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  • Shrine circus tickets on sale

    TELL CITY - The Hadi Shrine Circus tickets are now on sale. Cost of the exchange general admission ticket is $12. The 76th annual circus will be held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29, at Roberts Stadium in Evansville.

    There will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Reserve or general admission tickets can be purchased at American General Finance, 443 Main St., Tell City, phone 547-3471 or from any Shriner.

  • Dec. 7 meeting to discuss CSO control plan

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Common Council will meet at a different date and time in December to allow for a public meeting on the city's long-term control plan for combined sewers.

    The city's board of public works and safety will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 with the city council convening its meeting at 6. The public long-term control plan meeting begins at 7 p.m. City officials encourage community members to attend.

  • Police allege man pulled handgun on kids

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton dentist remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Wednesday morning under a $10,000 bail after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

    Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker, 55, at 8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

  • Groups collecting unwanted medication

    TELL CITY - Several groups will sponsor a Medicine clean-out Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department. County residents are invited to clean their medicine cabinets of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.  

    Volunteers will also collect full needle boxes and dispose of them at no cost. Studies show that many old medications are disposed of in toilets and sinks, contributing to water contamination. Medicine cabinets filled with old medicines can also lead to thefts by people who abuse medications, especially pain-killers.

  • Tell City secures funding for riverwalk

    TELL CITY - The influx of grant money to Tell City continues, with the city receiving word over the past week that a request for funding for a long-planned riverwalk has been approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    "The good news keeps on flowing, this time for our riverwalk project," Mayor Barbara Ewing told members of the city works board Nov. 2.

  • Chestnut named chief deputy

    CANNELTON - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn has promoted Lee Chestnut to the position of chief deputy in the sheriff's department.

    He succeeds the late Deputy Kenny Blinzinger in the position and as chief deputy assists the sheriff with scheduling of deputies and training certifications.

  • Smooth sailing at first mass H1N1 clinic

    TELL CITY - The first mass immunization clinic for the H1N1 influenza virus was a smooth operation Sunday as about 400 people received the vaccine in what was the first large-scale event for the county health department.

    About 220 people in line when doors to Ivy Tech Community College opened at 1 p.m. received their vaccine the first hour with others arriving during the afternoon.

  • Cannelton parade plans set for Nov. 27

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Christmas Parade will be Friday, Nov. 27. Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Auxiliary 142 and Sons of the American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

  • TC Christmas parade set for 4 p.m. Nov. 29

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Tell City Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Sunday, Nov. 29.

    Lineup begins at 3 p.m.  in the Tell City High School parking lot with the parade beginning at 4 p.m.

    The route will travel west on Tell Street and then turn south on Main Street and continue to Washington Street. To aid judges, all entries should be identified with a sign identifying the sponsoring organization.

  • Tennis team on Fox 7 quiz show

    EVANSVILLE - The Tell City tennis team will compete against the Mater Dei journalism team Friday during a morning quiz show on Fox 7 News.

    The first round will be broadcasted around 6:40 a.m. with the second round occurring later in the show. Members of the team are Nathan Ramsey, Patrick Hagedorn, Trent Wheatley, Greg Hollinden, Mike Richmer, Chris Kohnert, Jacob Miller and Anajan Kashyab. Only four members of the team will be allowed to compete while the others watch and offer their support in the audience.