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  • Police: Car fire may have been arson

    CANNELTON - An Oct. 24 fire that destroyed a vehicle on First Street in Cannelton may have been the work of an arsonist, a city police officer said Thursday night.

    Patrolman Lee Hall said he is awaiting final reports from the state fire marshal's office and Indiana State Police, but said the blaze is "being investigated as a possible case of arson."

  • Shooting death ruled an accident

    TROY - The Oct. 21 shooting death of a Troy man has been ruled an accident.

    County Coroner Darrel Riley said Friday evidence showed Charles Leazenby, 19, slipped while standing on a hillside, causing the .22 caliber rifle he was carrying to discharge, striking the man in the chest. Riley said the bullet struck Leazenby's heart.

    State police said the teen left his home that morning to go hunting but never returned. He was found by family members later that day.

  • Community's giving spirit goes on display

    PERRY COUNTY - A county organization whose mission is giving is celebrating the people and organizations who help them do it.

    At the request of the Perry County Community Foundation, the county commissioners declared November to be Philanthropy Month. In conjunction with that observance, blue ribbons are being displayed at the offices of organizations that have benefited from the community's giving nature.

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  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.

  • Humane Society officers may retain positions

    PERRY COUNTY - Because attendance was low and nominations weren't made for all Humane Society of Perry County offices at a meeting Oct. 13, those present approved a motion to extend officer positions one year.

    The action requires the membership's approval, President Jim Carter said, and will be considered at a 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 meeting at Fifth Third Bank. "If the motion prevails, all present officers will hold their respective positions until Jan. 1, 2011, he explained. "If you diagree with this motion, please be at the meeting to voice your concerns."

  • Cleanup days set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy

    TROY - Fall cleanup days are set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy. Residents should have items placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Nov. 19. Some large and heavy items carry a pickup charge.

    For more information call the town office at 547-7501.

  • FOP Camaro raffle continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Members of Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police continue to sell tickets in a raffle for a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50, with the drawing scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall.

    Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

    Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FOP member or by calling Brian Greulich at 547-8741. Officers will be selling chances Saturday and Nov. 21 at Wal-Mart.

  • Breaking NewsTell City awarded $4.5 million grant for combined sewers

    TELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has announced that Tell City will receive a $4,447,000 grant, one of the largest funding awards in city history, to control its combined-sewer overflows. The money will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state’s revolving fund.

    The grant comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, with funds made available to aid economic recovery after several natural disasters caused damage in many areas across the state during 2008.  

  • Voters to decide Tuesday if TCHS will undergo work

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will go to the polls Tuesday to answer the question, should up to $10 million worth of renovation work occur at Tell City High School?

    "Our big emphasis is the chance we have to get interest-free money," Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday. "The work has to be done at some time." He's facing a Nov. 13 deadline for applying for up to the entire $10 million in interest-free stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.