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  • Anderson Township fire

    A fire started in a house, located at 7076 Alamo Rd., in Anderson township on Tuesday morning. Anderson Fire Dept. responded, quenching the fire before it became a large blaze.

    The outside structure was saved, but no reports yet to the extent or condition of the house's insides.

    One person was reportedly taken by ambulance for smoke inhalation.

    Perry County News will update when it receives more information.

  • Local graduate publishes book with Kent State

    KENT, Ohio – Kent State University Press has just published the second book by

    Mike Roos, 1970 graduate of Tell City High School. The book, titled “Reading

    Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’: Glossary and Commentary,” was co-authored with the late Robert W. Lewis and is part of the prestigious Kent State “Reading Hemingway” series, which covers books written by Ernest Hemingway.

    Roos’s first book, “One Small Town, One Crazy Coach,” published in 2013 by

  • Soul to sole: Move this line

    TELL CITY – For the last five years the William Tell Center in Tell City has held line dancing on Thursday nights starting at 6 p.m. and usually runs two hours.

    The ladies of line dancing attended this last Thursday as usual – even with a temporarily dysfunctional AC unit letting the heat settle – to participate in their familiar forms played to their favorite tunes.

    These ladies started line dancing years before, with four of the six of them having 20 or more years of practice and performance under their soles.

  • Council passes first hurdle in tax rate shifts

    TELL CITY – In a first move toward a potential shift in the county’s tax base, the Perry County Council voted Thursday to amend terms of a 2012 ordinance that helped creating the funding stream for the new jail.
    Specifically, the council plans to rescind section five of the ordinance which established need for a special income tax. The document set the rate at .5 percent, with an expectation that enough revenue would be brought in to pay off the bond in full at the earliest date possible, in 2022.

  • Area Independence Day celebrations, fireworks displays set

    PERRY COUNTY – Amid the decorations of red, white and blue, American flags and “Star Spangled Banner,” it’s time to observe freedoms as Americans. Independence Day is Thursday and the holiday will likely be heralded through many mid-week celebrations, barbecues and fireworks displays for friends and families.

  • Nominations open for Citizen of the Year

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Residents may submit in writing the name and reasons for such recommendations for this award by July 1 and send to: Tell City Historical Society, ATTN: Awards Committee, PO Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The historical society resident will appoint three members to serve as a committee in secret to make the final selection.

  • Benefit will help outfit police K-9
  • Taking off pounds sensibly, celebrates 50 years

    TELL CITY – The Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight maintenance organization celebrated its 50-year anniversary in Tell City last week at the Springhill Community Building in Tell City. The event ran for two hours with members coming and going, visiting with one another and viewing photos and old newspaper clippings pertaining to the organization’s activities throughout the years.

  • Dragging Main: Summer Bash

    By: Mark Eisenlohr

    TELL CITY – The first Summer Bash Series of Dragging Main proved to be popular, despite the morning rains that dampened the tractor show.

    But by afternoon, the skies had mostly cleared and cars began their nostalgic ritual, cruising the main drag in whatever wheels they had.

    “Overall, it went really well,” organizer Ralph Terry of Cannelcade of Music, said. “We had local cars and cars from out of town.”

  • State leaders assess crops in wake of record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb convened leaders from the state’s agriculture sectors on Thursday to receive an update on unprecedented weather conditions that have impacted farms and other agriculture businesses statewide. As of this week, only 84 percent of Indiana’s corn crop and 64 percent of soybeans have been planted, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That is an increase from the start of month, but both crops are usually at 100 percent planted for this time of year.