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21 Arrested In Southern Indiana Drug Investigation Round-Up

TELL CITY (06/21/21) — Tell City Police say 21 people have been arrested in a roundup of suspects in multiple drug-related investigations targeting the distribution of meth and other controlled-substances. The arrests come as part of a five-year-long initiative to curb the spread of drugs into the Perry County area, resulting in 130-thousand dollars in federal grant money which aided in some 150 drug-related investigations.
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Adventures with Nature Event This Weekend

Tell City, Indiana - Hoosier National Forest and partners Purdue Extension – Perry County, and Perry and Spencer County SWCDs are once again holding the family-focused event, Adventures with Nature, Saturday, June 26, from 9 am to 1 pm at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area in Perry County. U.S. Forest Service mascot, Woodsy Owl, will be the focus, as participants experience activities that will help them “lend a hand, and care for the land”.
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Drug roundup leads to 21 arrested in Tell City

TELL CITY, Ind. (WFIE) - A series of narcotics investigations has landed 21 people in jail in Tell City. According to the Tell City Police Department, the investigations targeted offenses related to the distribution of methamphetamine and controlled substances. Officials say in 2016, the Tell City Police Department, with the...
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The bids are in for Tobinsport roads

PERRY COUNTY – A Community Crossings grant will be used to improve roads around Tobinsport area in southern Perry County. The county was awarded $1 million on April 29 of this year by the Indiana Department of Transportation to help fund transportation infrastructure projects. Construction bids have come in for...
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In Formation: Commodores return to gridiron

LEOPOLD — Perry Central has a bevy of unknowns heading into this campaign. The positive is the Commodores should have ample time to work through the intricacies. Wednesday they hit the football field in pads and helmets for the Day 1 of 2021. It beats last year — at this...
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Givens comes to Perry County with career of experience

It seems like throughout the years, I have written about 480 of these type of introductory columns, so one would think I would have it down to a science by now. Or perhaps, I would just learn to recycle from those previous 479. In truth, it has been nowhere near...
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Scintillating spring: Tickel’s three distinct developments

Let’s start with a few flashes that didn’t make this cut. The criteria for this list came down to events that I saw in person. I missed sophomore Kelby Glenn clearing 12 feet in the pole vault, then there was freshman Sawyer Guillaume topping 13-8 at the regional championship. He ultimately missed the cut for state — I broke that down.

Kramer Family McDonald’s celebrates patriarch Tom Kramer

For nearly 45 years, the Kramer family has served Perry County and surrounding communities as McDonald’s Owner/Operators. The original Tell City McDonald’s restaurant opened its doors in December 1976, and at the helm of those original Golden Arches on the hill stood Tom Kramer and his wife, Susan, with their 20-month-old son, Ryan, on her hip.
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Developing steps for industrial expansion

PERRY COUNTY – Bringing more industry into Perry County has a lot of future benefits but it’s important for businesses to have a place to land. Hoping to entice businesses into the area, Perry County Development Corporation is attempting to flatten a patch of land at Riverview Industrial Park, making solid ground to build in the county.
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Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Perry County, Indiana that the Perry County Solid Waste Management Board will hold a public meeting on the resolution establishing Solid Waste Management fees on June 24, 2021 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Perry County Courthouse at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Catalytic converter thefts rise in the Tri-State

PERRY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Law enforcement around the Tri-State have been trying to solve a string of thefts where people have stolen catalytic converters. Last week, Indiana State Troopers arrested seven people across the southern part of the state who they believe were connected to a ring of converter thieves.

Janet L. Young, 64, Leavenworth

Janet L. Young, 64, passed away Monday May 31, 2019 at Todd-Hickey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leavenworth, IN. Born in Perry County November 21, 1956 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Cora Cash Trumbo. She was a graduate of Tell City High School and was formerly...
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Where have all the workers gone?

National reports on staffing shortages are not exaggerated as Perry County businesses are feeling effects of the void left by former employees not returning to work. “Everyone is short across the board,” said Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wendi Rich. Perry County manufacturing, education, social services, financing, health...
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PUBLIC NOTICE: ARP committee seeks letters of interest

PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Commissioners (“Commissioners”) and Perry County Council (“Council”) are taking letters of interest from members of the Perry County public to serve on the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Committee (“Committee”). Up to three positions will be available. Log In. Already a...
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Presenting the Class of 2021

The Perry County Class of 2021 went out under almost normal conditions after last year’s Class of 2020 had the graduation ceremony canceled because of the pandemic. “The coronavirus did not stop us,” proclaimed Grace Gehlhausen in her salutatory speech to classmates at Tell City High School. Students from Cannelton and Perry Central mirrored the sentiment against COVID-19 as all attending wore masks and took seating precautions. Students, teachers and family all gathered at their respective schools to ceremoniously honor graduates with diplomas and speeches. Praise for students enduring the special condition brought on by the pandemic resonated in many faculty speeches, along with pride in students’ accomplishments under difficult circumstances. School leadership also highlighted the bright futures of the class with coming technological achievements, and assured students what they learned would help them in their next endeavors.
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Perry Co. deputies looking for catalytic converter thieves

PERRY CO., Ind. (WFIE) -The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an influx of catalytic converter thefts over the course of the last few weeks. The say the most recent happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 145 and State Road 37. Anyone with information or who may...
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First round of American Rescue Plan funds received

The first half of the much-anticipated funds from the American Rescue Plan has landed in the ARP Coronavirus Local Recovery Fund created by the county council earlier this month. County Clerk/Treasurer Pam Goffinet announced the acquisition of the funds at the council meeting Thursday, May 27. The first tranche amounted...
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Family’s fallen hero is found

A Perry County family recently discovered their grandfather, a World War II hero who had died in the war. “A 63-year-old mystery came to an end for me [recently],” said local resident Ronnie “Popeye” Bumm. Bumm had gone his entire life not knowing who was his grandfather. He and many...
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Veterans Affairs officer prepared to offer help to those with PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common mental health distress illness that affects war veterans and other people who’ve experienced stressful situations. “PTSD is something that a lot of people have, not just military,” said Kevin Herp, new Veterans Services of Perry County officer, appointed August 2020 after Wayne Hubert’s departure. “It’s common. Cops, fire fighters, people in car accidents; people who’ve seen all the crazy stuff in the world we live in can have it,” he explained.