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  • Veterans Day 2011

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  • County buys rescue truck, renews support contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Nov. 7 a recommendation by Steve Hauser to purchase a rescue vehicle from Ruxer Ford financed by German American Bank.

    Ruxer, with offices in Evansville and Jasper submitted the low bid of $44,996 for a 2012 four-wheel-drive F450 Super Cab with a winch and extended bed, the county’s director of emergency management told them, and German American Bank offered the lowest interest rate, offering to finance the vehicle at 3 percent.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.  

  • A busy day at the polls

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  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY — The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus for publication Dec. 22.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycounty news.com. Letters must be received by Nov. 30.

  • Offices closed for Veterans Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. In Tell City, City Hall will be closed for the day. Trash pickup in Tell City today will include Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes.

    The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed. There will be no mail delivery Friday.

  • Art display continues at banks

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City Regional Arts Association-sponsored display of art made by offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility is at Old National Bank through Tuesday.

    Fifth Third Bank will then host the display for a week. German American Bank hosted artwork from the facility last week and early this week.

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Cannelton, Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing hydrants Monday, starting on First Street and moving into others of the city.

    Troy’s water utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18.

    Residents of both communities may notice discolored water and should be cautious when doing laundry during times crews are in their areas.

  • Man jailed after search nets drugs, suspected psychedelic mushrooms

    TELL CITY – A Kentucky man was jailed early Sunday after a traffic stop allegedly led police to unauthorized prescription medication and psychedelic mushrooms.

    Jacob D. Shively, 29, of 9660 E. State Road 144 E., Hawesville, Ky., faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

    Patrolman Derrick Lawalin responded to a call about a possible intoxicated driver. He made contact with Shively at the Circle S convenience store at Main and Payne streets.