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  • High water closes portions of Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – A flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Tell City. The river reached its 38-foot flood stage Friday and is expected to fall slowly.

    As of Friday afternoon, two stretches of Indiana 66 were closed by high water, from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to the junction of Indiana 70 at Derby and from Derby to Rocky Point.

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.

  • Tell City conservation officer spots thief

    CLARK COUNTY – A Louisville, Ky., man was jailed last week after a Tell City conservation officer nearly caught him red-handed stealing copper from a state-forest museum.

  • Marengo woman arrested for alleged thefts from restaurant she managed

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – A Marengo woman was behind bars last week after allegedly stealing from her employer.

    Trooper Philip Lubbers initiated a criminal investigation Nov. 4 after Ralph Norman, owner of Ralph’s Place in Eckerty, complained that Dusty D. Burnham, 34, of Marengo had stolen cash and made unauthorized check-card purchases while employed as a manager at the restaurant.

  • Commissioners award cleaning contracts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Nov. 16 to accept a bid from Glenn’s Cleaning Service of Tell City to provide janitorial services at the county courthouse and courthouse annex next year.

  • Early Years Store serves more than new mothers

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A program whose good works reach back nearly four decades has expanded its services to help families caring for infants and young children.

    Catholic Charities in Tell City opened its Early Years Store several months ago, but JoAnn Smith, who oversees the project, said many in the community still don’t know about everything the store offers to mothers and others.

  • A Warm Meal on a Chilly Evening

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Though not bitter by early-December standards, Thursday evening was chilly enough, with a steady breeze offering a reminder that winter has arrived, not yet by calendar, perhaps, but at least in spirit.

    Inside Fellowship Hall at Tell City’s Evangelical United Church of Christ, the temperature was far warmer, fueled as much by good cheer as the congregation’s furnaces.

  • Leopold parade rescheduled for Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Leopold’s annual parade, postponed by rain from last weekend, will be held Sunday. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and bands will gather at the former James Store.

  • Bell-ringers make big impact

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Coins and bills that disappear into red kettles each holiday season spend a little time in the dark interiors, but add up to deliver light into many lives.

    More than 90 percent of the funds collected through The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaigns in Perry County benefit people living here, according to Joan Hess.

  • Leopold Christmas parade postponed until Dec. 11

    LEOPOLD – Due to rain forecast for Sunday, Leopold’s Christmas parade has been postponed until 1 p.m. Dec. 11. The parade was scheduled for Sunday but Debbie Kelly said the decision was made Friday morning to reschedule the event.