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  • Volunteers sought for April 22 Great Day of Service

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service on April 22 falls on Earth Day, and Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will mark the day by honoring creation – and lending a hand to their bothers and sisters.

  • Police: Impaired driver hits man on Main Street

    By Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday night when he was struck by an alleged impaired driver.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, dispatchers received a call shortly before 10 p.m. that a pedestrian had been struck in the 700 block of Main Street.

    Officers learned the driver, April R. Dixon, 33, of Hawesville, Ky., had been traveling south on Main Street when her minivan struck 63-year-old Curtis Johnson of Tell City.

  • Group wants to give voice to abused pets

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A group of animal rights activists say the community needs to do more to protect neglected pets.

    The event that inspired the meeting, among many previous examples of suspected animal abuse cited by citizens in attendance, was the case of a man selling puppies on the side of Indiana 66, between Tell City and Troy.

  • 82-year-old Mulzer Crushed Stone sold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An 82-year-old company founded by three Spencer County brothers that grew into one of the largest locally owned businesses – and among the largest privately held companies in its field – has been sold.

    Tell City-based Mulzer Crushed Stone has been purchased by Oldcastle Materials, the Perry County News learned Monday. The parent company, CRH, is based in Ireland but has operations in 31 countries. Oldcastle Materials, believing to the division that is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Local author pens book of stories

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A returning Perry Countian since the 1990s, Gary L. Baur recently penned a book filled with a lifetime of stories that have stuck with him much longer.

    “It’s all real stuff,” said Baur. The true stories span from childhood to young adulthood, when Baur left Perry County at 17 and served in the Navy, and even afterward when he was in the restaurant business. “It covers a pretty good span of time,” he added.

  • Corn mash to Monkey Shine

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Running the chip-seal roads north of Fulda, that’s where you can pick up a batch of white lightning.

    In the lore of American moonshine, the sun doesn’t glimmer over these stills in St. Meinrad. But unlike that tradition, Monkey Hollow’s new distillery isn’t hidden on its backwoods hillside. No, this shine is 100-percent legit, a hint to the modernization of Indiana’s more lenient alcohol laws.

  • Obrecht House faces uncertain future

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The fate of the historic Obrecht house is a crumbling proposition, both literally and figuratively. With ongoing renovations off the property seemingly halted for quite some time, Mayor Jim Adams said this week that city officials are planning to take final and lasting action to see the eyesore remedied.

  • Cliff Cemetery recognized for historic role

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Anyone familiar with Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton knows it is steeped in history. Many of the city’s founding figures are at rest there. Now, there’s a marker designating the cemetery’s cultural and historical significance to residents as well as visitors.

  • Police chief worried over board inaction

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Tensions between city officials in Cannelton and the police department reached a fever pitch Monday. A special session of the Cannelton Council that was supposed to address shortages in the department ended abruptly, but not before Police Chief Lee Hall aired numerous complaints aimed at the city’s board of public works.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone possibly sold

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone is reportedly in talks to be acquired by a top aggregates producer, Oldcastle Materials.
    An announcement of the sale of the Tell City-based company could come as early as today.

    The Perry County News has contacted both companies about a potential sale.