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  • County awarded $3,800 in emergency food, shelter funding

    TELL CITY – Perry County has been chosen to receive $3,800 to supplement emergency-food and shelter programs in the county.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., The Salvation Army, The Jewish Federations of North America and United Way Worldwide.

  • Oil tanks erupt in flames near Evanston after lightning strike

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    EVANSTON – The night skies near the town of Evanston were lit by storms that caused a raging oil fire that followed a lightning strike on a series of oil tanks Friday. The explosion and blaze consumed the site on County Road 1100 N. about a mile east of State Road 245.

  • Troy Council member won’t face charges

    TELL CITY – The state will not pursue misdemeanor battery charges against Troy Councilman Adam Hoffman.

    The 34-year-old councilman was arrested in April after an alleged altercation with an adult male family member. 

    Last month, the prosecutor’s office filed a motion with the court to dismiss the charges. 

    Having the issue closed is a ‘big relief,” Hoffman said.

    Yet, he hopes there isn’t a lasting stigma on the way the public perceives him.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Drama group could lose specialty license plate if sales don’t increase

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association’s specialty Indiana license plate is currently on the probationary list with the state of Indiana. 

    Presently, there are just over 200 registered plates and, to have the state rescind the probationary status, sales must top the 500 mark by Dec. 31 or the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will no longer offer the plate in 2018.

  • Saintly Spirit

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Sister Mary Emma Jochum has worn her share of hats and habits over the years ... teacher, principal, faith-formation director and even diocesan head of religious education. She and her fellow Sisters of St. Benedict no longer wear the black religious habits that marked their order for hundreds of years. That’s OK. It’s not the wardrobe that has made Sister Mary Emma a saintly spirit over her 77 years. (Her birthday is this week.) It’s her kind spirit.

  • Add another virus threat posed by ticks

    INDIANAPOLIS – State health officials announced this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two cases of Heartland virus infection in Indiana over the last two years. Both patients were residents of southern Indiana and survived their infections.

  • Farm to Table Dinner tickets on sale Tuesday

    Plans are set for the Aug. 26 Farm To Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee.

    The meal of locally sourced foods will be served in the 700 Block of Ninth Street in Tell City. Serving time is 6 p.m. and tickets are $30 each.

    After the dinner, a public concert will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in City Hall Park. Performers include Carl Sommer, Eryn Sommer, Luke Hilgenhold, Jeremy Luecke, Trent Hoesli and Leo Gronquist.

  • Man accused of pointing gun at police officer

    TELL CITY – A family disturbance landed a Tell City man behind bars on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened a victim and police with a deadly weapon. David R.L. Fisher, 36, was arrested July 2 and charged with pointing a firearm at a person and battery on a public safety official, each Level 5 felonies; and intimidation and resisting law enforcement, both Level 6 felonies.

  • City lions roaring again

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Tell City’s Venetian Lions are again in top shape, thanks to the skills of local sculptor and stone mason Greg Harris and more than $5,000 raised in local contributions.

    Harris worked on the lions over the course of several weeks, stripping off several coats of white paint to expose the original concrete. Cracks were repaired and small sections of concrete that had sloughed off over the decades were replaced.

  • Guns, cash recovered from July 4 break-in

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man in the July 4 burglary of a residence and the theft of firearms, jewelry and cash.