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Today's News

  • BMV enhances online help to customers

    EVANSVILLE - Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ron Stiver has announced more online services for BMV customers.

    Customers can now create a "myBMV" virtual account and avoid visiting, mailing or calling the BMV for help.

    The feature also allows customers, for the first time, to receive reminders from the BMV that their driver's licenses are about to expire, one of 10 new services added to the popular online license plate renewal option that has been available for many years. To date, more than 25,400 customers have opened myBMV accounts, according to Stiver.

  • School board learns of resignations, approves hirings

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members heard about or approved a number of personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Support-staff members who submitted resignations as the school year draws to a close included junior-high cook Kris Seamon, William Tell Elementary School yearbook editor Susan Newkirk and elementary science-bowl coach Leanne LeClere.

  • Gatchel residents kill five wolf-like animals

    Pack mauls family dog

    GATCHEL - If she had been home at the time, she'd probably be in the hospital now, too, Paula Patton said Thursday. She would have rushed outside to protect her dog.

    Kasey, a 15-pound Jack Russel-Yorkshire terrier mix and one of three dogs belonging to the Ray and Paula Patton family, was attacked at approximately 4:45 a.m. Wednesday by a pack of large canines they think are wolf-dog hybrids.

    "She's going to be at the vet's office at least a week, Ray said. "She was tore up pretty good."

  • Business-aid loans on hold in Cannelton

    Council approves ordinance for economic-development borrowers

    CANNELTON - Two requests for economic-development loans discussed by Cannelton city leaders a week ago have stalled, one due to a zoning problem and the other because paperwork wasn't provided in time.

    The latter was a request from Tell City residents Jeff and Cathy Dixon, who hope to launch a Chicago-style hot-dog operation in the Covered Wagon dance venue.

  • Young graduates
  • CVB showcases Perry County

    As my first-year employment date as executive director nears, I've been reflecting on the idea of what I used to think the Perry County Convention and Visitor Bureau did. I come from a travel background and was sure I knew whatever the job threw my way, I would have encountered it before. Boy, was I ever mistaken. One, I had never weighed-in a largemouth bass at a fishing tournament or had the thrill of seeing the first turkey shot of the season. Who knew the exciting wonders I would learn in this position.

  • Franzman elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Councilman Pete Franzman was elected district vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

  • Troy's clerk-treasurer quits

    Board revisits elimination of town-marshal position

    TROY - A resignation from one position and the possibility of eliminating another topped talks at Troy's town council meeting Wednesday evening.

    Clerk-Treasurer Vicki Tuggle turned in her resignation letter May 9 in light of possible prosecution against her for allegedly not doing her duties. The News reported May 8 the town's council and utility board received a letter from the county prosecutor's office citing a town audit that allegedly showed certain duties have not been done.

  • Food pantry moves to OAKS
  • CORRECTED - Substance-abuse workshops to be offered Thursday

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City for the public and specialized groups.