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  • Keeping children safe and families strong

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The staff of Perry County’s Department of Child Services are on-call all times of the year, and during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, they want to fully extend awareness to the entire community. The DCS is involved with a “national month-long campaign to let the community know that child abuse” and neglect are “100 percent preventable,” stated Erin Murphy, DCS’s regional communications director.

  • PCDC prepares for big summer of TIF-backed infrastructure projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Plans for continued land development surrounding Waupaca Foundry, including installation of a new water line, egress road and the Riverview West speculative site, are advancing as planned according to Perry County Development Corp. Director Alvin Evans.

  • Run for the Money
  • Matheny handed 64-year sentence

    TELL CITY – Convicted last month of murder, Stacy Matheny was sentenced to 64 years in prison on April 6, making it likely the 49-year-old Cannelton man will spend the rest of his life in the custody of the  Indiana Department of Correction.

    A jury took less than two hours to find Matheny guilty of murder in the March 14, 2016, shooting death of Phillip Chase of Tennyson. During the trial, prosecutors said Matheny shot Chase in the head during an argument while at the home of a friend on Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton.

  • Tell City, Cannelton police grants on hold

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Fallout from a federal vs. state fight over ‘sanctuary cities’ is having an effect on local police departments and their funding. Several thousands of dollars in local grant support is in limbo as the federal courts weigh the issue.

  • We the Youth accepting leadership applicants

    PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the upcoming program year.  We the Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the 2018-19 school year. Students must attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central High School or Cannelton High School. 

    Applications are available in the school offices. For more information contact Beth Bruggeman, executive director, at (812) 547-5540. The deadline for applications is June 15.

  • Small fire ... big potential

    TELL CITY – As far as size goes, Tuesday’s prescribed burn next to the Tell City Ranger Station wasn’t all that impressive. But in terms of public awareness and developing a community-wide appreciation for the role of native grasses and fire in maintaining public lands, the blaze was impressive indeed.

  • Always faithful

    The Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 held its officer installation Monday, April 9. From the left are judge advocate Jeff Devillez, sergeant at arms Ken Eubanks, installing officer Dave Englert PDC, commandant Glenn Newton, senior vice commandant Harvey Bays, adjutant Donnie Goffinet, junior vice commandant Jerry Meunier, pay master Cindy Meunier and chaplain Patrick Rich.

  • Lasher completes Army unit training in Kansas

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – U.S . Army Pvt. Michael D. Lasher completed 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training with honors in marksmanship at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is currently stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, home of the Big Red One, the first Infantry Division.

    He is the son of Brian and Joan Lasher of Rockport and Nancy and Robert Schmidt of Germantown, Ohio. He is the grandson of Iola Lasher and the late Lawrence Lasher of Leopold and Ovalee and Dorothy LaGrange of rural Tell City.

  • Cannelton will seek funding for streets

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Hoping not to relive last year when it was one of the few communities that didn’t receive money from the state’s Community Crossings Grant program, Cannelton leaders are hiring outside help to ensure they get the increased road funding this fall.