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  • Past year tough, but port close to goals

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Port-authority officials tried to be optimistic when they were planning last year’s budget, and came close to their projections despite a difficult economy, Stephen George reported at a meeting of the Perry County Port Authority directors Jan. 11.

    The manager of port facilities and governmental affairs said approximately 70 truckloads of magnesium oxide put the port-rail agency slightly over its projections for 2010 in that category.

  • TC man sentenced on molesting charge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with molesting a child was sentenced last Monday in Perry Circuit Court.

    Todd Zabel, 46, of 222 Seventh St., pleaded guilty under terms of a plea agreement to a Class C felony charge of child molesting. He was sentenced to six years with the Indiana Department of Correction, with four of those years suspended. Of the two years he will have to serve, Zabel will receive credit for the time he has served in the county jail.

  • Report: Tell City man shot himself with marshal’s gun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man killed during a standoff with U.S. marshals in Hawesville Oct. 22 shot himself after grabbing a marshal’s gun, according to a report released last week.

    Roger D. Pate, 36, was wanted on drug warrants issued in Perry County and had barricaded himself inside a home.

  • Starting Them Young
  • Investigation under way into infant’s death

    CANNELTON – State police detectives aided by the Perry County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death early Friday of an infant found inside an apartment in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall, officers were called at 2:31 a.m. to Golden Years Apartments after paramedics responded to a call about an infant who was not breathing.

  • Mayor: City fared well in recession

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city is sound financially, as shown by a State Board of Accounts report, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Jan. 10 in a State of the City Address.

  • New reserves sworn in

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in three new reserves to the Tell City Police Department Thursday. 

  • Bridge to get repairs, paint

    CANNELTON – “We have a date” for the painting of the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves told The News Wednesday.

  • Offices closing for MLK holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City and Troy will be closed, as will county offices and those at the annex in Cannelton. City offices in Cannelton will be open.

    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week in Tell City.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. Monday’s edition will be in mailboxes Tuesday since there will be no mail delivery Monday.

  • Museum Spotlight

    Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society and Museum.

    The year was 1865. Tell City was put on the map as a community that forever will be known for the manufacturing of fine hand-crafted wooden furniture. Even presidents could not resist some pieces. The Tell City Chair Maker’s Union factory, later the Tell City Chair Co., located on the banks of the Ohio River, was the epicenter of this trade until the final closing whistle.