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Today's News

  • Avery Ridge Sunset
  • Courthouse TIF maximizes funding potential

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to county finances and how tax-increment financing affects the books, it’s a complex matter of accounting. For county government and businesses, the measure can mean extra money for infrastructure improvements. For local schools, in this instance Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., it can be the difference between hiring a new teacher or cutting staff.

  • Tax bills sent; spring payments due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owner’s arrived in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date was April 4.

    The first installments of 2019 taxes are due May 10 and the second installments will be due Nov. 12. Tax bills mailed in April includes coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2019.

  • Industrial site water line project advancing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A waterline rerouting project along Indiana 66 near Waupaca Foundry was hit with a bit of a hiccup when bids came back $200,000 over estimate. The low bidder came in at $914,000. Yet, things will otherwise advance as planned and construction will soon begin.

    “There wouldn’t be any value in rebidding the project since nothing’s changed in the project,” said Alvin Evans, Perry County Port Authority project manager.

  • Special Olympics track and field games April 27

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey/Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host its 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County Coordinator.  “Please come out and meet some of our outstanding areas Special Olympians!”

  • Internship tour takes students to area industries

    JASPER –  Students from nine area high schools participated in an internship tour of local industries March 19. The tour was hosted by the Vincennes University Jasper Campus to familiarize the students with local manufacturing and prepare them for work-learn internship placements.

  • Driver escapes serious injury in Troy Ridge Road crash

    TROY – A driver received minor injuries Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Troy Ridge Road. According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, deputies and EMS were dispatched shortly after 1:30 p.m. when a call was received that a car traveling at a high rate of speed had traveled off the roadway and flipped.

    Police said the driver, Kiana N. Robbins, 17, was initially trapped in the vehicle but was freed by the Perry County Rescue Squad. She was transported by private vehicle for medical care and refused transport by ambulance. 

  • Water line replacements on Main Street continue

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Water Department superintended Dale Poole addressed pipeline issues that have been plaguing the city along Main Street the past few weeks.

  • HNF to close Mano Point restroom near Derby

    TELL CITY – The U.S. Forest Service has closed the restroom facility at its Mano Point site the week due to health and safety concerns.  Due to the location of the site adjacent to the Ohio River, it is subject to flooding.  To protect water quality, and public health and safety, the district ranger has decided the restroom must be closed to all use.  The Forest Service plans to analyze alternative locations for this structure to better serve the public.

  • Art and more at City Hall