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Today's News

  • Bolin brings experience to marshal's job

    TROY - A veteran officer with years of experience in town law enforcement has been named the new marshal in Troy.

    The appointment was made official last month by the town council, when its members named Tim Bolin to the vacant marshal's position. The community had been without a marshal several months.

  • Project will trim energy costs at CHS

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will undergo approximately $850,000 worth of work to improve energy efficiency after the first of the year, according to Principal and Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    School-board members approved the work at a regular meeting Tuesday, which had been rescheduled from Oct. 28.

    Heating and air-conditioning, lighting and windows can be upgraded while school is in session, Chapman said, because some vacant classrooms offer space to move students as needed.

  • Veterans Day tributes
  • Panic alarm sounds from inside trash truck

    TELL CITY - A trash compactor set off an alarm recently that the county auditor heard about, even though she was in the state capital at the time.

    "We were in lockdown last week," Auditor Connie Berger said before a special county-council meeting Friday, scheduled to consider the purchase of a used ambulance. A panic button fell from its place in a county-courthouse office into a trash can, she said, and found its way into the back of a trash truck.

  • Tax bills due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners have until Tuesday to pay fall property-tax bills. Payments can be made at local banks and at the treasurer's office, which will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Payments can also be made online. Information is located on tax statements. For more information call the treasurer's office at 547-4816.

  • Tell Citians to see decrease in electric rates in 2010

    TELL CITY - The start of a new year will mean the start of lower wholesale electric rates for 52 communities in the state of Indiana. Beginning Jan. 1, members of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency will see a decrease in electricity charges from the power supplier.

    Ratepayers in Tell City will see a 5.6-percent decrease in its wholesale rates, while the actual decrease in retail rates to customers will be slightly less.

  • 12-year-old injured in Nov. 1 farm accident still hospitalized Friday in serious condition

    TELL CITY - A rural Tell City boy suffered a serious foot injury Nov. 1 when his leg became entangled in an auger.

     Dalton Snyder, 12, of 3996 Academy Road, was listed in serious condition Friday at  Kosair Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    According to police reports, a family member called shortly before 4 p.m. to report the boy's foot had become stuck in an auger.

    The child was flown from the scene.

    The Perry County Rescue Squad and Perry County EMS assisted at the scene.

  • TC Christmas parade scheduled

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Tell City Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Sunday, Nov. 29. The parade begins at 3 p.m. with lineup in the Tell City High School parking lot with the parade route traveling west on Tell Street and then turning south on Main Street and continuing to Washington Street. To aid judges, all entries should be identified with a sign identifying the sponsoring organization.

  • State police warn residents about scam

    PENDLETON - Indiana State Police are warning people of a jury-duty scam that has been reported in 11 states. The scam begins with a caller claiming to be the jury coordinator for that particular jurisdiction and telling the victim they failed to appear for jury duty.

  • Two from county among state's new conservation officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two Perry County natives were among 24 new conservation officers who officially joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Oct. 23.

     Patrick Labhart and Levi Clark completed 16 weeks of training and swore their oaths of office in a ceremony held in the Statehouse Rotunda.

    New officers have been assigned to counties across the state and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in early 2010.