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  • Man charged with March home invasion

    TELL CITY – A drop of blood has helped to solve a March burglary in Tell City.  That’s the word this morning from the Tell City Police Department, whose officers say the suspect, Kevin D. Linn, 35, faces charges of burglary, theft and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.

    On March 4, police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a resident said someone had gained entry to her property overnight. Police said the suspect had entered the home through a broken window and took items.

  • Hydrant flushings set

    Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants this week

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 24. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

     

    Hydrant flushing to begin Monday in Cannelton

     

  • 10-year sentence handed down in child-porn case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man charged in March with more than 50 counts of possessing child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – A week from today, Monday, May 30, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 29-30.

  • Access to sewers needed in county’s north

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Efforts to develop the northern part of Perry County along Interstate 64 got a nudge forward after county commissioners voted to fund two engineering studies. The base of the analysis will focus on creation of a localized wastewater-treatment plant that would hopefully spur new industry along Interstate 64/Indiana 37 and I-64/Indiana 145 corridors.

  • Enduring freedom

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In honor of local patriotic lineage, a group of like-minded citizens hope to memorialize those who fought to protect freedoms. A parade of former servicemembers lined the grounds where a veterans memorial park is planned in Cannelton. In the shadows of the Old Courthouse Museum, a ceremony announcing the monument and an official groundbreaking took place Thursday.

  • TC student in trouble over alleged threat

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student faces a charge of intimidation after allegedly making a threat against the school corporation. Police beefed up their presence at schools last week but said the threat was not specific and was not aimed at a particular person.

  • Schanks plan to add benches to trail at Eagles Bluff

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The family of the late Mike Schank plans to install two benches along the quarter-mile hiking trail named for him at Eagles Bluff Park.

    Diana Schank, Mike’s daughter, presented a plan devised by her and her brother, Tim, to the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors Wednesday.

  • Sewer test falls short, makes up ground

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Operations within Tell City’s various service departments are largely status quo, with a few hiccups along the way and some other changes to come.

    In the 31 years since Tell City’s wastewater treatment plant started toxicity testing of its system, the utility had never failed a test. The most recent round of testing almost changed that.

  • Purdue student painter ready for color-filled summer

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue student Marvin Walls has been doing some canvassing.

    Not for a political candidate but for himself and his burgeoning business.

    Walls belongs to CalRob Venture Group, a national company that deals in painting, both residential and commercial. The idea is to not only prepare students for managerial life after college, but to pay them during their time working with the company.