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  • Food pantry Sunday at First United Methodist

    TELL CITY - Sunday, July 6, Tell City First United Methodist Church will host a food pantry Sunday.

    This will be an opportunity to make an offering during communion and also donate boxed or canned items to support Jasper's Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food pantries need help all year long and the congregation will support Jasper's Food Pantry every month.

  • State website reveals county's meth-lab addresses

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana State Police announced Tuesday the unveiling of a new link on their website that lists properties previously identified as the locations of methamphetamine labs.

    For Perry County, the site lists 103 labs reported since 2007. Among them are locations in the 700 blocks of Tell City's 16th and 19th streets, Cannelton's Hargis Hafele Park, cemeteries, recreational areas and highway intersections.

  • Relay For Life raises more than $30,000 to fight cancer

    As of Monday, teams had turned in more than $30,000 but some groups had yet to report their totals. The county’s Relay For Life organization had set a $43,500 goal and while event chairwoman Gail Edwards predicted the final number would fall short of the goal, she said teams worked hard and “have a lot to be proud of.”

  • 4-H’ers tour new detention center

    The Leopold Gang 4-H Club met at the new Perry County Detention Center May 27 and Sheriff Lee Chestnut gave club members and parents a tour. Chestnut was generous with his time, club leaders said, allowing members to see practically every inch of the new jail. He answered all of the members’ questions and even unlocked doors for some members who accidentally became “locked up” in cells.

  • E-cigarette seminar outlines potential dangers to public health

    Staff Write

    CHRISNEY – Community leaders and concerned residents gathered at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney June 5 for an educational seminar on the potential public-health risk posed by electronic cigarettes.

    Known widely as e-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices heat and vaporize flavored mixtures for inhalation.

  • Program could reward veterans with discounts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A company providing software services for the county recorder’s office offers a reward program “to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country,” according to its website.

    “This program allows veterans in your community to sign up to receive an Honor Rewards card and use this ID card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.”

  • Help for teens and adults who stutter is as close as the library

    PERRY COUNTY – For the 3 million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges that confront them as they start their work day.

    Help is available for adults and teenagers who stutter in the form of a video titled “If You Stutter: Advice for Adults,” available at most public libraries, including the Cannelton Public Library.

  • County council backs road action

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting May 22 a salary-ordinance change, ratified a letter of support for a federal-aid project and transferred money into the county’s rainy-day fund.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise requested the ordinance change. She said she’d originally planned to pay three people on the county’s canvassing board $50 per election.

  • Fallen trooper whose body was found near Magnet in 1972 memorialized

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police held a memorial ceremony Monday for one of its fallen officers with Tell City ties.

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented a flag to Roy Childs of Frankfort, in memory of his father, David Thomas Childs, a Kentucky State Police water patrol officer who perished along with Trooper James McNeely April 8, 1972.

  • Winning the fight

    Luminarias carrying the names of men, women and children who have battled cancer glow as Saturday’s dusk turns into night at Perry Central Community School. Perry County’s annual Relay For Life drew hundreds of people to the school and its track to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Names of cancer survivors and those who have passed away were recited and walkers were asked at the service’s conclusion to continue their work on behalf of parents, siblings, children, other relatives and friends.