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  • Tell City man driving stolen car captured quickly

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was behind bars Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a woman’s car from a convenience store and leading police on a brief pursuit.

    Ricky L. James, 31, faces preliminary charges of vehicle theft and resisting law enforcement, the Tell City Police Department said. He also faces a charge in Kentucky of possessing stolen property.

  • Rascal needs new family

    RASCAL is a 1½-year-old, very affectionate male tabby cat who was adopted from the shelter as a young kitten.

    His owners recently moved and can no longer keep him, so he is back at the shelter and on the hunt for a new family once again.

    Rascal is already neutered, declawed on all four paws and ready to go to his forever, indoor-only home.

  • Epple 90th celebration Sunday

    TELL CITY – A 90th birthday celebration and open house will be held for Herman Epple.

    The reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Oakwood Assisted Living in the dining room.

    All friends and family are invited to attend and help Herman celebrate.

    No gifts are requested.

  • Katterhenry 90th birthday party

    TELL CITY – The family of Glenn Katterhenry will host a 90th birthday celebration with a dessert reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Tell City United Methodist Church basement. The family requests no gifts.

  • Tell City police investigating incident at Pour Haus

    By VINCE LUECKE
    and STUART CASSIDY

    TELL CITY – A criminal investigation is underway into an alleged Nov. 1 battery at the Pour Haus.

    According to Tell City Police, officers were called to the restaurant and pub after a patron was allegedly injured in an alteration.

  • Soggy Veterans Day
  • Veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Swearing to serve and protect
  • Indiana health-insurance marketplace ready for window shopping

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The open enrollment period for Indiana’s federally run health-insurance marketplace will begin Saturday, Nov. 15, but those seeking health coverage can browse www.healthcare.gov to research available plans. Even those who currently have insurance may want to take time to see if better options are available this year.

  • Catholic Charities marks Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month and Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is again raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    A local-leader luncheon was held Nov. 5 at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. People who are often the first to encounter people dealing with unintended pregnancies were invited. Emily Baumann, an adoption specialist at St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities New Albany, was the presenter.