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  • Child abuse awareness month kicks off Tuesday at courthouse

    TELL CITY – Communities across the state will gather together simultaneously Tuesday for prevention ceremonies in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event marks the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana and will again include the use of pinwheels.

  • A musical milestone

    Lucille McFall celebrated her 85th birthday Feb. 18. Her granddaughter, Sara Foster and her great-grandson, Billy Foster, came from Lancaster, Ohio to visit with her before he was to leave to play in the U.S. Army Band.

    Billy entertained the residents by playing his saxophone, dedicating “Happy Birthday” to Lucille.

  • County-wide drug take-back set for April 26

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The next in what has become a regular series of drug take-back events has been scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon April 26, Ken Smith said.

    The executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District made the announcement during a regular meeting of the district’s board of directors March 27.

    He said the no-questions-asked collection will occur again at the Tell City fire station and the family-practice clinic along Indiana 37 at Leopold.

  • PCDC chief gives council rundown on its services

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People often ask him how many jobs are created and how much money is brought in through efforts of the Perry County Development Corp., County Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. said March 27.

  • Dancing in the rain

    Carlotta Pate takes shelter from heavy rain Thursday in front of the News’ Main Street office. Pate was headed to a hair appointment when the skies opened. “It was only sprinkling when I left. Should have known as soon as I’d leave it would come down again,” she said.

    Rainfall amounts varied across the area but 4, 5 and even 6 inches were reported over a two-day period. Runoff from already-saturated soils sent ditches and streams out of their banks. Portions of Indiana 62, 66 and 545 were closed as well as several county roads and Interstate 64.

  • Winners of teen writing contest announced

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Winners of an annual teen writing contest were announced during Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Perry County Library Board of Trustees. This year’s theme was “Poetry Madness” and the contest was sponsored by Friends of the Library and organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Group.

  • Council to act on annexation this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider an ordinance this evening that would approve the annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

    The council listened to nearly two hours of public comments March 3, many of them opposed to the city’s annexation plans. A special meeting held Friday afternoon saw adoption of a revised fiscal plan that reflects an agreement with Southern Indiana Power on how the annexation area will be served with electric power.

  • Excise officers place cork in amateur distillery

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tipped off by a Facebook post showing a Tell City man’s home-distilling system, Indiana State Excise Police officers searched a home on 12th Street Thursday, seizing equipment and supplies they said were used to illegally manufacture and distribute liquor.

    Excise officers began their investigation in February, when they received a tip about a Facebook post that appeared to show distilling equipment.

  • Lincoln Living Historical Farm opens for season

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Living Historical Farm at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will resume operations Tuesday, April 15.

    From April 15 through Memorial Day weekend, the farm will be staffed Tuesdays through Sundays. The hours of operation for the Memorial Visitor Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City.

  • Designing with dad

    Early Head Start Lincoln Hills Development Corp. participant Delilah Smith and her father, Kester Smith, spend time crafting during Dad’s Day. Early Head Start families meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education, and family activities.