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  • Observance will mark law-enforcement contributions

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Can you imagine going to work each day and wondering if you’ll survive your shift and see your family that night?”

    That question is posed in a handout Sheriff Lee Chestnut provided to the county commissioners at a meeting Monday. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will be observed Friday, he announced, and he expressed hope this community will join in.

  • Department heads reappointed as city leaders ring in 2015

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing will retain the current leadership roster of city departments and utilities for 2015 as she concludes her final year in office. Ewing announced the annual appointments during Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety. It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Hollinden to run for TC mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – City Councilman Tony Hollinden filed his candidacy Wednesday for Tell City’s mayor. He touted his years of experience on the council, as well as past service on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board and decades of community service and civic involvement. If elected, he will succeed Barbara Ewing in office in 2016. Ewing announced last year she would not run for a third term.

  • Troy fires labeled suspicious

    By VINCE LUECKE and STUART CASSIDY
    Perry County News

    TROY – Firefighters from several Perry County departments fought flames and freezing temperatures early Wednesday as two fires a block apart in Troy destroyed a landmark building and a vacant home. Other structures were damaged by the intense heat.

    Both fires have been labeled as suspicious in nature, meaning they may have been deliberately set.

  • Troy hit by two fires

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TROY – Firefighters from several Perry County departments battled flames and freezing temperatures early Wednesday as two fires a block apart in Troy destroyed a landmark building and a vacant home. Other structures were damaged by the intense heat.

    It was unclear Wednesday morning if the fires were related or what caused them.

  • Tell City man arrested after domestic dispute

    PERRY COUNTY – A domestic disturbance that involved shots fired ended with a Tell City man going to jail Sunday afternoon, state police said.

    Around 3:20 p.m., the Tell City Police Department dispatch center received an emergency call from 8520 Aster Road. The caller informed dispatchers that Christopher Ray Salter, 35, Tell City, had fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of a female and two males.

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  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations.

    Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers are invited – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease.

  • Benefit for Gary Burden set for Saturday, Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Gary Burden will hold a benefit auction and dinner later this month. Burden, 65, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the lungs and liver. The community is invited to attend the benefit and show their support for Gary in his fight against cancer.

    The benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the auction house at 331 Main Street in Tell City.

    There will be a silent auction with many items available to bid on.

  • Community readers and wagging tails

    Each month, Perry Central Elementary School hosts people from the community to visit and read to students in preschool through sixth grade. This month, Dixie Dickerson read the book, “Claude, the Dog” to Sarah Schwartz’s kindergarten students. The book tells the tale of the true meaning of Christmas through a basset hound who does not have a family.

    Shown with the students is a basset hound named Odie, who was adopted from the Perry County Animal Shelter.