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  • Commissioners approve animal control ordinance

    TELL CITY – During their meeting Dec. 28, Perry County Commissioners finally approved the 29-page animal control ordinance for the county.

    The only changes that had been made to the ordinance from the commissioner’s last meeting Dec. 5 was a word change under the heading for kennel, cattery and breeders’ permits.

    “It was one little word,” said county auditor Connie Berger in a phone call to The News Friday. “They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may.”

  • A look at some of the year’s headlines

    Merger unites Cannelton, Tell City libraries

    It had been discussed a few times between both boards, but it wouldn’t be until last year that board members of the Cannelton Public Library and the Tell City-Perry County Library went ahead with plans to merge both libraries under one district.

  • Marsh promoted to chief deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Daymion Marsh, a Perry County sheriff’s deputy for the past four years, has been named chief deputy. Sheriff Lee Chestnut made the announcement last week.

  • Noble’s expands produce section

    TELL CITY – Noble’s IGA recently expanded its produce section and now offers a larger variety of items.

  • Weekend food backpacks serve kids at risk of hunger

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Louann Oberhausen, chairwoman of a weekend backpack program serving local students.
    PERRY COUNTY – A recent news article reported that nearly one in four children lives in poverty. Even mild undernutrition experienced by young children may lead to reductions in physical growth and affect brain development.
    A local Weekend Food Back Pack Program helps fill the gaps for children who rely on free lunches during the school week.

  • Shubael Little Pioneer Village hosts candlelight tour

    Supporters of the Shubael Little Pioneer Village gathered Dec. 17 for a candlelight tour of the village. Traditional refreshments were served in each of the cabins as an Old-time Santa and strolling carolers regaled visitors.

    The event serves as a thank-you to members of the Friends of the Village group. To join the group, or to learn more about how it helps support the mission of the village, write to 7590 E. State Road 66, Cannelton or call Chuck Poehlein at 719-1401.

  • Police plan beefed-up New Year’s enforcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana law enforcement agencies are working to keep motorists safe this holiday season as police step up impaired driving patrols on Hoosier roadways this week.
    Members of Indiana’s 35 DUI Task Forces will conduct high-visibility enforcement activities such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints across the state through New Year’s Day.

  • 2011: A look at some of the year’s headlines - First of a two-part series

    School board fires superintendent in Cannelton: One of the year’s top issues – the suspension and firing of Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman – was initiated in November and concluded three days before Christmas.

  • Car flips near Millstone

    Four occupants of a car that overturned Wednesday night on Indiana 66 near Millstone escaped serious injury, police said. The names of the driver and occupants weren’t available Friday but the driver apparently lost control while traveling south. The car left the east side of the road and overturned, crumpling its top. Two people were briefly trapped inside. Perry County Emergency Medical Services transported two people. No other details were available.

  • Officer of the year

    Shawn Perryman, right, was honored Dec. 7 as reserve patrolman of the year. Patrolman Roger Smith, commander of the city’s reserve force, said Perryman is active in activities such as sporting events that reserves provide security for, as well as community events such as Schweizer Fest.