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  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.   

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Council gives $3,500 back to parks board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously in a regular meeting Tuesday to retain for 2012 their officers and the same meeting schedule they’ve been following, then split in a vote on an additional appropriation for the county parks department.

  • New year brings new, returning elected officials

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  • Man wanted for domestic battery bitten by police dog, Tasered

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly battered his girlfriend suffered bites from Tell City’s police dog Dec. 21 after he disobeyed officers’ commands, a sheriff’s deputy said in his report.

    Bradley Robbins, 32, of 3281 Seymour Road, faces felony charges of domestic battery and strangulation as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement.

  • 32-year-old jailed after firing handgun near TCHS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly fired a gun during a dispute with a girlfriend Friday evening, triggering a manhunt that led officers to Cannelton, where the suspect was later arrested.

    Christopher Barnett, 32, faces charges of criminal recklessness, unauthorized use of a handgun, intimidation, domestic battery and public intoxication.

  • TC teenager charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire suspected of being deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

    Matthew R. Sabelhaus, son of the home’s owner, Suzette Sabelhaus, was jailed Tuesday night on a Class B felony count of arson.

    Police said the 18-year-old called 911 to report the fire at 7 William Tell Blvd. at 1:52 p.m. Asked by a 911 operator what was on fire, Sabelhaus allegedly said the bed in his room was burning.

  • Arson charge expected in Burglen Hills house fire

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire believed to have been deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

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  • Commissioners approve animal control ordinance

    TELL CITY – During their meeting Dec. 28, Perry County Commissioners finally approved the 29-page animal control ordinance for the county.

    The only changes that had been made to the ordinance from the commissioner’s last meeting Dec. 5 was a word change under the heading for kennel, cattery and breeders’ permits.

    “It was one little word,” said county auditor Connie Berger in a phone call to The News Friday. “They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may.”

  • A look at some of the year’s headlines

    Merger unites Cannelton, Tell City libraries

    It had been discussed a few times between both boards, but it wouldn’t be until last year that board members of the Cannelton Public Library and the Tell City-Perry County Library went ahead with plans to merge both libraries under one district.