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  • Property in default, Can-Clay to undergo enviro review

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Efforts by the county commissioners to help keep the century-old Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. in operation is in full swing. The board announced Monday that it would employ the Indianapolis-based August Mack group to perform a phase 1 environmental site assessment of the property.

  • Tell City may limit pet numbers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

  • Local guitarist eyes next move

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    MAGNET – For the live delivery of his music, Jacob Lawalin takes the course of action many lone guitarists do. He records his riffs on the fly with what is called a loop station.

  • Country star look-alike causes stir at Evansville’s Ford Center

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Having been a fan of Brantley Gilbert’s music even when he was only a song writer for the big shots, and hadn’t yet met fame, Ryan Zuelly couldn’t have imagined how his resemblance to the country star, would be such a story to tell.

    In a video posted to Facebook, Zuelly can be seen walking into Evansville’s Ford Center Feb. 23, minutes before a concert headlined by Gilbert was to begin.

  • Applicants sought for Citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for a new citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply. The News reported on plans for the academy in late February.

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  • Perry County’s solid waste bills due March 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2017 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are due Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, making a total of $52 for each property.

    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property.

    Bills will be mailed to the mobile home owner on approximately March 20 and will be due May 17.

  • 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.