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Today's News

  • Think before you change the constitution

    If you're a voter, you'll be asked in November if you want to help change the Indiana Constitution.

    Property-tax caps that have been the subject of numerous news stories, several here and many elsewhere, survived the first of the steps, in 2008 and this year, required to get them into the state's most important document.

    Step 3 is yours to handle, as a voter in November's election.

  • A debt I can't repay in full

    I didn't recognize the guy in the pickup truck and while he didn't seem to pay much attention to the activities under way in City Hall Park May 30, his innocent drive-by on the Sunday before Memorial Day helped me. He left me with a new understanding of just how lucky we are to live in a nation where we can do pretty much what we want.

  • Various rules govern open burning

    PERRY COUNTY - Good weather sends many people outside to perform yard work, which often produces piles of refuse they are tempted to burn.

    A variety of rules have been written about whether they can legally do that.

    The Indiana Code allows the burning of vegetation under certain conditions, but is not the only authority on the matter, according to an official with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • TC farmers market kicks off next week

    TELL CITY - Ample rainfall and sunny skies have most local gardens flourishing, good news for gardeners and others who frequent Tell City's farmers market.

    The city of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have announced that the market at City Hall Park will open for the season at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The market will return to the Jefferson Street entrance of City Hall Park.

  • Graduation Keepsake
  • Sex offender sentenced to 10 years

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A man convicted in Perry County of sexual deviate conduct received the maximum sentence this week for failing to register as a sex offender.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington, Ky., announced Wednesday that 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said it was the most severe sentence ever imposed by the Eastern District of Kentucky for the crime of failing to register.

  • Study will eye feasibility of merging recycling efforts

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District voted at a regular meeting May 27 to fund a study that could lead to a consolidation of local recycling services.

    District Executive Director Ken Smith told board members he met with officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development, who would conduct research for and prepare a grant application to fund a feasibility study.

    It would examine cost savings that might be achieved through various consolidations of recycling activities.

  • City to break ground on river walkway

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to join in an official groundbreaking for the Tell City Riverwalk Monday.

    A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Sunset Park.

    Tell City obtained $434,981 in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation for a paved walkway that will extend along the river side of the floodwall. The project is also expected to include the repaving of the parking lot in front of the boat ramp in Sunset Park.

    Refreshments will be provided.

  • Police jail two on methamphetamine charges

    TELL CITY - Perry County sheriff's deputies aided by Tell City and state police arrested two people on drug charges early Saturday.

    According to Deputy Jason Shadwick, officers received information that Everett Smith, 30, of Grandview was staying at 7006 Stem Road. Smith was wanted on a warrant for escape issued in Dubois County. Shadwick said he and other officers also received information that illegal drug activity may have been taking place in the house.

  • Sailing into summer