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  • Arrest made in pair of burglaries

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A police investigation led to the arrest Tuesday of a Tell City man for his role in a pair of burglaries.

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith said Steven Harrison, 38, of 806 Traphagen Court, faces two counts each of burglary and theft, as well as counts of carrying a handgun without a license, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia and criminal mischief.

    His wife, Sammi, also faces pending charges, including conspiracy to commit burglary, Smith said.

  • Principals discuss ISTEP scores

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board heard from the principals of both Tell City schools about the recent release of ISTEP scores.

    William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said the elementary students’ scores were “not quite as high (as last year), but still had some bright points. We’re still very proud of the test scores we have.”

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  • TC man jailed on child porn charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Friday on a charge of possessing child pornography after an investigation by Tell City police officers and the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

    Christopher K. Taylor, 27, of 624 16th St., Tell City was lodged in the Perry County Jail, said Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone. He and Chris Cecil, a member of the state police Crimes Against Children Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force picked up an investigation launched Wednesday by Patrolman Phillip Flamion and Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge.

  • Work continues toward animal-control ordinance (correction included)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A county animal-control ordinance continues to evolve as county commissioners and community members discuss what it should and should not include.

    One item removed from the proposed ordinance following a commissioners meeting Wednesday is a requirement that the county’s animal-control officer have a minimum of 40 hours of law-enforcement training.

  • Green Thumbs at Anderson Woods

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles about activities at Anderson Woods, a summer camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

    The fifth session of camp was the start of Anderson Woods’ weeks for adult campers. Last week there were campers from young- to middle-aged adults. As everyone arrived on Monday morning, the campers were reunited with old friends and also had the opportunity to begin many new friendships. Camp provides a social outlet for many of the adults who attend.

  • Crisis Connection hosts drive for back-to-school supplies for victims’ children

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc., the local nonprofit, volunteer-based, victim-assistance program that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence, is seeking donations for the children of abuse victims as they prepare to return to school.

  • Federal law enforcement officer involved in crash

    TELL CITY – A federal law-enforcement officer escaped injury Sunday when he lost control of his patrol vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 37 and Indiana 70.

    Donald Kidd, who is assigned to the Hoosier National Forest, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after complaining of chest pain. Kidd lost control of his vehicle and struck a gate at the Indiana Department of Transportation garage at the intersection and then traveled down an embankment.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident.

  • Alvey promoted to assistant superintendent at BCF

    TELL CITY – Branchville Correctional Facility and the Indiana Department of Correction have named Kathy Alvey as the new assistant superintendent of re-entry. She will oversee most aspects of offender re-entry, including recreation, classification, post-release housing, program placement and community services.

  • Patriotic display

    Branchville Correctional Facility offender Nicholas Sengthong adjusts a flag on an Independence Day display of the Avenue of Flags placed in front of the county courthouse. (Click photo to enlarge.)