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  • Animal control vote pushed back to Dec. 28

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In what would be an almost two-hour meeting Dec. 5, Perry County commissioners heard from a few members of the public about the proposed animal-control ordinance currently under review by the commissioners.

    County Councilman Chet Mathena took to the podium first. He thanked the commissioners and all those who had been a part of drafting the ordinance, however, he addressed many aspects about the law that he was not in favor of.

  • Cannelton chief resigning at year’s end

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced Monday he will resign Dec. 30.

    “It’s been a good run, a good 10 years,” he said of his time with the police department.

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  • Band boosters still need auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Also to be included in items up for sale will be a few older band uniforms no longer being used.

  • Local newspapers earn awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and its sister publication, The Spencer County Journal-Democrat, earned five awards at this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspapers Contest.

    Among awards announced at a luncheon Dec. 3 in Indianapolis was a first-place win for Stuart Cassidy, Journal-Democrat staff writer, for “Diner owners hope to cope with pending bridge closure.”

  • Koch jailed in Perry County; charged with OWI

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Philip Koch, the Santa Claus businessman arrested last month in Warrick County on a charge of domestic battery, was jailed in Perry County Friday after allegedly found to be under the influence of methamphetamine and other drugs.

    Koch was arrested after his car rear-ended another vehicle on Indiana 66 at a temporary stoplight on the north side of the city.

    Dispatchers received a 911 call from the driver, Gina Elliott, advising that her car had been struck while she was stopped for the light.

  • Foundation awards $48,000+ in grants

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $48,000 at its grant awards luncheon Dec. 2. The annul event recognizes donors and accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

    “Any individual or business who has been a donor to the foundation has helped build the endowments that allow for our grants program,” Grants Committee Chairwoman Jane Efinger-Hayden said. “It is through our donors that we are successful.”

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  • Young Perry County men outnumber women

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Of all of the reams of data collected, sorted and released by the U.S. Census Bureau, one set may be more relevant to some than all of the others: the local community’s ratio of men to women.

    The bureau released information down to the small-community level Thursday, and for people in their late teens, options in Perry County are better for females than males.

  • Census Bureau releases data covering 2006-’10

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday estimates from its American Community Survey for the years 2006-10. The agency calls the survey “the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation every year.”