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  • Smooth start to new year for Tell City schools



    TELL CITY – With students returning back to class, “what an incredible start to the school year,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble hailed during an Aug. 11 session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. The toughest part of the return, she said, was dismissal.

    Noble said the theme of the opening week was transportation because “we’ve got to get the kids home safely.”

  • Season’s first human West Nile virus case reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus infection in Indiana has been reported in Huntington County, State health officials announced today. Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

    In addition, mosquitoes in 27 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015, including Perry and Crawford. However, West Nile virus may be circulating in all 92 Indiana counties and Hoosiers should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Plenty of activities, programs at the library


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – With the summer reading program wrapped up, the library is set to resume fall story times. Registration is now open. Several activities for adults are also scheduled.

    • Autumn story times will run Sept. 9 through Oct. 29, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Program days and times can be found on Page 6B of today’s edition.

  • Financing new ambulance will take creativity


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – It may require some unorthodox financial maneuvering, but  county commissioners hope they can find a way to buy a new ambulance. The board spent a large portion of their nearly hour-long session Monday discussing how to overcome a higher-than-expected bid for the emergency medical services vehicle.

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  • Aug. 31 meeting will explore co-op model for town’s general store

    Derby residents, others suffer when business closes its doors




    DERBY – A healthy community needs a community store to provide food, fuel and even a sense of togetherness. For many years, Derby General Store provided that for the small Ohio River community and those living nearby.

    It also served visitors as Derby became a popular destination.

  • Tell City man sentenced in child-pornography case




    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged in February with possessing child pornography has been sentenced to six years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty.

    Under terms of the agreement, William A. Jordan, 70, pleaded guilty to one count of child exploitation and two counts of possession of child pornography.

    He will serve three years for the exploitation charge, which is a Level 5 felony and 18 months each for the two possession offenses.

  • Rome boat ramp may acquire floating dock


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s Rome boat ramp may acquire a floating dock if liability issues can be resolved.

  • Culvert on Catholic Hill replaced


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – It has been a busy month for the Cannelton street department, though they received some help along the way.

  • Cannelton kids back in action for new school year