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  • Police investigating morning home invasion in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers are investigating Tuesday morning’s report of a home invasion. Police were notified just before 9 a.m. after a resident on Sixth Street dialed 911 to report that two people broke into her apartment.

    The woman, who is disabled, said the man and woman were dressed in sweatshirts with hoods over their heads. She said their faces were partially hidden by clothing or a mask. She said both were young and described the woman as very thin.

  • Kleaving vying for second term in District 3

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – First term commissioner Randy Kleaving has announced his election bid to retain the District 3 seat. He is running on the Democratic ticket.

    Residing at 3796 Ashland Rd., Tell City, where he and wife Dawn raised their two sons, Blake and Adam, Kleaving is a lifelong farmer.

  • Judge to rule for Tell City in annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviewed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

    Weikert announced his plans during an 11 a.m. hearing Monday in Perry Circuit Court. He said he plans to issue a formal ruling in the case on March 7.

  • County could be home to ‘Bison-tennial’ art display

    PERRY COUNTY – What better way to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday than with a public art project? And what better subject than the majestic bison?

    The Indiana Association of United Ways announced this week it will facilitate a “Bison-tennial Public Art Project” in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.  This officially endorsed legacy project aims to celebrate Indiana’s rich and diverse history and unique features.

    One of the fiberglass displays could be coming to Perry County.

  • Judge said he plans to rule for Tell City in annexation case

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviwed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

     

  • Plans developed for former armory remodel

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts by county leaders to transform the former Tell City National Guard armory, located on Tell St., into a home for several county-led offices got a nudge forward Wednesday from the redevelopment commission. Remodeling plans for the 40-plus year-old building were unveiled by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand.

  • Two arrested in Troy meth lab

    TROY – A tip to the Tell City Police Dispatch Center Thursday led authorities to a meth lab that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects.

    Joshua W. Robbins, 26, and Gordon Poehlein, 45, both of Tell City were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, Level 5 felonies; possession of precursors, and maintaining a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies. Robbins also faces Level 6 Felony charges of dumping controlled substance waste and obstruction of justice. 

  • Preparing for the Unspeakable

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An armed man running through the county courthouse shouting the names of people he wanted to kill fired more than 30 rounds in a 10-minute rampage Thursday. Minutes later, he was lying dead, felled by a flurry of bullets that sent shell casings ricocheting off the rotunda’s terrazzo floor.

  • Cannelton Schools reach IRS deal

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At its first regular meeting of 2016, the Cannelton City School Board officially recognized the Internal Revenue Service’s acceptance of its compromise in back taxes it owes.

  • Financial crunch prompts council spending freeze

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The year may be young, but the Perry County Council is already preparing for the worst, financially. Early estimates from tax-cap circuit breakers are showing the county’s general fund could see a shortfall of $53,000, based on the current budget. The county is also showing a predicted deficiency of  another $1,800 in their health insurance account, as well.