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  • Officials accept settlement for faulty courthouse carpet

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A settlement for faulty carpet installed during courthouse renovations was increased from $26,201.60 to $38,000, attorney Chris Goffinet explained during an Oct. 15 meeting of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission. Commission members discussed, during an Aug. 29 meeting, spots described as the size of a pencil eraser in the floor covering. They resulted from a manufacturing flaw, commission members learned.

  • Tell City man doesn’t get far in stolen car

    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.

  • Elementary school earns governor’s award

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be honored next month with a Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities award for efforts at making its special-needs students feel welcome and helping non-special-needs classmates understand some of the challenges others face.

    The council’s Community Spirit Award will be presented Dec. 8 and will recognize the work of the school in raising awareness of issues related to students with disabilities.

  • 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.