http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Commissioners plan to move offices from annex http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/commissioners-plan-move-offices-annex <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Perry County&rsquo;s commissioners adopted resolutions at their Nov. 18 meeting honoring a county worker&rsquo;s service and outlining building changes for several county offices.</p> Mu Gamma assembly line turns out 1,300 cheese balls http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/mu-gamma-assembly-line-turns-out-1300-cheese-balls <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mu_gamma_cheeseballs_large.jpg" alt="Mu Gamma Sorority members share the work at Saturday’s assembly of 1,300 cheese balls sold as an annual fundraiser. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" title="Mu Gamma Sorority members share the work at Saturday’s assembly of 1,300 cheese balls sold as an annual fundraiser. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> Santa&rsquo;s North Pole workshop has nothing on the women of Mu Gamma Sorority, who in the course of several hours Saturday, turned out more than 1,300 holiday cheese balls. The fruit of their work will be enjoyed at family gatherings and office parties around the county and elsewhere.</p> <p> The sorority has made cheese balls as a fundraiser for more than 30 years and the number of orders has risen over the decades.</p> Local police say body cameras have limits http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/local-police-say-body-cameras-have-limits <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; Members of local law-enforcement agencies say body cameras worn by many police officers serve an important purpose in ensuring police do their jobs well but new technology can&rsquo;t match the human eye or the split-second judgment of a well-trained officer.</p> <p> There has been a national push for police departments to require officers to wear the small cameras, which often attach to a police officer&rsquo;s uniform at the chest, shoulder or lapel.</p> Police, IRS warn of telephone scam attempts http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/police-irs-warn-telephone-scam-attempts <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Police remind residents to be aware of an increasingly common scam attempt by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.</p> <p> Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said a woman contacted the department after receiving a call from someone who said they were with the IRS and claimed she owed $5,000. The caller told the woman if she did not pay the bill within two hours she would be arrested by the Tell City Police Department.</p> Turkey Trot at Tell City Junior-Senior High School http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/turkey-trot-tell-city-junior-senior-high-school <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tell_city_schools_turkey_trot1.jpg" alt="In what has become a pre-Thanksgiving tradition, Tell City Junior High School students took part in an annual Turkey Trot the Wednesday before the holiday. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" title="In what has become a pre-Thanksgiving tradition, Tell City Junior High School students took part in an annual Turkey Trot the Wednesday before the holiday. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /> Parting gifts http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/parting-gifts <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/schulthiseplaque.jpg" alt="County Commissioner Tom Hauser presents a plaque to County Clerk Jean Schulthise. “She has served the county well as clerk” since she was appointed to fill the term of the late Doris Davis May 15, 2009, he said. She was elected to the office the following year and announced this year she would retire. “That’s why I’m smiling,” she said before the presentation. Deputy Clerk Mandi Mogan won the office in the November general election." title="County Commissioner Tom Hauser presents a plaque to County Clerk Jean Schulthise. “She has served the county well as clerk” since she was appointed to fill the term of the late Doris Davis May 15, 2009, he said. She was elected to the office the following year and announced this year she would retire. “That’s why I’m smiling,” she said before the presentation. Deputy Clerk Mandi Mogan won the office in the November general election." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Three plaques were presented following a commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to people whose service in county positions will come to a close at the end of the year.&nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)</p> Cost for port workers’ health insurance rises slightly for 2015 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cost-port-workers%E2%80%99-health-insurance-rises-slightly-2015 <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The cost of employees&rsquo; health insurance paid by the Perry County Port Authority would have increased approximately $23,000 last year, inspiring its leadership to find a new carrier, Kevin Teague told the board of directors at a regular meeting Nov. 11.</p> New biologist hired for Hoosier National Forest http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/new-biologist-hired-hoosier-national-forest <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kring.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="146" height="85" /><p> TELL CITY &ndash; Len Kring is the Hoosier National Forest&rsquo;s new fisheries biologist and said he is happy to be back in Indiana.</p> <p> Kring is originally from Laporte County in northern Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University. He later earned a master&rsquo;s degree in fisheries biology from Iowa State University.</p>