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Today's News

  • Roland’s bracelet sale begins Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Ken and Semra Roland, owners of Roland’s Jewelry in Tell City, are again aiding families in need this Christmas, with the community’s help.

  • Works board OKs purchase of two police vehicles

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – They aren’t likely to arrive until 2018, but two new vehicles for the Tell City Police Department were approved for purchase by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Nov. 20. One of the purchases will add a pickup truck to the city police department’s fleet next year.

     A Dodge Charger will be purchased from John Jones for $24,075 and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck from Sternberg Automotive. It carries a $27,526 price tag.

  • Perry County in 1913

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Perry County in 1913 was dotted with  farms, forests, coal mines and small towns, some of which later changed names or no longer exist.

    A recent gift to the Perry County Assessor’s Office, a 1913 map of the county showing townships, small towns, roads, creek names and major landowners, was found in the home of Paul Miller’s late parents, Tony and Irene. The family decided to give the map to the county. While a century old, it remains in good condition.

  • Commissioners near deal on medical insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – How much impact will a change in county employees’ health insurance coverage have on the local hospital? That was a question raised as the Perry County Commissioners near finalizing a new deal on coverage.

    Maybe some. Maybe none. But it’s an aspect the board wants to investigate as they close in on learning where employee health insurance figures will come in for 2018.

  • St. Mark shooting match raffle winners announced

     

    ST. MARKS – St. Mark Church would like to announce winners of its annual shooting match raffle held Sunday, Sept. 24, and thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets.  This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows:

    $550 cash donated by Hagedorn Dairy Farm and Richard and Nellie Peter, won by Clarence Genet.

    $400 cash donated by Country Small Engine Repair and Welding and Knights of Columbus, won by Leroy Berger.

  • Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 78th recruit academy

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 78th Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm.  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

  • Small steps will save big money

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.

    In most of our gardens, we have more than plants. Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants. All of these items can be damaged during the winter if not stored properly.

  • Santa back in town for two weekend parades

    After a successful kickoff to the Christmas season in Cannelton last Friday, the parade action moves to Tell City and Leopold for a pair of weekend events. Santa is expected at both and he’ll meet with good boys and girls to hear some of their wish requests. In Tell City, Santa will host kids inside City Hall. In Leopold, youngsters can meet with the jolly elf after the parade.

     

    Tell City Parade Saturday

  • Image of suspect captured on film in August fire

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A serial arsonist stalking the streets of Troy at night might be responsible for a dozen or more fires in the community over the past decade. While it is not certain that one person has been responsible for all the fires, which have damaged or destroyed vacant homes and businesses in the town, they share several characteristics.

  • Solar project creating sparks

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – Even before the first sun-catching panel is put in place, a proposed solar project north of Troy has some tempers close to boiling as neighbors, landlords and tenants consider sometimes opposing interests and judge the prospect of solar panels covering hundreds of acres of prime farmland.