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  • Chief lauds officers, civilians for accident response

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall publicly recognized Monday law-enforcement officials and civilians who responded to a March 2 accident involving a 10-year-old girl.

    Officers from the city’s police department and county sheriff’s department responded quickly, he said, to an accident March 2 in which fourth-grader Ovie McMahan was critically injured.

  • Boat Works barge launch

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  • Tell City planning process under way


    TELL CITY – What do people think about living and working in Tell City? Plenty.

    Three hours of sharing suggestions on the good and not-so-good characteristics of Tell City flowed fast and furious Friday as the first of two community input sessions drew more than 100 people to the Schergens Center. The comments will help prepare a new comprehensive plan for the community.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Fewer than half of the county's residents had paid their annual solid-waste fee as of Feb. 23. Which group are you in?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Career Day at Perry Central

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  • Police blitz under way this week

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s law-enforcement agencies are taking part in a statewide effort to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on Indiana roadways.

    Operation Pull Over Blitz began March 2 and will continue through Sunday. More than 250 law-enforcement agencies are working to detect and remove impaired or otherwise dangerous drivers from the roads.

  • Bristow resident returns from serving with Peace Corps in Nicaragua

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peace Corps volunteer Geory Kurtzhals, 32, of Bristow, has completed her service as an environmental education volunteer in Nicaragua, and returned to the United States at the end of last year.

    Kurtzhals worked in the community of Yucul, San Ramon, located in the departmental capital of Matagalpa in Nicaragua from September 2009 until November 2011.

  • Area women hope to model for fashion chain

    SPENCER, PERRY COUNTY – Two area women are among 67 from throughout Indiana and approximately 1,500 nationwide who hope to represent the Maurices fashion stores as models.

  • Farmers markets may expand their offerings

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers markets that have long been popular in Tell City and other Hoosier communities could be even busier this spring and summer thanks to legislation adopted by state lawmakers. The new rules allow producers to sell some baked goods and poultry products and while some of the details have yet to be ironed out, Perry County’s extension educator for agriculture says there are opportunities to be had.

  • County recycling fees due Thursday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Collection of Perry County Recycling Management District annual fees was proceeding normally ahead of this Thursday’s deadline, district accountant Jerry Hoagland said at a board of directors meeting Feb. 23.

    The annual fee provides between $255,000 and $260,000 of the district’s $400,000 annual budget, with the rest coming from the sale of recyclable materials, he said before the board approved the regular financial report.