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Today's News

  • Drug collection set for Oct. 26

    PERRY COUNTY – The next in a series of drug-takeback events is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Oct. 26.

    Intended to keep outdated or otherwise unneeded medications out of the wrong hands and water supplies, the local collections will occur at the Tell City Fire Department at 12th and Mozart streets and the clinic at Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

  • Special Olympics to host bowling meet Saturday

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County will host its first county bowling tourney at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tell City Bowling Center.

    Twenty-eight bowlers ranging in age from 13 to 62 will compete. County tourneys around the state are being held through Oct. 20 as qualifiers for area events.

  • Parks board plans for future

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Council approved $243 more than last year for the county parks and recreation department’s budget, but the department will have $825 less to spend for its projects.

    That’s because of an increase in health insurance and a state-mandated increase in retirement funding, county Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday.

  • Southern Indiana Power line workers return to jobs

    TELL CITY – Line workers employed by Southern Indiana Power returned to their jobs Friday after the union representing them and the company reached an agreement on a new contract.

    Joe Bailey, assistant business agent for Local 1393 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Chris Goffinet, attorney for Southern Indiana Power, confirmed the agreement Friday.

    Bailey said the agreement followed “positive changes” in the company’s offer. Employees were back on the job at 7 a.m.

  • Officials approve contract for monitoring slide area

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved an insurance change and construction ground-monitoring contract and learned about a needed appointment at a regular meeting Oct. 7.

    VSP vision-insurance company of Frisco, Texas is implementing “a slight increase for next year and 2015; this is a two-year renewal,” County Auditor Connie Berger told them. County employees pay for their own coverage, she added, and two-year renewals have been standard in recent years.

  • County’s 2013 tax-cap credits top $2 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The glass-half-empty view: Units of local government in Perry County lost just over $2 million in tax revenues for 2013 due to circuit breakers.

    The glass-half-full view: Those who pay property taxes in the county saved that much.

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  • Tell City ISTEP scores set records

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City elementary and high-school students set records on their 2013 Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus exams, logging scores that were at or near the best in school history and among the highest in southwest Indiana.

    Overall results at Tell City High School were the best ever, Principal Brad Ramsey said, with William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble reporting scores that trailed only last year’s record results.

  • Fire destroys Capers restaurant

    TELL CITY – A building that towered over Tell City’s downtown for more than a century was destroyed early Monday by a fire that left little more than its walls standing.

    Capers restaurant, located at Main and Mozart streets, was destroyed by the blaze, which as dawn broke, was still being fought by firefighters from several departments. No one was injured but the three-story building, constructed in 1894 by the city’s Odd Fellows lodge and for many years a mens clothing store, was gutted.

  • Jarboe recognized for 10 years of service for K of C Insurance

    PERRY COUNTY – Tim Jarboe, a field agent for the Knights of Columbus Insurance – Clint Spaulding Agency, was recognized for his 10 years of service to the agency recently.

    His territory covers those southern Indiana councils including Tell City, Corydon, St. Meinrad, Santa Claus, Ferdinand and the newly established council in St. Anthony.