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  • Pork project gives culinary students up-close look

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    BRANCHVILLE – Culinary arts students at Branchville Correctional Facility learned the ins (quite literally) and outs of pork preparation last week during a demonstrations at the medium-security prison.

    R.J. Howard, owner of Bub’s BBQ in DeMotte gave the presentation. A dressed but intact, hog was processed during the class. Howard showed the offenders which pieces composed  well-known cuts of pork and how to get through the bones of each one. 

  • Courthouse closed Thursday afternoon

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Courthouse will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, for an in-service training program sponsored by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and other law-enforcement agencies.

  • Wintry week; Part II
  • Amos to seek third term in District 1

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – County Commissioner William E. “Bill” Amos will seek election to a third term on the board. Amos filed his Democratic candidacy for the District 1 seat Jan. 19 at the Courthouse.

    First elected in 2008, the commissioner decided to seek office then after 11 years on the Solid Waste Management District Advisory Council. Amos said he was confronted with several public issues while on that board and hoped to make a difference on a larger scale for the community.

  • 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.

  • Snow day adventure
  • 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.”