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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.)

  • Perry Central school board reorganizes for year

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Community School Corp. Board of Trustees reorganized July 11 during their regular meeting.

    Larry James will remain president of the board with Earla Williams serving as vice president. Kevin Etienne was selected as secretary and assistant secretary will be Tim Edwards.

    Board members also voted to keep the regular monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month, with the executive board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. and the regular session at 7:30 p.m.

  • Movies at Sunset series continues

    TELL CITY – The weather may be blistering hot but once the sun goes down, things will cook in Sunset Park Thursday for the third installment of a free film series.

    Movies at Sunset, sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association, is taking place each Thursday in July in the park. Licensing rules prevent the association from publicly announcing the name of the film through the media but the group’s president, Cheri Taylor, said the flick stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith “dressed in a certain color to protect the Earth from aliens.”