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  • Humane Society plans test to reduce stray-cat population

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is planning a pilot program in a small section of Tell City to catch, neuter or spay and release stray cats, the group’s president said.

    “The area affected borders roughly between Tell Street and the dog park and 16th to 12th Street,” Jim Carter explained. “The society will notify all of the residents who will be affected when the details have been worked out.”

  • Commissioners approve economic-development action, lease

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners provided their final approval of an expansion of a county economic-development area at a regular meeting May 20.

  • Opening the Door to a Cleaner City

    Street-department employees, aided by workers in other departments and summer staff, helped rid the city of junk that filled more than 20 dumpsters last week.

    The community’s annual cleanup Monday through Thursday was judged a success.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said he’ll present a recap of how much junk the cleanup netted, as well as the cost, at a future meeting of the board of public works and safety.

    (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Driver who led police on chase behind bars

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    HAWESVILLE – An Evansville man police said held a woman against her will was behind bars Friday, two days after he allegedly led officers on a wild chase over the Ohio River and along the backroads of Hancock County.

    Daniel Hobbs, 23, faces charges of kidnapping, criminal confinement, possession of a controlled substance, resisting law enforcement, possession of stolen property and criminal recklessness.

    He was being held Friday on a $27,805 bond.

  • Summit addresses efforts to prepare grads for jobs

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Everyone’s leaving Perry County, going for other jobs because there’s nothing here.”

    That’s a claim Audra Gehlhausen said she has heard. It’s not true, the Indiana University Southeast environmental-science student said. “There are things here if you really look and you can be creative with your skills … you can almost create your own job here if you wanted to.”

  • UPDATE: Driver of stolen car turns himself in

    UPDATE, 9 a.m. Friday, June 6: Daniel Hobbs  turned himself in to authorities in Evansville Thursday and was transported to Tell City that night. He is currently lodged in the Perry County Jail.  Amber Caton  is still at large. Authorities said she may have stolen a vehicle Thursday in Hancock County.

    Original report, posted Thursday:

  • Turning phone books to funds

    Every year PSC holds a recycling program for area schools to collect old phone directories to collect money. This year PSC donated $4,398.50 among area schools. Perry Central Elementary collected 1,401 PSC phone directories, earning $700.50. Michelle, customer care representative, presents a check to Family Outreach Coordinator Jackie Colucci standing with third-grader Ashton Schraner, one of the top collectors.

  • Beating the streets for Bria

    TELL CITY - The Beating the Streets for Bria team participated in the Evansville Heart Walk May 10. Formed in memory of Bria Glen Newton, the daughter of Brandy and Brad Newton of Tell City, the team raised $1,636.

    "I want to keep her memory alive and do to the best of my ability to help others with heart disease and defects, to raise money for more research and help others facing infant loss," said Brandy Newton.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation fosters quality health care, now and for future generations

    An ancient Chinese proverb states, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.”

    By soliciting funds to promote the improvement of the facilities and services of Perry County Memorial Hospital, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. helps to ensure the hospital will continue to provide quality patient care for generations to come.  

  • County has state’s newest jail; set to say goodbye to oldest

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – In a short presentation Friday that culminated in a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility, many who helped in its creation were lauded as the recently finished Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center was dedicated.

    “I and a lot of other people can’t actually believe this is here,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said as he greeted the dozens of people in attendance. “It’s been so long and now it’s a realization.”