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  • 4-H’ers tour new detention center

    The Leopold Gang 4-H Club met at the new Perry County Detention Center May 27 and Sheriff Lee Chestnut gave club members and parents a tour. Chestnut was generous with his time, club leaders said, allowing members to see practically every inch of the new jail. He answered all of the members’ questions and even unlocked doors for some members who accidentally became “locked up” in cells.

  • E-cigarette seminar outlines potential dangers to public health

    Staff Write

    CHRISNEY – Community leaders and concerned residents gathered at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney June 5 for an educational seminar on the potential public-health risk posed by electronic cigarettes.

    Known widely as e-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices heat and vaporize flavored mixtures for inhalation.

  • Program could reward veterans with discounts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A company providing software services for the county recorder’s office offers a reward program “to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country,” according to its website.

    “This program allows veterans in your community to sign up to receive an Honor Rewards card and use this ID card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.”

  • Help for teens and adults who stutter is as close as the library

    PERRY COUNTY – For the 3 million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges that confront them as they start their work day.

    Help is available for adults and teenagers who stutter in the form of a video titled “If You Stutter: Advice for Adults,” available at most public libraries, including the Cannelton Public Library.

  • County council backs road action

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting May 22 a salary-ordinance change, ratified a letter of support for a federal-aid project and transferred money into the county’s rainy-day fund.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise requested the ordinance change. She said she’d originally planned to pay three people on the county’s canvassing board $50 per election.

  • Fallen trooper whose body was found near Magnet in 1972 memorialized

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police held a memorial ceremony Monday for one of its fallen officers with Tell City ties.

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented a flag to Roy Childs of Frankfort, in memory of his father, David Thomas Childs, a Kentucky State Police water patrol officer who perished along with Trooper James McNeely April 8, 1972.

  • Winning the fight

    Luminarias carrying the names of men, women and children who have battled cancer glow as Saturday’s dusk turns into night at Perry Central Community School. Perry County’s annual Relay For Life drew hundreds of people to the school and its track to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Names of cancer survivors and those who have passed away were recited and walkers were asked at the service’s conclusion to continue their work on behalf of parents, siblings, children, other relatives and friends.

  • Highway chief resigns; ops manager steps into position

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners selected a new highway superintendent in a regular meeting Tuesday after Highway Superintendent Ed Feix decided to retire.

    Commissioner Tom Hauser said the retirement was effective May 28 and that Feix made the decision due to health reasons.

  • Cannelton trash collection delayed

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said Tuesday morning that trash pickup in that city is delayed one day due to paving at a Kentucky landfill where refuse is taken.

    Trash normally collected Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, she said, and Wednesday's route will be run Thursday.

  • Nominations sought for Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a member of the community has been honored at each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City. The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen: