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  • County planning, zoning in crisis

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to hire a new administrator to fill the shoes of Jim Gogel, who resigned Feb. 13. But the decision came only after the group’s president took aim at budget cuts he said left any administrator far too little to work with.

    Hubert Voges Jr., who served for many years as director of Tell City’s zoning office, was hired to work the 15 hours allowed under the part-time position. He will be paid $11 per hour.

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  • Cannelton PD solves pair of thefts

    CANNELTON – After months of investigation, the Cannelton Police Department recently arrested two men who reportedly took items out of vehicles at Aubrey Used Car Sales in Cannelton back in May 2011.

    According to officers, The Cannelton Police Department was able to obtain a search warrant for a truck where it was believed one of these items were located. According to Officer Micah Jackson, initial charges include conversion, false reporting and possession of stolen property. The two suspects were juveniles when the crimes took place. Formal charges are pending.

  • Ivy Tech offering financial aid help

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Tuesday and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students. Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Hometown Competitiveness update coming Tuesday; public welcome

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a meeting Tuesday.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural families; economic success.

  • Leopold teen accused of striking man with car

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    SANTA CLAUS – A Perry County teen was arrested Tuesday by Santa Claus Police after allegedly hitting another man with his vehicle.

  • Officials consider animal-board contenders

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners are considering two people for appointment to an animal welfare, control and education board being formed to enforce a similarly named ordinance they adopted in December.

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  • PCDC eyes ‘innovation center’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 10,000-square-foot facility proposed by the executive director of the Perry County Development Corp. would help attract residents back after they complete college and serve as an “incubation center” for start-up businesses.

  • Sleeping tight?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    The ages-old bedtime rhyme has lost any sense of merriment for a growing number of Perry County residents battling pesky bedbugs, which are invading homes and apartment buildings in increasing numbers. It may not be an invasion quite yet, but County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer said the problem is certainly growing.