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Today's News

  • Community foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Community-based nonprofit groups at work in Perry County are invited to submit applications to the Perry County Community Foundation.

    Interested organizations can attend a meeting Friday.

    Kelly Cash, chair of the foundation's grants committee, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other fields that would improve Perry County.

  • Courthouse memorial honors public servants

    TELL CITY - Tears mingled with gently falling raindrops July 31 as family, friends and co-workers dedicated a courthouse memorial to two public servants.


    Doris Davis and Kenny Blinzinger lost battles to cancer in 2009. Davis was serving as county clerk while Blinzinger worked for more than 30 years as a sheriff's deputy.

  • The Ride to School
  • Zoning group can't agree on self-storage

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission agreed Tuesday to advance one of two requests made by a local developer to the city council but a petition to rezone land along Tell Street will return to the commission next month.

  • Slate of school board contenders lengthens

    TELL CITY - "I feel that for Perry County to grow and prosper," said Jim Adkins, "we have to have a competitive school system compared with the surrounding counties. As a school board member I will strive to do everything in my power to build a school system of which we can all be proud."


    Adkins has launched a bid to fill one of the three seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board up for grabs in the upcoming general election.

  • School chief questions state handling of federal funds

    CANNELTON - "The state is taking the position on federal funding and grants that they're going to reimburse us after we've spent the money that we don't have," Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a special school-board meeting July 29.

  • Zoning group to hear plans for Tell St.

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission will listen to a local company's request Tuesday to rezone land along Tell Street for a proposed storage project.

    The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear Focus Development Corp.'s request to rezone Blocks 371 and 391 from a residential to a commercial zoning designation. The company also wants the city to vacate portions of two unimproved streets.

  • Schweizer Fest travelers
  • Police crack supermarket burglary

    TELL CITY - A police investigation into a theft at a Tell City supermarket led to the arrests of three people and the detainment of a juvenile.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said money was reported missing July 14 from Noble's IGA.

    A review of footage from surveillance cameras allegedly showed a former employee, identified as Christina Basham, 22, of Cannelton, entering an area of the store that night where cash and checks were kept. Cigarettes were also taken.

  • School-board members say they'll try to retain seats

    TELL CITY - With a filing deadline approaching, two members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board said Tuesday they would pick up paperwork at the county courthouse to begin the process of retaining their seats.