Today's News

  • PCMH paramedics recognized for 20 years of service

    TELL CITY – Darrel Riley, John Kleeman and Pat Lambert, employed as paramedics with Perry County Memorial Hospital, were recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered paramedics. This distinction is an honor held by few paramedics.
    To maintain status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, they have completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive certification program for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in America.

  • New sheriff’s department deputy

    David Biever has joined the Perry County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy.

    He began work Sept. 30 and brings several years of experience as a patrolman in Cannelton. The 25-year-old began work there as a reserve and later became a part-time and full-time officer. He was eventually promoted to the rank of sergeant.

  • Troy cleanup coming Oct. 17-18

    TROY – The town of Troy will hold its annual fall cleanup Oct. 17-18. All items must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. Oct. 17.

    The regular trash route through town will be followed and there will be no backtracking.

    No batteries, items with Freon, tires or regular household trash will be accepted. Paint cans left out must be emptied.

    A $10 fee will be assessed for each large item left for pickup.

    Charges must be paid at the utility office prior to pickup dates and a receipt must be attached to the item for pick up.

  • Water outage Thursday on Ninth Street

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will replace a valve at the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson streets Thursday.

    Residents in the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Ninth Street will experience loss of water beginning at the approximately noon and lasting several hours.

    The outage will affect customers on both sides of the street.

    Utility Superintendent Dale Poole said he thanks customers for their understanding.

  • Financial tips from the secretary of state

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  • District may begin collecting shingles

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management district is looking at the possibility of accepting roofing shingles, its board of directors heard at a regular meeting Sept. 26.

    Lynn Rice, a member of the district’s advisory board, reported they were examining requirements and methods for recycling the roofing material.

  • Derby Community Association donates playground project

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  • SIRS annual meeting honors employees

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc. annual corporation meeting was held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center Sept. 19. This year, SIRS celebrates 45 years of continuous, quality services to people with disabilities, organizers said.

  • Library board approves budget

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library Board of Directors approved the library’s 2014 budget at its Oct. 2 meeting.

    A public hearing held Sept. 4 brought no members of the public for comment and Library Director John Mundy said the county council approved the budget at its budget review Sept. 16.

    Library-board members had the final budget sheet in front of them Wednesday and no final discussion was held. The budget passed unanimously.

  • Cooperation key in teacher contracts


    TELL CITY – The nearly 100 members of the Tell City-Troy Township Classroom Teachers Association and members of the school board have reached an agreement on a one-year contract. The board voted Thursday to approve its language, following ratification by teachers earlier in the week.

    Both sides praised the spirit of cooperation they said characterized the negotiation process leading up to the approval.