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  • Ewing returns four to CVB

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has reappointed four people to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ewing announced Jan. 3 that she had reappointed Danny Bolin, Linda Mattingly, Joan Hess and Jim Meek to two-year terms. County commissioners recently named Joe Hermann, Betty Cash and Pat Cooper.

  • Hunters need to retrieve deer stands from public lands

    BEDFORD – Deer season is over and we no longer see hunters wearing orange in tree stands in the Hoosier National Forest. But in many areas, tree stands have been left behind. These deer stands need to be removed.

    Donald Kidd, a law enforcement officer for the Hoosier, explained that storing private property on federal lands is a legal violation and the property can be confiscated.

  • Boats need to be removed from Deer Lake

    CARTER VALLEY – Deer Creek Lake is a public lake and anglers have left their fishing boats behind who need to pick these boats up. Hoosier National Forest law-enforcement officer Donald Kidd said all private property needs to be removed from national forest lands.

    “People have left their boats on this lake year-round in the past, but it was outside the regulations, and we need to change this pattern,” Kidd said.

  • Offices to close for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City will be closed Monday, with a one-day delay in trash pick-up.

    Meetings of the city board of public works and safety and water board normally held the third Monday of the month will be postponed until Tuesday. The works board will convene at 6 p.m., followed by the water board at 7.

    City offices in Cannelton will be open Monday.

    Troy’s utility office and town hall will be closed.

  • Cunningham named Journal-Democrat sports editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – Clay Cunningham, who has nearly four years’ experience working for Indiana newspapers, has been hired as sports editor of The Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

    He will also do some news reporting for the newspaper, including coverage of city and town government and school boards, as well as feature assignments.

    Cunningham, 27, comes to the Journal-Democrat from the Newton County Enterprise Reporter, where he covered a variety of sports and news events for nearly two years.

  • GREAT Kids

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Nearly 150 sixth-graders in two Perry County schools have a better idea of the dangers of gangs thanks to a grant-funded program that sent two local police officers into the classrooms.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick and Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the Gang Resistance and Education Training Program at Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools also taught important life skills.

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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.