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  • Drug charges filed against three people

    TELL CITY – Three people were arrested on drug charges in the past two weeks after separate investigations.

    Donald R. James, 54, of 904 Lauer Lane, Tell City, was arrested Feb. 11 on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

    Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said officers received information and secured a search warrant for the home. Officers allegedly found several bags of methamphetamine, a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Historical Society to explore Fischer Chair Co.

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  • TCHS vice principal earns Lilly fellowship

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Lilly Endowment fellowship awarded to Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s assistant principal will allow him to take part in the nation’s second-oldest Ironman triathlon while adding to the health-and-fitness offerings available to students here at home.

    Chris Hollinden is one of 120 Indiana teachers, principals, guidance counselors and librarians to be awarded Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.

  • Don’t spit at llamas; they’ll spit back!

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  • Council appoints rep to animal control board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Kristy Sodrel will represent Cannelton on a county animal welfare, control and education board being formed to meet a requirement in a similarly named ordinance.

  • Council imposes half-percent income tax

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We’ve cussed and discussed this for three years,” County Councilman Alan Cassidy said at a regular meeting Thursday. That body adopted a resolution to use a half-percent income-tax increase to fund construction of a new county jail.

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  • Cannelton school board receives testing update

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – During a meeting of the Cannelton School Board Feb. 16 that lasted about 15 minutes, interim assistant principal for the junior-senior high school Dan Freed said the first round of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress will begin March 5 and will include three days of general testing with makeup days to follow. The second round will resume in late April.

  • Perry County’s spring election ballot set

    PERRY COUNTY – Feb. 10 was the deadline for candidates to file for Indiana’s May 8 primary.

  • Indiana’s first national park celebrates 50 years

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana’s first national park, is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2012.

    “Fifty years ago, the site for Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial was set aside to preserve and protect the legacy of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana, capping a long tradition of commemoration and remembrance within the local community,” said historian and special events coordinator Emily Thompson.