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Today's News

  • County eyes 'plastic' tax payments

    TELL CITY - People who need to pay bills to the county treasurer's office may be able to do so with debit or credit cards in that office, by phone or through the Internet, if Craig Moore's sales pitch was successful.

    The representative of an Indianapolis-based service called PayTrust Solutions made the pitch before the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday.

  • Horses ready for adoption

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County has horses available for immediate adoption, according to the organization's president, Jim Carter.

  • Perry County coroner, commissioners protect deputy coroners' paychecks

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted at a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by County Coroner Darrel Riley, protecting the paychecks of three deputy coroners.

  • State Route 66 to get fresh coat of asphalt

    TELL CITY - One of Tell City's main arteries of transportation will receive a new coat of asphalt in time for the 150th anniversary of the community's founding. And while the upcoming work on Indiana 66 is coinciding with the city's sesquicentennial milestone, road work should not impact activities planned for Aug. 2-9.

  • Perry Central bus operator wants contract extension

    Student drug-testing policy subject of April 10 public forum

    LEOPOLD - A Perry County couple whose school buses have transported Perry Central students for more than three decades hopes to have contracts for three routes extended for another year or two to help them recoup their investment, they told school leaders Monday.

    Allen and Barbara Goffinet appeared before Monday's meeting of the school trustees and asked to have the three bus contracts they have had for several years extended beyond their expiration date this spring.

  • Police: Driver who collided with ambulance was drunk

    TELL CITY - No one was injured but three people were lodged in the county jail after a car collided with a county ambulance early Wednesday in Tell City. Police said the driver was intoxicated and had never been licensed.

  • Beware of Publishers Clearing House scam, St. Croix man warns

    ST. CROIX - Hugh Judge of St. Croix wants to help ensure people don't fall for a scam involving telephones and the Publishers Clearing House name.

    He received a second call last month from people claiming to be from the millionaire-making magazine-sales company, he told The News Wednesday. The callers told them he'd won some money, but were really trying to get personal data such as checking-account information.

    "I am a customer of Publishers Clearing House," he said. "I have sent in entries for probably 10 years."

  • Mayor plans to intensify Cannelton cleanup efforts

    Recipient of city letter calls it politically driven

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves wants to clamp down on people who allow their properties to remain unsightly, and has enlisted the aid of the county sanitarian in that effort. One city resident, however, said a cleanup notice he received was politically motivated, a charge denied by the city's building inspector.

  • Legislators may merge libraries

    PERRY COUNTY - Now that Perry County's two library districts have decided against a voluntary merger, it's up to the state legislature to decide if the state's 238 districts should become 92 county ones.

    As The News reported, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout and Cannelton Public Library Director Sally Walker discussed with each of their boards the possibility of voluntarily merging.

  • Heavy rain closes roads, cancels classes

    Deluge of up to 8 inches causes widespread flooding

    PERRY COUNTY - Two days of heavy rain closed state and county roadways Tuesday and Wednesday, sending water over state and county roadways and into the basements of some residents.

    In Tell City, about 4 inches of rain had fallen as of 6 a.m. Wednesday but rain continued to fall during the day. Heavier rainfall totals were reported in other locations, with some areas of the county reporting up to 8 inches.