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  • Tell City’s new police dog, Piko, is on patrol

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Tell City’s new police canine is on patrol, ready to serve and protect and, when called upon, to take a bite out of crime.

    Piko (pronounced Pee-Ko) is a 16-month-old German shepherd born in Slovakia. He and Patrolman Jason Shadwick graduated Nov. 17 from Top Dogs K9 School in Evansville. Shadwick called the six weeks of training one of the most challenging experiences of his career.

  • Rain postponesCannelton parade until Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Pending rain forced the postponement, for the first time in many years, of Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade Friday.

    The event will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will be one of three local parades this weekend.

    Parade entries in Cannelton will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.

  • Family’s passion fuels Flash’s Suzuki

    TROY -– When the owners of Flash’s Suzuki, Mark and Angie Kleeman, selected the site for their storefront near the Perry-Spencer county line in Troy three decades ago, they positioned themselves perfectly for the customer base they serve. Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River and even closer to the thousands of wooded acres that compose the landscape, it was the perfect setting for the business’ marine and all-terrain vehicle theme.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke repeats as martial arts world champion

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke is a two-time world champion! The Perry County man took elite first place in a weapons division and second place in forms during the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

    “This is the second year in a row I was able to attend this competition, turning in the same results,” Duke said. “It’s a proud feeling to represent Tell City.”

  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night. 

  • Parks board to seek estimates for Magnet restrooms

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department plans to seek estimates soon for work to complete its restroom building at its Magnet park.

    Phase one, which was installing the underground tanks and the building’s foundation, as been completed. But the contractor who erected the restroom buildings at the county’s Derby and Rome parks several years ago said completion of the Magnet building will probably cost about $6,000 more than each of those did, Parks Board President Brad Franzman reported Wednesday.

  • City won’t ease up on fight against eyesores

    TELL CITY – The arrival of late fall and last weekend’s hard freeze have curtailed problems with tall grass and weeds in the city, Tell City Building and Zoning Administrator Bill Alvey told the board of public works and safety last week, but the job of tackling eyesore properties will continue through the winter months.

    Complaints related to tall grass and weeds, both of which are common in warmer months, have subsided to zero thus far in November. At the same time, however, Alvey said his office has received more complaints of junk and trash.

  • Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Informational meeting coming in January

    TELL CITY – Business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts will be able to apply for financial assistance under a new program offered through a downtown group.

  • A Sky on Fire

    Lots of Perry Countians’ attention turned to the sky Wednesday evening as a fabulous sunset cast the sky in hues of yellow and orange. Tammy Ford of near Mount Pleasant captured a range of colors in the sky and its stunning reflection in a nearby pond. Facebook posts of sunset photos were common.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.