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Today's News

  • Social Security rep visits to change

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to the current budget situation, the Social Security Administration announced that effective today, a representative will visit the Tell City remote site located at 700 Main St., Tell City only when an appointment has been made in advance.

    Residents of Perry County can call toll-free directly to the New Albany Social Security office at (866) 331-9073 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through to conduct their Social Security business.

  • Property-tax bills due May 10

    TELL CITY – The first installment of property taxes, which were mailed at the beginning of April, will be due on the traditional date of May 10.

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the county courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or they can mail payments to the address listed on statements.

  • County commissioners agree on numerous issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting April 2 an ordinance on electronic-monitoring funds and chose a bank to finance highway-department equipment. They also amended a geographic information system data-sharing agreement, named an Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator and declared two pickup trucks surplus.

    Electronic Monitoring

  • Crowd expected at Perry Central health fair

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School’s annual health fair will deliver a wealth of information this evening – along with a chance to run, bike, stretch and dance.

    “We expect another big crowd and there will be a lot to see, learn and do,” said Jackie Colucci, family-outreach director at Perry Central. That group and Perry County Memorial Hospital are co-sponsors.

  • Cannelton abatement plan finds support

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Before the public works and city council meetings kicked off April 2 in Cannelton, the public was invited to two public hearings to discuss a tax abatement for a local business and the city’s plan to apply for a rural development grant.

    City attorney John Werner opened up the floor to the handful of residents in attendance to hear comments first about a tax abatement for Moskos Brothers LP, who are working to improve several buildings along the city’s Seventh Street.

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  • School tax rises to what it should be

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will see a property-tax increase this year, but that’s because they weren’t charged what they should have been last year.

    That’s according to interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, who explained the tax hike at a regular school-board meeting March 15. The school-levy tax rate paid in 2011 was 88 cents per $100 of assessed valuation because the only levy was for debt service to repay a bond issue, he explained.

  • Fatal fire remains under investigation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TOBINSPORT – Three days after a fatal house fire in Tobinsport, little information was available about what may have caused the blaze that claimed the life of a 44-year-old father.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said Daniel H. Stilwell, 44, of Tobinsport, died when flames tore through his home along Indiana 166. Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call around 5 a.m. from Breckinridge County, Ky., authorities, reporting that flames could be seen in Tobinsport.

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  • COLUMN: Hoosier teens need summer jobs

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Indiana Youth Institute

    While the nation’s job market is slowly warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.

    The last 12 months saw the country’s unemployment rate drop from 9 percent to 8.3 percent, while Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent.