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  • New corrections program will have strong ties to community

    TELL CITY - State lawmakers want every county in Indiana to implement a community-corrections program, Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet told county commissioners in their regular meeting Nov. 19.

    One way such programs have been described is "one step above probation, one step below prison," she explained. "It's stricter supervision for the county's criminals."

  • Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday

    TELL CITY - Sunday afternoon's steady rainfall caused the postponement of Tell City's annual Christmas parade and organizers have rescheduled the event for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Also rescheduled are visits with Santa Claus, caroling and other Christmas in the Park activities at City Hall Park.

    Lineup for Sunday's parade begins at 4:30 in the Tell City High School student parking lot. For more information on activities in the park Sunday, call Kaye Kleeman at 547-5875 or City Hall at 547-5511. For more information on the parade, call Brian Melton at 547-3441 or 547-6043.

  • Board seeks $2.2 million in revenue bonds

    Other funds sought, approved for infrastructure upgrades

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors adopted a resolution at a regular meeting Nov. 14 they hope will lead to the issuance of $2.2 million in revenue bonds that will help finance upgrades to bridges and track to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.

    "This is not county-backed in any way," county attorney Chris Goffinet explained. "It doesn't impact the county's debt limit."

  • Literature meets art

    Last week Tell City High School English students designed T-shirt logos from the English epic poem, "Beowulf." The poem, which was written between 600 and 700 AD, is one of the earliest forms of British literature, said Tell City High School English teacher Don Hitz. In the work, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three enemies. The first, Grendel, attacks a mead hall and its inhabitants. After defeating Grendel, Beowulf then fights Grendel's mother and after becoming king, he fights a dragon which mortally wounds him and dies.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during Cannelton's annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus waves to the crowd Friday night on Washington Street. A large crowd attended the annual event hosted by Cannelton American Legion Post 142, the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. Tell City's parade and Christmas in the Park activities were scheduled for Sunday, but were postponed to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 due to rain. Leopold's Christmas parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. See "Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday" for more information on those parades.

  • O'Bannon Legacy

    Three-year-old Kadie O'Bannon, top photo, decorates her father, Jon with a remnant from a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted moments earlier to mark completion of the Frank O'Bannon Highway north of St. Croix. The granddaughter, wife and son of the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, state and local officials and contractors for the Wednesday-morning event. Rain forced participants indoors from the Indiana 37-Interstate 64 intersection to the nearby Phil Etienne's Timber Harvest-Bear Hollow Woodcrafters showroom.

  • Hunter injured Friday

    GERMAN RIDGE - An Evansville man hunting near the German Ridge Recreation Area was injured Friday morning after falling from a tree stand.

    Mark Farmer, a public-information officer for Indiana conservation officers, said Stanford E. Schultz, 52, apparently lost his balance and fell approximately 12 feet, landing upon a log on the ground. His brother, who was hunting nearby, heard his cry for help and alerted authorities of the accident.

  • LHDC hosting author's visit Dec. 7

    TELL CITY - A woman with three decades' experience in helping companies and people mobilize their skills and develop their talents will share her wisdom with employees of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. next week. She'll also sign copies of her books.

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial items available this weekend

    Steins, coins, flags, coasters available Friday through Sunday at museum

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City will be open special hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Tell City Sesquicentennial merchandise will be available for purchase by the public. Items will include Tell City flags, commemorative coins, beer steins and coaster sets.

  • Opening day of deer season keeps hunters, conservation officers moving

    ORIOLE - The opening day of the 2007 gun season for deer had the expansive forested north of Perry County abuzz with activity Saturday. That was fine for Robert Brewington, Perry County's newest conservation officer. He spent the day visiting with hunters, checking licenses and keeping a lookout for violations. He gave out far more more warnings than citations, most for failing to place temporary tags on deer.

    Like most of the hunters he encountered, the young officer enjoyed the day.