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Today's News

  • In State of the City address, Ewing highlights busy year

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing looked back on her first year in office Monday, delivering her first State of the City address. In it, she reflected on a busy and historic 2008, including initial results of her  inaugural call for residents to take part in city government. She also shared fond memories of the celebration of the city's sesquicentennial last summer and several improvements made by municipal departments.  

  • City of Tell City - State of the City – 2008

    Editor's Note: Mayor Barbara Ewing's remarks are presented here as she provided them to The News and without editing for newspaper style.

    As Mayor for the City of Tell City, it is with much honor that I present to you the 2008 State of the City:

  • Off-roader rules may change

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners are eyeing changes to an ordinance enacted last month allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles on county roads.

    Cannelton resident Pat Lambert asked at the commissioners' regular meeting Monday that the ordinance be amended to allow the number of riders intended by off-roaders' manufacturers. She said she has two all-terrain vehicles, a four-wheeler with two seats and four seat belts, and another that seats two people.

  • State lays out case in meth trial

    TELL CITY – Perry County's chief deputy prosecutor laid out the state's case against Adam Gaynor this week, arguing the Tell City man was an active participant in a methamphetamine lab raided by police in August 2007.

    Gaynor faces a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, and seven other felony counts of possessing the drug and ingredients used in its manufacture, as well as maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Thief gets away with $64,000 track hoe, trailer

    TELL CITY – Police hope to put the brakes on a brazen thief who drove away with a stolen track hoe and trailer from a Tell City plumbing business.

    Patrolman Greg Linne said the 2007 Bobcat and heavy-duty tandem trailer, owned by Tom Peter Plumbing, were taken from the corner of Sixth and Schiller streets between 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon and noon Monday.

    Parts found on the ground indicated the thief hotwired the track hoe, drove it onto the nearby trailer and drove off.

    "Someone knew what they were doing," Linne said.

  • Filing deadline extended for new over-65 tax breaks

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Connie Berger has extended the filing deadline for the over-age-65 deduction and the over-age-65 circuit breaker credit until Jan. 30 for the 2008-pay-2009 tax year.

    This deadline does not apply to any other deductions filed in the auditor's office. In 2008 the General Assembly created the over-65 circuit-breaker credit, but counties did not receive detailed requirements on the credit until late 2008.

    Following are the requirements for the deduction and the credit:

    Over-Age-65 Deduction

  • SWCD annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 27

    BRISTOW – The 61st annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bristow Community Center in Bristow.  

    A banquet of chicken, pulled pork and vegetables will be served at $5 for adults and $3 children 12 & under. Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit will provide the meal.

  • Hawesville man charged with stealing money from bill changer

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole $500 last month from a bill changer at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca was jailed Monday on a felony charge of theft.

  • Pappano seeks third housing-repair grant

    TELL CITY – A public hearing and a special meeting at mid-day Friday will finalize an application for a third housing-repair grant.

  • Meeting set on sewer proposal

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will have an opportunity to hear about and comment on a proposed long-term control plan for the city's waste-water collection system at a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall council room.

    Discussion will include proposed infrastructure improvements to eliminate or minimize impacts of combined sewer overflows on water quality.

    The hearing will follow a regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting of the city's board of public works and safety and precede a 7 p.m. regular common-council meeting.