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Today's News

  • Increased seat belt, impaired driving patrols coming to Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – With the holidays fast approaching, more motorists will be hitting the road. As the number of vehicles increase, so does the potential for traffic collisions on Indiana roadways.

    To help ensure everyone arrives at their destination safely, Perry County Law Enforcement agencies will join hundreds of state and local law-enforcement agencies to participate in Indiana’s Safe Family Travel enforcement effort.

  • TC man jailed after traffic stop
  • County’s ban on open burning remains

    PERRY COUNTY – A ban on open burning issued in late September by local fire chiefs remains in effect. All burning of debris, including the burning of trash in barrels, remains banned.

  • As deer season opens, hunters reminded of fire ban

    PERRY COUNTY – Deer firearm gun season opens Saturday and as hunters hit the woods in south central Indiana, Hoosier National Forest managers are concerned about the increased risk of fire.  

    “Hunters are traditionally some of the most conscientious people who come to our Forest,” said Mike Davis, fire program manager on the forest. “They understand the importance of caring for the land and being responsible for forest resources. We just want to make sure they get the word and know the seriousness of our fire danger.”  

  • County parks board approves purchases

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department met Nov. 3 and named Edd Ransom as an interim director. A story in this edition reports the board’s decision.

    In other business from the meeting:

    • Ransom reported that the restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park is finished and Mike Simon has poured the concrete pad for the shelter house there.

    Simon charged $2,200 for the shelter house pad, $100 less than he had bid for the project.

  • Three jailed Friday night on drug charges

    TELL CITY – A Cloverport, Ky., man pulled over for speeding Friday night on Indiana 37 found himself with bigger worries after police said they found him in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

    According to Trooper Charles Johnson, John Brockway, 45, was traveling south at an excessive speed. Upon pulling the vehicle over, Johnson said he detected an odor of alcohol and saw open containers of alcohol in plain view.

    Johnson said Brockway’s passengers, Sean R. Blandford, 20, of Hawesville, and Sarah C. Domes 19, of Cloverport had also been drinking.

  • German Ridge area road and trail still closed

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials regretfully want to remind visitors that the southern loops of the German Ridge Trail are still closed at the campground and the two southern trailheads.

    Earlier announcements had projected work would be completed by the end of October. However the long drought brought road work on the Tree Farm Road, located about one mile north of the entrance to the German Ridge Campground, to a stop since moisture is required to pack soil.

  • Bristow man not alone in fight against cancer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRISTOW – A Saturday benefit in St. Meinrad will help raise money for a Perry County man battling a rare form of cancer.

    David Lee VanHoosier, 59, said he would not have made it this far without his family, including his wife of 41 years, Darlene, a Dale native he met while working at Farbest Foods in Huntingburg. Also supporting him are his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

  • Man trades presidency for part-time temp work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Edd Ransom stepped down Wednesday from his position as president of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board, and reluctantly stepped up Monday to fill in as the county’s recreation director.

    The full-time director, Brad Smith, resigned Oct. 19 and Ransom suggested the board appoint him, he told the county council. Its members had convened a special meeting Monday to amend the county’s salary ordinance to allow him to work up to 24 hours weekly at $16.63 per hour until the end of the year.

  • Library board OK’s merger talks

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Perry County Library Director Larry Oathout announced to board members Nov. 3 that the Cannelton Library had signed a resolution to pursue a merger with their library.