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  • Rollover crash on I-64 injures Charlestown man

    PERRY COUNTY – A single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 in Perry County sent a Charlestown man to the hospital.

    At 9 a.m., 40-year-old Richard Limback of Charlestown was attempting to turn his 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer onto the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 64 from State Road 37.  As Limback attempted to apply the brakes, he realized the semi had brake failure, and began taking the on-ramp too fast. 

  • Nominations open for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1971, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Delayed entry: Tell City Pool opens for summer
  • School’s out, but lunch is served

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The summer-feeding program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School is in full swing, offering nutritious and satisfying meals to Perry County kids who might otherwise have to go without. Cafeteria workers from Tell City-Troy Township schools as well as volunteers from the community are attending to a steady and growing crowd of hungry students, especially those involved in extracurricular activities during the summer months.

  • ‘Birthday in a Box’ planned for foster children

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A group of dedicated volunteers are striving to give children in compromised living situations the happiness of a birthday celebration. In Perry County and across the state, many children are being removed from their homes due to unsafe living conditions, incarceration of parents and other issues. During this time of confusion, concerned citizens fear these children may not receive the attention they deserve.

  • Memorial Day Tributes
  • Driver killed in one-car wreck

    SANTA CLAUS – A Grandview man was killed Friday after a single-vehicle crash. Kenneth Mullen, 64, was found unresponsive after a passing-by motorist reported coming upon an unidentified wreck on County Road 1200 N., near the intersection with C.R. 350 E.

    It is believed that the crash may have taken place a couple of hours before it was called in.

    Santa Claus Police reportedly were the first to arrive at the scene and found Mullen trapped inside the overturned vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt. Speed may have played a factor in the accident.

  • Marching toward the future
  • Salute to fallen heroes leads to cannon mishap

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – An annual tradition of local military rite was met with a painful reminder that caution must always be used. During Memorial Day observances Monday, Cannelton American Legion Adjutant Dan Hayden, who also serves as a details commander, injured his arm after a ceremonial cannon he was operating accidentally fired.

  • Farmers market kicks off season Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s twice-weekly farmers’ markets swing into gear this Saturday, with the first market date planned at the Tell City Depot.