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  • Interim joint library board gaveled for first session

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It was quite a sight at the Perry County Public Library Tell City Branch Jan. 4 as the interim board of the Tell City and Cannelton branches convened for the first time as one entity.

    “This is kind of a significant start for us,” said Library Director Larry Oathout. “Tonight is a culmination of what has been a year-long process and a really good one.”

  • Resident objects to portions of animal-control ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A northern Perry County resident objected at a Jan. 3 meeting of the county commissioners to aspects of an animal-control ordinance they enacted late last year.

  • Commissioners defend animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of county-council discussion about a new animal-control ordinance begun in Monday’s edition of the
    News. The county commissioners adopted the ordinance Dec. 28 and provided copies to council members at a Jan. 3 meeting. If some fees in the ordinance are to be imposed, the council must implement a county dog tax.

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  • Correction

    Requirements for a county-commissioners’ appointment to the Tell City Plan Commission were stated incorrectly in a Thursday News report.

    A Democrat who lives in the incorporated area of the city and owns property located in whole or in part within the unincorporated area is needed to apply to County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg’s office by Feb. 15.

  • Early trash pickup in Troy this week

    TROY – Due to a scheduling change, trash in Troy will be picked up Tuesday instead of the normal day of Wednesday. The change is for this week only. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Ewing names members of TC works board

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has appointed members to the city’s board of public works and safety for 2012.

    Serving with Ewing will be Councilmen Gerald Yackle and Gary Morton. Yackle is a past works-board member while Morton is new to the group, which has oversight of the city’s police, fire, wastewater and trash-collection departments.

  • Appointments made in Tell City for 2012

    TELL CITY – Department heads in Tell City were reappointed to their positions by Mayor Barbara Ewing.

    Appointments were:

    Greg Hendershot, police chief, and John Allen, assistant chief.

    Greg Linne, fire chief, and Steve Hauser, assistant chief.

    Bruce Badger, wastewater superintendent.

    Jeff Everly, street commissioner.

    Dale Poole, water-utility superintendent.

    Bob Young, building commissioner.

    Earl Parker, Greenwood Cemetery Sexton.

    Maurice Harpenau, recreation director.

  • Engineering firm to examine drainage issue near 20th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Benardin, Lochmueller and Associates will charge the city no more than $2,800 to assess an area near the 1200 block of 20th Street in Tell City where poor drainage has been a lingering problem.

    The city’s works board approved a contract with the Evansville-based firm Tuesday. The company will study the area and prepare recommendations to the city. Funds for the study will come from the city’s stormwater fund, which receives monthly fees paid by residents.

  • Commissioners reorganize for 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bill Amos will serve as president in county-commissioner meetings this year and Jody Fortwendel will fulfill the vice-president’s role after a reorganization Jan. 3.

    The commissioners also opted to continue meeting in the county courthouse at 6 p.m. the first Monday and 8 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The only holiday conflict this year will be Labor Day, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said, so that Monday meeting will be bumped from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5.