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Today's News

  • Police blitz under way this week

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s law-enforcement agencies are taking part in a statewide effort to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on Indiana roadways.

    Operation Pull Over Blitz began March 2 and will continue through Sunday. More than 250 law-enforcement agencies are working to detect and remove impaired or otherwise dangerous drivers from the roads.

  • Bristow resident returns from serving with Peace Corps in Nicaragua

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peace Corps volunteer Geory Kurtzhals, 32, of Bristow, has completed her service as an environmental education volunteer in Nicaragua, and returned to the United States at the end of last year.

    Kurtzhals worked in the community of Yucul, San Ramon, located in the departmental capital of Matagalpa in Nicaragua from September 2009 until November 2011.

  • Area women hope to model for fashion chain

    SPENCER, PERRY COUNTY – Two area women are among 67 from throughout Indiana and approximately 1,500 nationwide who hope to represent the Maurices fashion stores as models.

  • Farmers markets may expand their offerings

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers markets that have long been popular in Tell City and other Hoosier communities could be even busier this spring and summer thanks to legislation adopted by state lawmakers. The new rules allow producers to sell some baked goods and poultry products and while some of the details have yet to be ironed out, Perry County’s extension educator for agriculture says there are opportunities to be had.

  • County recycling fees due Thursday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Collection of Perry County Recycling Management District annual fees was proceeding normally ahead of this Thursday’s deadline, district accountant Jerry Hoagland said at a board of directors meeting Feb. 23.

    The annual fee provides between $255,000 and $260,000 of the district’s $400,000 annual budget, with the rest coming from the sale of recyclable materials, he said before the board approved the regular financial report.

  • Spring Trimming
  • USDA funds eyed for new hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A finance program offered by the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture could be tapped later this year to finance a new Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    A newly reconstituted Perry County Hospital Association voted Feb. 29 to host a public hearing on a pending application for approximately $40 million that would pay for the new facility, which has been held up by a struggling national economy.

  • Officials agree to pay jail designer to flesh out plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a meeting last Monday to pay the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis nearly $753,000 for their part in moving the county toward building a new jail.

  • Cannelton students participate in Read Across America

    Cannelton elementary students recently celebrated Read Across America with a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax.” The Cannelton Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event and each child received a book and bookmark to take home.

  • Free PCMH Screenings Thursday, March 21

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure, glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol screenings. This is a free community service offered at two different locations every month. During March, a registered nurse will be at Stein’s Garage in Lamar from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday and at Bandon Tavern from 9 to 10 a.m. March 21.
    Fasting for two hours before testing is recommended, but eight hours is preferred. Participants may drink water and take medications before the tests.