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Today's News

  • Local United Way expands services to Crawford County

    Nine-month effort pays off; campaign planned for fall

    PERRY COUNTY - After 34 years of service to the residents of Perry County, United Way of Perry County is expanding its services to its neighbors in Crawford County.

    Residents there have joined with the UWPC to schedule the first fundraising campaign of the United Way of Crawford County this fall. The campaign will help fund Crawford County health-and-human-services organizations that make application next spring.

  • Time-capsule dedication Monday

    TELL CITY - A pair of concrete vaults packed with photographs, letters, newspapers, coins and various items about Tell City's history will be sealed and buried Monday evening in City Hall Park.

    Sponsored by Crawford Family Memorials and The Perry County News and part of the city's sesquicentennial observance, the time capsules will be buried in a brief ceremony following the city's water-board meeting, at approximately 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.

    The capsules will be opened in 2058, which will be the bicentennial of the city's founding.

  • Man continues quest to open farm road

    TELL CITY - A man who made previous appearances before the county commissioners to seek access to land he owns in north Perry County was unsuccessful with another plea Aug. 6.

    Herb Huff reminded the commissioners that the United States Constitution guarantees no citizen shall be deprived of property without due process of law.

  • Bank seeks foreclosure on school building

    Superintendent says lawsuit filed in error; lawyer disagrees

    CANNELTON - A mortgage-foreclosure lawsuit against the Cannelton City Schools Corp. reported in The News' records section Aug. 4 was filed in error and won't go forward, according to Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    A complaint filed July 15 in Perry Circuit Court by Fifth Third Bank alleges the school corporation failed to make required payments on a debt that stood at $61,325 as of July 9 for a mortgage on property at Fifth and Washington streets.

  • Officers moving to 12-hour schedule

    Police chief asks for impound fee on towed vehicles

    TELL CITY - A day's work will soon require extra hours from Tell City's patrolmen.

    The city's board of public works and safety gave its blessing Monday to a police-department request for 12-hour shifts, giving Chief Greg Hendershot the authority to begin the longer tours of duty in early September - and to revert back to eight-hour shifts if the new scheduling system doesn't work.

  • Commissioners propose 5-percent pay hikes

    Officials approve $94,900 appraisal-services contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 6 a recommendation to give county employees a 5-percent raise next year, the same percentage approved the last several years, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The county council is responsible for developing the budget each year, and makes final decisions about employee pay increases.

  • Tell City turns 150

    Top photo, the Linda Smith Band filled the Brau Garten Thursday night, the second of four evenings of live entertainment scheduled for Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest. Other bands played gospel, country and other styles of music. A new gazebo dedicated last week in honor of Charles and Virginia Borders provided the backdrop for events in the park.

  • Work planned for 12th Street

    TELL CITY - No-parking signs are already up along 12th Street as Gohmann Asphalt and Construction readies to mill existing asphalt and then repave a stretch of Indiana 66 that serves as 12th Street in Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing said milling of the existing surface will begin Friday morning from the intersection of Indiana 37 (Payne Street) and will continue south to Washington Street. Repaving will get under way Monday.

  • Woman injured in hit-and-run incident

    UNIONTOWN - Indiana State Police from the Jasper post are asking the public's help in their investigation into an early-morning incident Aug. 7 that sent one person to the hospital.

    A preliminary investigation reveals that around 12:48 a.m., troopers were dispatched to Campton Road off Indiana 145 near Uniontown for a personal-injury accident. When troopers arrived, they were led to area on private property where Janel M. Buschkoetter, 18, of Jasper had been run over and dragged down the roadway.

  • Turning bad decisions into hope

    I've seen too many men and women arrested, sentenced and carted off to prison not to know the dangers of bad decisions. I've seen them from a distance, and up close.

    I've known people, some friends, who died of drug overdoses, were torn to pieces in accidents because of drugs and alcohol or contracted AIDS due to risky behavior.

    But I've also seen people's lives redeemed, turned around and made better. The road to despair has a turn-around lane.