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  • Operation Pullover blitz kicks off Friday

    JASPER - Lt. Don Bolen, commander of the Jasper Indiana State Police District, has announced troopers will participate in an upcoming Operation Pullover Blitz.

    Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law-enforcement agencies around the state will focus their enforcement efforts from Friday through March 21 on impaired and dangerous drivers. Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols and aggressively enforce seat-belt and child-restraint violations during the 17-day blitz.

  • Filing period opens for mobile-home deductions

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger reminds owners of personal-property mobile homes that the filing period to file property-tax deductions and credits is in effect through March 31.

    Personal-property mobile home owners are defined as those mobile home owners who do not own the real estate on which their mobile homes are situated.

    Deductions filed by March 31 will be applied to personal property mobile home tax statements mailed this year.

  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class forming at Tell City UMC

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost. Payment arrangements can be made.

    The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 13 weeks beginning March 31 and continuing through June 22.

  • Guilty plea in Cioe case

    TELL CITY - One of two men arrested last year for the 1997 murder and rape of a Tell City woman has been cleared of those charges under a plea agreement in which he admits to hiding evidence implicating his cousin in the crime.  Thomas D. Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class C charge of assisting a criminal and pursuant to the plea agreement, was sentenced to six years in prison. Under the agreement, Lane is required to assist prosecutors with their case against his cousin, Thomas E.

  • Woodcrafters fire talk of town

    TELL CITY - Stubborn ribbons of smoke rose over heaps of bricks and twisted steel Friday, two days after the largest fire in recent Tell City history destroyed the vacant William Tell Woodcrafters plant on Seventh Street.  No one was injured in the blaze, which began shortly before 2 p.m.

  • Court denies soldiers' case

    EVANSVILLE - A judge ruled Thursday the "Tell City Guardsmen" can't press their case against KBR and affiliated companies in the Indiana court in which it was filed. The soldiers failed to establish that "the court may properly exercise personal jurisdiction over (the) defendants" ruled Richard L.

  • TC School Board seeks USDA grant

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting Feb. 16 to approve an application for a grant that could be worth up to $150,000, to continue the employment of the Evansville architectural firm, Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders, and to begin the process toward securing a loan to fund continued renovations at Tell City High School. The possibility of securing the grant, which would come through the U.S.

  • Utah Road vacation request raises questions

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners postponed to an unknown date Feb. 17 a request for the vacation of Utah Road so attorney Chris Goffinet can determine whether it's a quarter-mile long or extends all the way into the Hoosier National Forest. Requested by a Kirk Morrison, whom The News was unable to locate, the issue was raised at a regular commissioners meeting by attorney Jim Tyler.

  • Perry County's 2010 Primary Ballot

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut (D) Joe Lackey (D) Bill Schroeder (D) Lynn Wooldridge (D) Clerk Jean Schulthise  (D) Auditor Connie Berger (D) Treasurer JoAnn Smith (D) Judy Pund (D) Coroner  Charles Baumeister (D) Keith Huck (D) Assessor Mendy Ward (D) County Commissioner District 2 Gary Dauby (D) Chris Coyle (D)<

  • Candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center; public invited

    TELL CITY - Details are still being finalized, but the time and date of this year's political forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have been set. The event will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.  Invitations to candidates will be mailed in the next couple of weeks. Watch for more details.