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  • Woman threatened at knifepoint during burglary

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Police continue to investigate a nighttime burglary on Main Street in Tell City in which a woman was threatened at knifepoint. She was able to escape while the man searched for cash.

    The male suspect was described by Tell City Police as around 5-foot, 8-inches tall and was wearing a thick blue winter jacket.  He allegedly entered a building on Main Street early Thursday, pushing open a back door and discovered the woman sleeping in her bed.

  • Woman threatened at knifepoint during burglary

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Police continue to investigate a nighttime burglary on Main Street in Tell City in which a woman was threatened at knifepoint. She was able to escape while the man searched for cash.

    The male suspect was described by Tell City Police as around 5-foot, 8-inches tall and was wearing a thick blue winter jacket.  He allegedly entered a building on Main Street early Thursday, pushing open a back door and discovered the woman sleeping in her bed.

  • County outside of avian flu danger zone

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Board of Animal Health was notified Jan. 15 that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County had tested positive for the highly pathogenic H7N8 strain of avian influenza. A less fatal form of avian flu was detected in several other farms near the community of Dubois.

  • Police: Thief drives off in SUV with its owner still hanging on

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man stubbornly tried to prevent his sport-utility vehicle from being stolen Thursday night, going as far as hanging to the running board while the alleged thief was behind the wheel. The SUV crashed, police said. The owner was not seriously hurt and the suspect went to jail.

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  • Ohio River bridge work to begin in February

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced plans this week for the first phase of repair work to the  Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky.

    Contractors will begin preliminary work on the bridge in early February. There will be no visible signs of work as it begins, INDOT said in a press release. Shortly after, however, lanes of traffic will be restricted as workers “perform maintenance retrofit and repair the locations of fatigue-prone details and address other needed high-priority repairs.”

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  • Parks board accepts bid for Magnet restrooms

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors accepted Kleeman Trucking & Excavating’s bid for completing a restroom building at the department’s Magnet park and boat ramp.

    Though four firms had expressed interest in bidding on the project, only two did so by the deadline. And Kleeman’s bid of $11,750 was the only one under the parks department’s $12,162.04 budget for phases two and three of the restroom project.

  • Meeting will share details of Tell City facade program

    TELL CITY – A community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, will share details of a new facade program that will offer cost-share funding to business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts .

  • Video surveillance coming to Tell City school buses

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With all the changes that have gone into the way schools ensure student welfare, about the only constant holdover from previous generations is the wheels on the bus still go round and round. And thanks to the addition of some new technology on Tell City School Corp. buses, such transits will be even safer for kids.