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  • Cattlemen’s Association, Purdue Extension to host fall beef meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Cattlemen’s Association and Purdue Extension in Perry County are partnering to offer a beef-health workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 18  at Perry Central School.

    Dr. Greg Hoagland and a representative of Zoetis Animal Health will speak on beef castration and vaccines.

    A light supper of steak sandwiches will be available for $5.

    RSVP by Monday, Sept. 15 to the Purdue Extension office in Perry County at 547-7084.

    The county’s extension agents thank Zoetis Animal Health for sponsoring the meeting.

  • 10-digit dialing delayed indefinitely

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has indefinitely extended the seven-digit dialing period for phone service customers in the 812 area code, according to reports at Inside Indiana Business and other media agencies.

    The commission’s announcement came last month after communications companies serving medical and law-enforcement agencies said they weren’t ready for the change. It was to have occurred Saturday.

  • 4 promoted within city fire department

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department roster is again at full strength after the city’s board of public works and safety voted Sept. 2 to promote four reserve firemen from reserve to full status.

    Chief Greg Linne recommended that Brandon Berger, Lucas Sprinkle, Jason Fenwick and Justin Floridia, all reserves, move to the regular roster.

    The move fills recent vacancies and brings the department to its full 24-person roster.

  • Democrats: Government needs to reverse course

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report.

    TELL CITY – A long-time state senator and a man who hopes to assume a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives visited the News Aug. 21 and talked about issues that concern them.

    With Sen. Richard Young and Perry County resident Chris Coyle was John Zody, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. Issues they discussed included partisan politics, state budgets, infrastructure, local-government services and education.

  • Monument unveiled for former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb

    By JANUARY WETZEL
    Seymour Tribune

    JENNINGS COUNTY – A hint of a smile and just enough confidence in the eyes.

    Those are the features sculptor Greg Harris of Tell City said he tried to capture in a monument he recently created to honor Edgar D. Whitcomb, Indiana’s 43rd governor.

    On Saturday, Whitcomb, 96, his wife, Evelyn, family members, friends and many others gathered in his small hometown of Hayden to unveil and dedicate the monument, located next to his childhood home.

  • 10-year sentence handed down in molesting case

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of child molesting.

    Douglas Fuchs of 3 High St. was jailed in December on two counts of child molesting. His case was scheduled for trial last month but he signed a plea agreement calling for a five-year sentence and a consecutive five years on a previous molesting conviction which he served prison for but was still serving probation.

  • Utility truck overturns; no one seriously injured

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TROY – A day after the electric-utility truck he was in overturned onto its side, Pudder Linne described himself as “very sore but very lucky.”

  • Can-Clay reneges on tax promises

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – Can-Clay Corp. has failed to live up to its promise to repay back property taxes it owes under an agreement reached with the county earlier this year. It also failed to pay the spring installment of taxes due in May.

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    NADIA is a 1½-year-old black and white female cat who came to the Perry County Animal Shelter  soon after giving birth.

    She is currently in foster care, however if you would like to meet her or her two kittens who are still awaiting adoption, call the shelter to arrange for a meet and greet.

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