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Today's News

  • Commission ponders next step in zoning complaints

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission tiptoed around the issue of a possible zoning violation along the Ohio River last week, opting to have the county's zoning administrator make initial inquiries instead of scheduling a formal hearing.

    Darryl Irvin brought the request to Jim Gogel, the county's director of planning and zoning, asking him to investigate whether rental cabins near Magnet are allowed in the zoning area.

  • Arts group announces photo-contest winners

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Regional Arts Association announced winners of its 2009 photography contest after Sunday's Tell City Christmas Parade. Winners and titles of winning entries are:

    • Best of show, Angela Rust, A Glimpse of Red.

    • First place, ages 14 and older, Camille McKinney, Cat out of Water

    • First place, ages 13 and younger, Silas Zuelly, Toccoa River.

    • People's Choice, Connie Graham, Round Up.

    • Honorable mention, Connie Graham, Round Up

  • Don't forget Angel Trees

    TELL CITY - Organizers of this year's Holiday Helpers program that strives to provide a brighter Christmas for those in need remind residents that angels are still available for adoption at local banks, Julie's Tell Street Cafe and Wal-Mart. For more information, call Rebecca Fenn at the United Way of Perry County office at 547-2577.

    The very latest angels can be taken from trees is Monday with gifts turned in Dec. 10. Gifts purchased for Old National Bank's angel tree program have to be returned by Dec. 14.

  • Christmas wonder
  • Fire damages home in Troy

    TROY - A Thursday morning fire left heavy damage to a mobile home in Troy, the town's fire chief said, and a fund has been set up at a local bank to help the displaced family.

    Firefighters were called to 515 Market St. after Mary Wedding called to report the fire in the home rented by her daughter, Dayna (Bateman) Clifton. Fire Chief Pudder Linne said the blaze began in the kitchen's oven and gutted that room.

    There was smoke damage to the rest of the residence.

    A fund to help Clifton and her two sons, ages 16 and 18, has been established at First State Bank.

  • Drug case cash, car forfeited

    TELL CITY - Cash and a car seized during a drug bust have been forfeited and will go into a fund that will benefit the Tell City Police Department, Chief Greg Hendershot said last month.

    The $8,747 in cash will go into a law-enforcement fund, he told the city's board of public works and safety, while the car will be kept by the department.

  • Vandals attack again; more vehicles damaged

    TELL CITY - Police officers in Tell City want the public's help in finding those responsible for breaking vehicle windshields in several areas of the city last week.

    Tell City Police Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge said approximately a dozen calls were received about cracked or broken windshields and rear windows. He said the damage was caused by someone throwing rocks and occurred late Nov. 25 or early Nov. 26.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 547-7068 or the department's anonymous tip line at 547-9563.

  • In step with the holidays
  • 'Build and neglect' hurting us all

    By Jack Joyce

    It is unfortunate when The News reports the failure of the referendum on the Tell City-Troy Township School bond issue. There is no doubt that the school corporation needs to catch up with four decades of neglect.

    There should not be any surprise from current policy boards or current management. Build it and let it fall down from neglect is not what the voters expect from their elected and appointed officials.

  • PC boys team relies on quickness, depth

    LEOPOLD—The frontline was the main strength of Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but Coach Matt Carter thinks it could be perimeter play this year.

    “I think our perimeter play’s pretty good,” he said. “We’re pretty deep at the guard position. I think ball-handling will be a strength.”

    The Commodores return two frontline players from last year’s 9-13 team. But one of them, Alex Rogier, has played every position from center to guard so Carter included him among the depth at guard.