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Today's News

  • Saturday breakfast to draw legislators

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast Saturday  starting at 8 a.m.  The breakfast will be held at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold plan to attend. They will present a summary of the session  thus far and will open the floor to questions.

    Doughnuts and coffee will be served. The public is invited to attend this event and are encouraged to stop by and speak with Indiana legislators about issues of concern.

  • Tell City Schools earn College Success grant

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has rewarded local schools’ efforts to help students plan and prepare for education beyond high school. Three Indiana schools earned $1,000 College Success Grants for their college-readiness activities during Learn More Indiana’s fall 2013 College GO! Week campaign.

    Winning schools were Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Creekside Elementary School in the Franklin Community Schools District and Bon Air Middle School  in the Kokomo Central Schools District.

  • Peter was ‘instrumental’ in developing county’s parks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Dan Peter “is a great person, he’s very community-minded (and) has been very instrumental in developing our parks system,” Adam Tempel told the county commissioners at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Their meeting was in a cafeteria at Perry Central Community School, one of several alternatives to the room in the county courthouse where they normally meet chosen because that building is undergoing renovations.

  • Timber industry tour includes inside look at Branchville Facility

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s 44th annual timber industry tour and banquet March 4. This year’s tour includes an opportunity to visit Branchville Correctional Facility and tour their woodworking and forestry programs.

  • Child well-being in Perry County: Turning data into dollars

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s child poverty rate is below the state’s rate, according to the “Kids County in Indiana Data Book,” yet statistics also show that the rate of free and reduced-price lunch usage, along with the use of food stamps, has increased over the past four years.

  • Library’s bookmobile on the road again after warranty repairs

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library Board gathered for a regular meeting Feb. 5 at the Tell City Branch, despite a snow day for area schools and a few board members absent due to road conditions.

    Bookmobile Director Brandi Sanders noted that, after being out of service for several weeks, the bookmobile had been repaired and had returned to its regular schedule of site visits. She said that the $7,000 worth of work had been covered under the vehicle’s warranty.

  • Commissioners conduct meeting at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Seniors at Perry Central Community School got a brief look at county government Tuesday when the county’s commissioners conducted a meeting in their building.

  • Police ask for public’s help in finding suspect who slashed tires

    PERRY COUNTY – Police officers in two communities are looking for information that will lead them to the person or people who slashed tires in several locations Friday night or early Saturday.

    Officers said tires were slashed over the weekend in the parking lot of the Alpine Bar and scattered other locations in Tell City. There were also tires slashed in Cannelton.

    Anyone with information can call Perry County Central Dispatch at 547-7068 or a police tip line at 547-9563. Callers can leave information anonymously on the recorded line 24 hours a day.

  • Prosecutor files for second term

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo filed paperwork last week officially seeking a second term in office. The Republican is thus far unopposed in his run for another four-year term.

    “Part of my campaign platform four years ago was the pledge to be tough on crime but fair in the way justice is administered and to restore public confidence and integrity to the office of the Perry County prosecutor,” Acchiardo said.

  • City hopes to buy tanker-pumper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A group of firefighters from Tell City is expected to venture northward today to check out and – if all goes well – purchase a new tanker-pumper firetruck that will round out the city fire department’s fleet.