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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Representatives remain accountable to public even in secret meetings

    Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Dr. Gene Ress expressed conflicting and misguided messages when he addressed a small crowd at a school-board meeting Tuesday.

    The gist of his message: Fellow board member Sherri Flynn did nothing illegal when she talked in an open meeting about the board’s hiring of new Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger, but board members shouldn’t share with the public anything that occurs in executive sessions.

  • Corrections

    In this year’s Discover Perry County, County Commissioner Bill Amos was omitted from a list of county officials. The News failed to remove County Commissioner Gary Dauby’s name from the same list. Also, Larry Bryant’s name was omitted from the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

  • Severe weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of communications systems between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    Emergency-preparedness officials encourage families and businesses to discuss and rehearse their plans for dealing with severe weather.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau Meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be speaking at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Perry Central High School.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Reservations are required; call the Farm Bureau office, 547-7044, to reserve your seat. The cost for the meal will be $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers payable at the door.

    Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The public is invited.

  • Recycling-district fees due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Recycling Management District fee is due Tuesday and will be considered late after that date unless otherwise stated on the bills, the district director reminds residents. Anyone who hasn’t received their bill should call 547-9787, Ken Smith said.

  • Arts association hopes to save Sunset Park mural

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Sunset Park is always a happening place, but 1990s murals painted on the floodwall in the park are less than vibrant after more than 15 years of exposure to sunlight.

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association is working on plans to restore the panels depicting Tell City history to their original luster by repainting them with paint resistant to fading.

    But that will take money, said Cheri Taylor, president of the group.

  • Anderson Woods readies plans for camping season

    BRISTOW – Anderson Woods Inc. has announced plans for its 34rd annual special needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions begin June 13 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session begins on a Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • Parks department plans to start own Web site

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – County Recreation Director Adam Tempel plans to build a Web site to help publicize and promote the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department.

    Tempel told the department’s board of directors Wednesday that he wants to devote one page of the Web site to each park the department maintains, “with photos and a list of amenities available at each park.”

  • Tell City breaks ground on Safe Routes to Schools walkway

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Young leaders joined hands with their community’s elders Friday to break ground on a walkway project years in the planning but soon to take shape along Tell and 19th streets.

    When completed this summer, the Safe Routes to Schools project will create a concrete walkway leading from William Tell Elementary School to Tell Street, then west on Tell Street to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • River may crest this week

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A steadily rising Ohio River had some county residents and local officials on alert last week as floodwater covered more state and county roads. In Tell City and Cannelton, officials installed floodwall gates as a precaution.