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  • Councilman questions new police cars’ price tag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new police cars are stirring up dust even before being put into service.

    During a meeting Tuesday, Councilman Gerald Yackle questioned the cost of two cars approved earlier this year by the city’s board of public works and safety. The two Chevrolet Caprices cost about $25,000 each but it will take several more thousands of dollars to outfit the cars with emergency lights, radios and other equipment.

  • Sunday 9-11 ceremonies planned

    TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will conduct a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to John Splater, adjutant for the post.

    The observance will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Stacey Peak Memorial in Tell City’s Sunset Park.

    More information about the observance can be obtained by calling the Legion at 547-8201.

    A public commemoration is also planned for noon Sunday in St. Meinrad at American Legion Post 366.

  • Officials, Legion mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Tell City Common Council adopted a resolution Monday calling for a moment of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Perry County commissioners were expected to adopt an identical resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening, after this edition went to press, and Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Wednesday morning that city supports the effort, as well.

  • Tell City man sentenced in murder case

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday, a Tell City man was sentenced for murdering a child he was caring for in January.

    Michael D. Arnold was given a 45-year prison sentence under terms of a plea agreement he reached this year with the state. Arnold pleaded guilty this summer to causing the death of Gavin Sacks. The year-old infant was found inside an apartment at 632 16th St.

  • On a mowing mission

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  • Eldridge named News publisher

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has a new publisher.

    Dave Eldridge began work Aug. 29 and in addition to his duties as publisher of the twice-weekly newspaper, will oversee the Tell City printing plant and serve as a regional supervisor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mount Vernon Democrat. All three newspapers are owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Officials hear Deer Creek bridge suggestions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to build a new Deer Creek bridge at Rocky Point south of the existing structure, a standing-room-only audience in Cannelton’s City Hall learned Sept. 1.

    The meeting was already under way, the basement-level room was packed and people were still arriving at three minutes before the advertised 6 p.m. start time for a public hearing that would be interrupted by a power failure.

  • Work wrapping up
  • Social Security rep to visit TC

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents.

    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City. For more information, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

  • Ducks Unlimited event to include taxidermy display

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Party Sept. 10 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    This year’s event will start at noon and feature Dean Stallion, an award winning taxidermist from Boonville.

    Stallion will be on hand to score deer mounts taken in by the public at no charge. A selection of Stallion’s mounts will be on display for the public to view along with several privately owned mounts. Stallion has won titles from 10 states and awards from around the world.