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  • Officers won’t see comp pay just yet

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson and Patrolman David Biever were to split $12,463.91 to close out a compensatory-time issue that city officials have been struggling with for some time, after a board of public works and safety meeting March 14. In a common-council meeting that followed, however, the issue was tabled to provide time to examine related city rules and how the money should be paid.

  • Owner of rescued dogs faces 30-plus charges

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 60 dogs were evaluated and 30 rescued from a rural Tell City residence Saturday as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty and neglect.
    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers said Pat Lutgring, 53, of 18643 Apricot Road, faces 30 Class B misdemeanor counts of animal neglect, as well 62 counts of harboring a nonimmunized animal, a Class C infraction.

  • UPDATE, Tuesday morning - Portion of Indiana 66 reopens as river continues decline

    VINCENNES – The Indiana Department of Transportation  said Monday afternoon that Indiana 66 between Rocky Point and Cannelton has reopened as the Ohio River continues its retreat.

    The stretch of highway was closed earlier this month as the river rose. An area of Indiana 70, which had been under water near Derby, has also reopened.

    Indiana 66 from Sulphur to Derby remains closed by high water as is a separate area between Derby and Rocky Point.
     

  • Sheriff's department, animal-rescue team seize 30 dogs from Apricot Road home

    TELL CITY – More than 60 dogs were evaluated and 30 rescued from a rural Tell City residence Saturday as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty and neglect.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers said Pat Lutgring, 53 of 18643 Apricot Road, faces 30 Class B misdemeanor counts of animal neglect, as well 62 counts of harboring a nonimmunized animal, a Class C infraction.

  • PC music boosters seek donations

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Music Boosters are asking for donations from the community for the annual silent auction to be held April 16.

    For more information about where to drop off items, contact Cathy Blair at 843-4174.

  • 9th District’s Young to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner April 16

    TELL CITY – Local Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, April 16, at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. The meal will begin at noon.

    Rep. Todd Young will be the guest speaker.

    Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at 547-3158.

  • Commodity marketing workshop set for March 29

    PERRY COUNTY – During a period when commodity markets are showing high and volatile prices, farmers face the risk of wide fluctuations in farm income. On Tuesday, a workshop will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center in Dubois from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Power of Youth Council takes applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program co-sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way of Perry County in partnership with Purdue Extension-Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2011-12 council.

  • Marksmen win Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY – On March 8 the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl competition was held at the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight of the nine PAC teams participated.

    For the fourth year in a row, Tell City dominated the competition. English, science, social studies and math teams captured first-place honors. The fine-arts and interdisciplinary teams earned second-place finishes. Tell City captured the championship with a total score of 100 points.

  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be available to speak about the current session and to answer questions and hear concerns from those attending. Other legislators have been invited, The public is invited to attend this event. Breakfast will be available for purchase.