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Today's News

  • County changes workmen's-compensation insurance plans

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a special meeting May 29 to return to the Indiana Public Employees Plan to provide workmen's-compensation insurance.

    Sarah Chinn, account executive in the Tell City office of Hud International Midwest Limited, explained in a May 27 letter a quote she provided previously, and which the commissioners accepted, was based on an incorrect classification, and she had to withdraw the quote.

  • Hooked on Fishing

    Rainbow Pay Lake hosts annual derby

    DERBY - The fish all swam away but the memories caught Saturday at a fishing derby co-hosted by the Hoosier National Forest and Rainbow Pay Lake may last a lifetime for nearly 100 young anglers.

    It was the 13th year for the event, held for the past several years at the pay lake near Derby. Anglers caught plenty of panfish but whoppers were in no short supply as catfish and striped bass weighing up to 10 pounds were netted and then released.

  • Local man killed in Tuesday accident

    SLAUGHTERS, Ky. - A Tell City man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in Hopkins County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Michael Little, 54, was traveling west on Kentucky 138 around 1:45 p.m. when his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and traveled 146 feet before striking a ditch bank. Police said the vehicle then went airborne, crossed the large ditch and struck the opposite bank.

    Little was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. An obituary appears in today's edition.

  • Improper tagging of trash carries new fine

    TELL CITY - Still willing to excuse the occasional mistake but wanting to take a harder line against repeat violators of the city's trash-tagging rules, the Tell City Common Council voted Monday to adopt an ordinance allowing for fines of $5 per bag leveled on trash in which the required tags are missing or have been torn in half or otherwise mutilated.

    Details of the new ordinance will be published in the legals section of Monday's issue. The change allows crews to pick up bags that aren't properly tagged and to apply the fines on the customer's next bill.

  • Officials vote to fix courthouse roof

    Upcoming work won't include repairs to underlying problems

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission reluctantly signed a contract May 29, giving a courthouse-roof repair job to a Troy contractor despite problems that will continue to underlie the shingles he'll install.

    Fella Home Improvement of Troy submitted the only bid - for $52,320 - a year ago to repair the building's leaky roof.

  • Let's save the Delta Queen, Tell City councilman urges

    Paddlewheeler's future threatened

    TELL CITY - A city councilman wants to circulate a petition asking Congress to keep a historic Ohio River paddlewheeler on the water.

    The Delta Queen, a 285-foot-long craft that can carry up to 200 passengers, could be moored permanently late this year if its owners don't receive a continuation of an exemption allowing the paddlewheeler, which has a wooden superstructure, to carry overnight passengers.

  • Temporary traffic light active today

    INDOT asks motorists to use caution as work begins on IN-66 slide

    TROY - A temporary traffic signal on Indiana 66 just east of Troy is scheduled to be activated today as work begins on correcting a slide along the state highway.

    The signal, which is expected to be activated at 8 a.m., will allow Newburgh contractor Ragle Inc. to close one lane as it works to repair the slide.

  • Teams ready for '08 Relay for Life

    Survivors' lap kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Relay For Life teams from across Perry County will converge on Perry Central Community School Saturday and Sunday, walking to raise money for the fight against cancer and to remember those who have both won and lost their battles with the disease.

    As of Tuesday, there were 21 teams, 186 participants and $7,275.76 raised, according to data on Perry County's Relay For Life Web site, located at http://events. cancer.org/rflperrycoin.

  • Spike in recycled cardboard welcomed

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District doesn't have enough containers to fulfill the demand for cardboard collection, Marlow Smethurst said May 22, "but we need more people to recycle more cardboard."

  • Tell Street developer hits another red light

    City council declines Ferdinand company's petition to rezone land for storage, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand company's plans to construct self-storage units on a 5-acre tract of land along Tell Street, already slowed by unfavorable recommendations by the city's plan commission, hit would could be a permanent red light Monday evening when the Tell City Common Council let die a motion to approve a rezoning request.