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Today's News

  • Troy leaf pickup planned for three days a week starting Nov. 4

    TROY – Leaf pickup in Troy will begin Nov. 4. Leaves will be picked up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    If needed, collection will continue into December and there will be public notices.

    For more information, call Town Hall at 547-7501.

  • Trick-or-treat hours set for Oct. 31

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official hours for trick-or-treating.

    Ghouls and goblins will be allowed to go door-to-door Oct. 31.

    Hours in Tell City will be 5 to 8 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in Cannelton. Troy’s official haunting hours will be 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Drug takeback set for Saturday

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

    Intended to keep outdated or otherwise unneeded medications out of the wrong hands and water supplies, the local collections will occur at the Tell City Fire Department at 12th and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.

  • Rainbow Lake now open to the public

    DERBY – The Hoosier National Forest announced this week that Rainbow Lake in Perry County is open to the public. This deep lake in a former quarry just north of Indiana 70 west of Derby was previously operated under a special-use permit. The permit was not renewed and the lake is now part of the publicly accessible sites.

  • Forest sites reopen after federal funds restored

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service is immediately beginning the process of reopening recreational facilities. Some Hoosier National Forest campgrounds are reopening following the recent lapse in federal funding.

    In the Celina Lake Recreation Area of the Tell City Ranger District, both the South Slope and North Face camping loops opened Friday, District Ranger Chris Zimmer said.

    Fees are being charged, $10 per day for sites with electric and $5 for nonelectric sites, but the sites are open. Senior pass holders can stay in the sites for a reduced rate.

  • Recreation surveys underway

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will conduct a voluntary recreation-visitor survey during the coming year.
    The nationwide survey is designed to determine how many people visit the forest and what recreational activities visitors participate in while they are there.

    Forest Service employees may be seen talking with visitors as they leave the Hoosier National Forest’s developed recreation areas, in the wilderness area, or in general forest-area roads and trailheads.

  • Survivors of suicide group forming

    TELL CITY – Albert Sturgeon knows suicide has impacted many Perry County families and often leaves the loved ones of those who have taken their lives searching for answers.

    Sturgeon will facilitate a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tell City First United Methodist Church.

    “Anyone who has been touched by suicide is welcome to attend. Many of us know someone who has taken their own life and are struggling with their emotions or have lots of questions,” he said.

  • Officials open bids for courthouse renovations

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission opened and took under advisement Oct. 16 bids for work planned at the county courthouse.

    As the News reported in several stories, the latest of which was published Sept. 9, the redevelopment commission voted to have up to $374,000 worth of interior remodeling work done on flooring, wallpaper and other features of the courthouse – opened in 1994 – that are showing signs of wear.

  • Hubert welcomed to hospital board of trustees

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – New Perry County Memorial Hospital trustee Rebecca Hubert was sworn in to office during an Oct. 2 meeting that saw a returning board member accept his oath of office for a new term.

    Hubert, who is employed at Perry Central Community School, will serve the remainder of the term held by the late Donald Etienne. He passed away in March. Hubert’s appointment took effect Oct. 2 and she will serve through Sept. 30, 2016.

    Grant Taylor was sworn in to another four-year term.

  • Officials discuss BB guns

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department has been receiving reports that people are shooting others with toy weapons, Police Chief Lee Hall said Oct. 14.