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Today's News

  • Property owners, know your real estate deductions

    County Auditor Pamela Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. There is a one-time filing requirement for deductions, so previous enrollment is still effect unless your status has changed.  Any deductions filed by Dec.31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2018.

  • TC Schools planning for building upgrades

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I want to show you why we have to act,” Tell City Schools Superintendent John Scioldo said as he showed the school board a failed section of pipe from the boiler system at William Tell Elementary. “You can see how pitted it is … there were some sections you could flex.”

  • Commissioners back animal control committee

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With eyes community wide focused on strengthening animal control guidelines, the county government is moving forward with its oversight committee. That is despite some recent concerns by animal-welfare workers that the county council may overstepped its bounds in assembling such a group to investigate several matters, including potential establishment of an animal tax which could help fund an animal-control officer.

  • 55th Dogwood Tour April 22-23

    Perry County’s annual Dogwood Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday,  April 22-23, and while a list of specific tour events is still being finalized, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is working hard to promote the event.  Part of that has been to clarify the dates for the 55th annual festival.

    Some statewide tourism publications list the festival, as April 29-30 instead of  the third weekend, April 22-23.

    Watch for a listing of activities as they become available, including a special display at the Tell City Museum.

  • Council passes ‘sensible’ animal ordinance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An animal control ordinance adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council won’t put a limit on the number of dogs and cats residents can care for. It will, however, require owners to collar or tag their pets. Dogs must either be leashed or under owners’ immediate control. Cat owners, too, will need to keep their animals on their own property.

  • Lucas Daniel Tudor Jr.

    Rachel and Lucas Tudor of Tell City would like to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Daniel Tudor Jr. He was born Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He weighed 8 pounds and 11.3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Lucas was welcomed home by his sister, Paisley Faith, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Suzie and Denny Thorn of Cannelton. Paternal grandparents are Christine and Robert Tudor of Tell City. Great-grandparents include Nella Tudor and Yvetta Capps. The mother is the former Rachel Thorn.

  • Perry Central Elementary releases third nine weeks honor rolls

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year.

     

    Third-grade distinguished honor roll: Cooper Brown, Charles Guillaume, Summer Guillaume, Logan Hall, Victor Harpenau, Tayler Hill, Colton Jamniczky, Bo Johnson, Tila Jones, Aleah Kellems, Hope Kellems, Lance Kern, Tyler Kleaving, Kyra Leinenbach, Mackenzie Straneva, Danaka Underhill, Trenton Wilbur, Mason Winter and Luke Zellers.

  • Mano Point will remain open, but without boat ramp

    Due to safety concerns, the Hoosier National Forest Mano Point facility located in Perry County along the Ohio River no longer offers a boat launch facility.

    The Mano Point day-use site, featuring picnic tables overlooking the Ohio River and a restroom facility, will remain open for public use. Fishing from the shore is also permitted, as long as potential users obtain a valid Indiana DNR fishing license.

  • Wild turkeys surviving on the Hoosier National Forest and beyond

    By 1900, over-hunting and habitat destruction led to the end of wild turkeys in Indiana and over most of their historical range. They survived only in remote areas of the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains.

    In 1956, the first wild turkey were reintroduced to Indiana. In 1963, 21 wild turkeys from Missouri were released at Mogan Ridge by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Indiana traded ruffed grouse to Missouri to procure the turkey.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages scheduled for May

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • May 7, Brother Lorenzo Peñalosa OSB, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    • May 14, Father Joseph Cox OSB, Mary, Our Mother