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  • Enrollment slightly higher than reported

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Superintendent Ron Etienne reported a correction to the total enrollment he reported in September, saying at a school-board meeting Oct. 13 the student population rose by five this year over last.

    "That's a banner year for us," he said.   

    Based on reports from each of the school systems, the News reported Sept. 28 the student population for all of Perry County had risen only one-and-a-half students from last year.

  • Big rig loaded with turkeys overturns near St. Marks

    ST. MARKS - A tractor-trailer loaded with more than 800 live turkeys overturned Tuesday  night on Aloe Road west of St. Marks.

    Several of the birds, en route to a slaughterhouse at Washington, Ind., were thrown from the rig, but most of the turkeys remained secure in their wire cages.  

    The mess took several hours to clean and as County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Shadwick was preparing to leave the scene after the stretch of roadway had been closed, two large wreckers were en route from Vincennes.

  • Tell City band proud of semistate show

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen were "pretty excited" after their performance at semistate competition Saturday, according to assistant band director Natasha Edmondson. "They were pumped up."

    The feeling that they'd put on the best show they could was retained by older members of the band, she said, even after they learned they would not advance to the state level.

    "Some were OK with it because they knew they had a good show," she said. "Others were let down."

  • Kettle keeper recruits ringers

    TELL CITY - Randy Roccia is recruiting ringers.

    "I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances this year," the  kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army said in an e-mail message to The News.

    The organization's kettle drive will begin the morning of Nov. 13 and run through Dec. 26.

  • Eagle sighting
  • More census jobs available

    TELL CITY -  Louie Heitkemper, co-chair of the Tell City 2010 Census Complete County Committee, received the word this week that census-related jobs are still available.

    Positions offer good pay, flexible 40-hour schedules and mileage reimbursement for field-related positions.

    For more information, call (866) 861-2010.

     

  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.

  • Girl Scout Road won't get recovery home

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners declined to act Wednesday on a rezoning request that would have led to a substance-abuse recovery home being opened near the Girl Scout camp outside Cannelton.

  • Pay raises not certain in TC 2010 budget

    TELL CITY - A 2010 budget Mayor Barbara Ewing called one of the most challenging in her memory will mean no immediate pay raises for city workers in 2010. However, employees could receive 25-cent hourly increases later in the year, once the city's budget and tax rate receive final approval by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

  • Chief wants to send officer to school

    CANNELTON - Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson wants to assign a resource officer to the city's schools and sell a surplus vehicle through an auction company.

    "I'm looking closely at having a school resource officer," he said at an Oct. 12 meeting of the city's common council. The schools would like one, but can't afford it, he added, saying "a true resource officer is full time."