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  • Beware the Ice of March
  • Schools explore options for resource officers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry Central school officials are taking steps that could lead to the assignment of school resource officers in buildings who would provide a first line of defense in case of a violent incident. The armed officers would also serve as liaisons between students, administrators and faculty and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Technology in libraries to grow in years ahead

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An already tech-based library could see further advancements in coming years as the Perry County Library Board works on a technology plan component to its long-term plan for the coming three years.

    The technology aspect of the long-term plan received precedence at the Wednesday meeting, though the long-term plan covers many other updates during the timeframe.

  • Forest Service to burn more than 2,500 acres

    PERRY COUNTY  – Fire managers with the Hoosier National Forest intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks, including several areas in Perry County totaling 2,549 acres. The Forest Service uses the burns for a variety of purposes, from regenerating forests to enhancing habitat for wildlife.

    Areas proposed for burns within the county this spring are:

    Diamond/House Branch – 981 acres

    Grove North – 477 acres

    Saddle Dam – 14 acres

  • Officials assess flood damage to county parks

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Recent flooding caused damage at Perry County Parks ranging from minor to some that will likely cost thousands of dollars to repair.

  • Bicentennial events set for Rome

    ROME – Events in April, June, September and October will celebrate the Rome Courthouse’s bicentennial in grand style.

    While details of the celebrations are still being finalized, the community of Rome and a planning committee have announced dates for events, beginning with the town’s annual celebration of the Dogwood Festival on Sunday, April 22. Along with Rome’s well-known chicken dinners, country store and live music on the grounds of the historic courthouse, the day will include a petting zoo and a big car and truck show.

  • TC man jailed on charges of impersonating first responder

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An armed Tell City man who allegedly tried to pass himself off as a first responder was arrested Saturday night after entering a home while police were investigating a battery. Police also said a search of the man’s car turned up an AR-15 rifle and ammunition.

  • Body of missing kayaker found

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ROME – Indiana conservation officers, along with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, recovered the body of a missing Perry County man Tuesday, ending a search that began the previous Thursday after his kayak was discovered partially submerged in backwater.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Scott Whitehead was found just before 9:30 a.m. A conservation officer located the body in approximately 3 feet of water in the vicinity of where his kayak was found.

  • Red Cross assisting flood relief

    Addendum:
    EVANSVILLE, IN — As flood cleanup wears on, the Red Cross is mounting a major drive over the next few days to provide area residents free cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water and other supplies. As work on cleanup goes on through the weekend, the Red Cross will be delivering free lunches so residents can take a break to eat a meal.
    The drive is a special effort on top of the assistance the Red Cross has been providing since the water crested about a week ago.

  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.