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  • Talk with a lawyer for free Jan. 8

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk to a lawyer telephone hotline will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    The program allows the general public to ask legal questions and receive legal advice and guidance at no cost. Anyone can use the hotline, as long as the questions relate to Indiana law.

    To access the hotline, call (888) 594-3449.  The number is only accessible during the time the clinic is open.

  • Tell City recycling schedule for 2015
  • Officials approve pacts to renew firefighting services

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety approved three firefighting pacts, reinstated a reserve police officer and discussed dog problems at a regular meeting Dec. 8.

    Under one of the agreements, Troy Township will pay $8,000 plus part of the insurance cost and county-option income tax – the same as last year – for firefighting services the city provides, Mayor Mary Snyder said.

  • Family loses home to New Year’s Day fire

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    ORIOLE – A New Year’s Day fire destroyed a northern Perry County family’s home. Firefighters were called to Nic and Jessica Etienne’s home at 15598 Unicorn Road just shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.

  • Cannelton schools benefit from Can-Clay tax payments

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In November and December, the Cannelton City Schools Corp. was to receive more state funding than in previous months, school-board members heard at a regular meeting Nov. 20.

  • Oaths of office
  • Coroner: No foul play in October jail death

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A just-released autopsy report states the death in October of a woman in the Perry County Jail was accidental and was triggered by a seizure.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister told the News Friday the report states Whitney Nicole Turner, 34, died from “pulmonary edema and congestion due to a clinical seizure due to acute alcohol withdrawal and detoxification.”

    Baumeister said the manner of death was due to natural causes and said there was no foul play involved.

  • Cail decides against mayoral bid

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Councilman Chris Cail may run for mayor someday, but it won’t be this year.

    The Ward 1 incumbent announced Friday he will seek re-election to his council seat in 2015. The filing period for municipal races begins Wednesday.

    Cail, 31, said he gave serious consideration to running for the city’s top job after Mayor Barbara Ewing announced late last year she would not seek re-election to a third term

  • A Silvesternacht Welcome to 2015
  • Guided hike Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The next Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hike is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3, at Two Lakes Trail E.

    The trail is 8 miles long and is located 2 miles south of St. Croix on Indiana 37.

    Meet at Celina entrance.

    There are no fees to take part in hikes although there may be a fee to enter some areas.