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Today's News

  • Hot Streets, Cool Rides
  • County recycling fees could increase in 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – The amount residents pay in annual fees to the County Solid Waste Management District for disposal and recycling services could soon go up. Based on a proposal from the agency’s governing board, a $13 annual increase is under consideration.
    If approved, fees would raise from the current $32 a year to $45.

  • New marshal on the job in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL
    Feature Writer

     

  • Group to tackle homelessness in county

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

     

  • Annex closures announced

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Courthouse Annex in Cannelton will be closed Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, as the respective offices prepare to move to the newly renovated Armory Annex in Tell City.

    Services at the health office will be available in case of emergency but phones at all of the county agencies currently located in Cannelton will be offline.

    The main courthouse building along Indiana 37 will be open on those days, however, the Emergency Management Agency office will be closed as it is moving into the Armory.

  • Tots Lots Preschool plans open house

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool will host an open house Wednesday, June 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshments and activities will be provided. The evening will give parents a chance to ask questions, meet the teachers and let students begin to interact with their future classmates. For more information, contact Tots Lots at totslotspre@gmail.com.

  • Chamber of Commerce awards businesses, community members

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The 16th annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce business award ceremony was held Tuesday evening, at the Schergens Center. A total of five awards were handed out over the course of the evening, in five different categories.

  • TC Schools approve bus route contracts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Preparing for the upcoming school year, Tell City School Corp. is making plans to ensure students arrive to class in a safe and timely manner. At the front of the board’s business at its regular session June 13 was acceptance of route contracts that superintendent John Scioldo said would “bring down the ages of our buses substantially.”

    In April, the board announced that all vehicles in its fleet would be required to be 2012 or newer, with room for few exceptions.

  • The softer side of the streets

    Peering from under his camouflage hat, sweat-drenched from the hot June sun, Tim Watt describes how he came to be homeless. With a packed shopping cart en tow, he’s making double time because he’s late for an appointment, one that will help him get to his next destination.

    His course brought him to Tell City like it had so many other towns before. But this fellow who heralds himself as ‘Harry Hippie’ isn’t simply a vagabond; he has a mission.

  • Relay for Life returning to Tell City Saturday

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The annual event designed to commemorate cancer survivors is set for the heart of Tell City for its 2017 inception.

    “Having it back in Tell City again is great,” said Lena Joyal, leader of this year’s event. She said one advantage of it being in Tell City Hall Park is the likelihood of foot traffic to the attend event.

    The walk-in element comes at a time when the event is seeing some changes.