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  • Special Santa Claus postmark available to customers today

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus post office will offer the 2011 special holiday postmark to the public starting today. The picture postmark will cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail throughout December again this year.

  • Cannelton connects to national alert system

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now connected with the national A Child is Missing Alert Program that can launch potentially thousands of calls when children or others are reported missing.

  • Tell City parade on tap for Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Postponed by rain last weekend, Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. Santa is returning for the event and the jolly old elf will be in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet with children under the gazebo.

    “We’re hoping Saturday is a better day,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said when announcing the postponement. Rain fell nearly all day Sunday, making not only the parade unfeasible, but a chili cook-off along Main Street.

  • On the Parade Route
  • Koch faces battery charge

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE – Prominent Spencer County businessman Philip J. Koch, 46, was arrested on a charge of domestic battery last week in Warrick County after sheriff’s deputies responded to an alleged altercation between him and a longtime girlfriend.

    Koch faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, although the responding deputy initially jailed him on several additional counts, including misdemeanor and felony confinement, felony strangulation and resisting law enforcement.

  • Council OKs purchase of animal-control vehicle

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Nov. 22 a $21,000 reduction in funding earmarked for an animal-control officer for this year to pay for an animal-control vehicle for the sheriff’s department.

  • UPDATE: Koch's attorney says he denies allegations

    UPDATE, Nov. 29: Koch’s attorney, John Wetherill of Rockport, offered a statement Tuesday morning. He said Koch denies the allegations of wrongdoing.

  • County to take on added insurance cost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to take on additional costs of county employees’ insurance to avoid increasing the workers’ expenses.

    The cost to employees has been hiked $75 over the last several years, Commissioner Bill Amos said.

  • Book shares message of hope amid loss

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local educator’s childhood experience of losing a parent provided inspiration for a new book she hopes will offer hope and encouragement for young people facing similar grief.
    Joyce Stath’s first children’s book, “Dear Daddy, When a Parent Dies,” was published this fall.

  • ‘Messiah’ coming to Tell City

    EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.