didn't have the chance to order a box or two, local troops will have cookie booths stationed around the county starting Friday.

    Friday's booths will be at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to noon, Fifth Third Bank from 3 to 6 p.m. and CVS from noon to 6 p.m. The News will publish a full listing of booths Thursday.

  • High water closes two stretches of state highway

    PERRY COUNTY - The rising Ohio River had two sections of Indiana 66 closed Friday.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation said Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to State Road 70 in Derby was closed. Indiana 66 from Derby to Indiana 62 in Sulphur was also closed.