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  • Infant-death trial delayed again

    TELL CITY - A case stemming from an infant's death in 2005 won't go before a jury until 2010.

    About 100 prospective jurors were to have reported to the county courthouse this morning in the case against Heather D. Sandage. However, the prosecution filed an amended criminal charge Thursday, forcing a delay.

  • Tell City woman faces three felony counts of forgery

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman was arrested earlier this month on three counts of forgery, each a Class C felony.

    According to Indiana State Police, Jessica Elaine James, 22, of 6776 Azalea Road, Tell City, forged three checks on a credit-card account. ISP Detective Christopher Cecil said the account's registered owner, Paul Dunn, notified police May 23 that someone had written the checks without his permission. The three checks totaled approximately $5,100.

    James was arrested by Cecil and Trooper Troy Fischer at her home and was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

  • Wellness 2009 appreciation event Thursday

    TELL CITY - All members of the Tell City Wellness Initiative, as well as others interested in an evening of healthy activities, are invited to Hagedorn Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    The appreciation evening for the wellness initiative will include free swimming in John F. Kennedy Pool, tennis, biking and running. Food and drinks will be provided. Attendees can also sign up for the Aug. 8 Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs, which will cap the wellness project. For more information, call Tony Hollinden at 547-3441.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for the Aug. 6 Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the Main Street First State Bank and at Conner Floor covering at 12th and Tell Streets, both in Tell City, or at Cromwell's Owensboro, Ky., office at 1115 Tamarack Road, Suite 500. Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them or for more information.

  • County council asked to back injured-animals fund

    TELL CITY - The Humane Society of Perry County president is continuing a quest to get county officials to help protect injured animals.

    Jim Carter told the county council at a regular meeting June 25 he's still pursuing an effort to ensure dogs and cats hit by cars get help. As The News reported June 22, he had already approached the county commissioners on the issue.

  • TCHS upgrades to include new windows

    TELL CITY - During a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School board July 2, members examined several bids for window and roof replacement at Tell City High School.

    Scott Veazey of the Evansville architectural firm Veazey, Parrot and Shoulders, gave members charts outlining base bids for each project and some alternates. For the window replacement, he recommended they go with Koch Corp. out of Louisville, Ky., with a base bid of $191,165 and go with alternate No. 2, which would replace windows in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena, for $80,360.

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  • Shadwick joins ranks of full-time deputies

    CANNELTON - A Tell City man with experience as a dispatcher and city police officer will begin working full time Monday for the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

    Jason Shadwick, 27, will help with patrols and other duties during the medical leave of longtime Deputy Kenny Blinzinger.

  • Cannelton students to benefit from $8,000 grant

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee approved an $8,000 grant to Cannelton City Schools, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a June 25 school-board meeting.

    The grant will fund an after-school program for third- through sixth-graders that will provide homework help, drug- and alcohol-prevention education and healthy recreational experiences three days a week for 18 weeks next school year, she explained.

    She was notified of the approval earlier in the day, she said.  

  • Weekend Cedar Valley Fest offers top bluegrass names

    DERBY - Bluegrass music will fill the Derby area this weekend as the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns.

    The festival was moved back to the second weekend in July, festival coordinator Dennis Howell said, after last year's fest coincided with the Fourth of July weekend and didn't draw the usual 600 to 700 visitors. But this year he expects numbers to be high.

    "We're looking for a bigger crowd this year," he said. "I've gotten calls from people in Texas, South Carolina and Michigan."