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  • Commissioners reorganize for 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bill Amos will serve as president in county-commissioner meetings this year and Jody Fortwendel will fulfill the vice-president’s role after a reorganization Jan. 3.

    The commissioners also opted to continue meeting in the county courthouse at 6 p.m. the first Monday and 8 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The only holiday conflict this year will be Labor Day, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said, so that Monday meeting will be bumped from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5.

  • Cannelton 175-year group seeks public input

    CANNELTON – With the arrival of 2012, the Cannelton Foundation is moving ahead with plans for the city’s 175th anniversary celebration in October.

    The foundation will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the city council chambers to discuss plans and activities for the celebration. The festivities are scheduled to start the week of Oct. 8 and will conclude Oct. 14.

    Meeting organizer Brandi Hess said the meeting is open to the public, as well as Cannelton Foundation members.

  • Hunting for a successful new year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    For generations, hunters have marked New Year’s by leading dogs into Perry County’s fields and woods.

    On a recent sunny Saturday, brothers Gage and Jase Otto joined their father, Ryan, and the father-and-son team of Kevin and Jordon Beck for an afternoon of rabbit hunting. Otto’s trio of beagles, HV, Jenna and Stevi, did most of the work, scouting acres of tall warm-season grasses and rows of harvested corn and seemingly having as much fun as their human hunting partners.

  • Cannelton police chief’s badge pinned on Hall

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Lee Hall, who served as second-in-command to former Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson, is the new head of the city’s police force.

    Mayor Mary Snyder announced Hall as her choice for police chief after she and other city officials were sworn in Jan. 1.

    Hall worked as a reserve officer in 2005 before attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2007 and was appointed a patrolman, first in a part-time capacity and then, in 2008, full time.

  • Council members object to new animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Objections to a new animal-control ordinance came out at a county council meeting Jan. 3.

  • Commissioners seek names for appointments

    TELL CITY – County commissioners need to make appointments to a zoning-appeals board, the Tell City Plan Commission and a new animal welfare, control and education board, and will accept letters of interest until their Feb. 15 meeting.

  • Walking into the new year

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  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.   

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Council gives $3,500 back to parks board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously in a regular meeting Tuesday to retain for 2012 their officers and the same meeting schedule they’ve been following, then split in a vote on an additional appropriation for the county parks department.

  • New year brings new, returning elected officials

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