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  • Tractor rollover proves fatal for county man

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    ST. MARKS – A local man died of injuries he sustained Christmas Eve when a farm tractor he was operating near Atlanta Road overturned, pinning him underneath it.

    Mark Alan Wilgus, 51, died Friday at University of Louis-ville Hospital.
    Dispatchers at the Tell City Police Department received a call shortly after 3 p.m. from a woman who told them Wilgus was pinned underneath the tractor.

  • Cannelton police dog proves its worth

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

  • Local teen severely injured in boat-ramp fight

    TROY – A Perry County teen was severely beaten with a bat Sunday afternoon during a fight police suspect of being gang related.
    According to police, Steven C. Gardner, 19, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to an Evansville hospital with head injuries.

  • SWCDs receive $570,000 in water grants

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil Conservation and the State Soil Conservation Board have selected the 2011 recipients of the Clean Water Indiana Grants.
    A total of $573,408 was awarded to all 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts that submitted a grant application to carry out conservation initiatives.

  • Social Security and New Year’s resolutions

    NEW ALBANY – It’s that time of year: out with the old and in with the new. You may be thinking about your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011. There are many important things to consider. Each of these will take only a matter of minutes.

  • Holidays closing offices, will shift TC trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY – Observances for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will close some governmental offices this week.
    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed today and again Friday.
    City Hall in Tell City will be closed today and Monday. City Hall will be open Friday.
    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup this week and next in Tell City. There will be recycling pickup this week.

  • Two charged in traffic stop, pursuit

  • Callers’ tips leads police to suspected thieves

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Two brothers shared space in the county jail last week for their alleged involvement in a string of vehicle break-ins in Tell City. As of Thursday, the investigating police officer said he was continuing to match evidence seized from the pair with its rightful owners.

  • Cannelton schools support funding-disparity petition

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman asked that city’s board of school trustees Dec. 16 to join another Indiana small-school district in petitioning the state legislature to “resolve school-funding inequities.”

    The superintendent and school-board president for the John Glenn School Corp., of Walkerton sought in a Nov. 19 letter to other superintendents their support and participation in drafting a resolution to be sent to state leaders.

  • Cops, Kids & Christmas

    Sheriff Bob Glenn helps Jeremiah Phillips prepare to slip on a pair of shoes while accompanying him through Tell City’s Wal-Mart during Sunday’s Shop with a Cop.