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  • Holiday Helpers ready for busy season

    TELL CITY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and needs the community’s help, too.

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  • Board asked to re-examine student drug-testing rules

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A drug-testing policy for Tell City-Troy Township students adopted earlier this year may be re-examined at the request of a parent who told school board members last week that special-needs students shouldn’t be subject to drug screens that would likely create anxiety.

  • Teamwork brings happy ending to canine rescue

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    DERBY – A pair of Great Pyrenees dogs trapped on a cliff near Derby were rescued Thursday morning, courtesy of the Perry County Rescue Squad and sheriff’s department. Brenda Peter said she noticed the two dogs, owned by Chris Coyle, while walking in the area that was quarried many years ago. Both had fallen or jumped onto a ledge about 20 feet below the face of the steep cliff, which isn’t far from Coyle’s home.

  • Santa on his way to weekend parades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus will be the guest of honor at two weekend parades as Perry County kicks off the holiday season.
    Cannelton’s parade begins at 6 p.m. Friday with Tell City’s parade getting under way at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Leopold will host its annual parade Dec. 4.

    New Lineup Location for Cannelton Event

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Legion Auxiliary Post 142 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

  • He made chairs for the White House

    Story and photos by Larry Goffinet

    On Evansville WTVW Local 7’s recent “My Hometown” telecast about Tell City, Chris Cail displayed part of his huge collection of Tell City Chair Co. furniture, including banquet chairs identical to ones that President John F. Kennedy used in the White House.

    “That was a nice program,” said Norman Freeman, who is probably more interested in that furniture than most people since he helped build the pieces that were in the Kennedy White House.

  • Here’s a TIP: Fight poaching by using hotline

    INDIANAPOLIS – Licensed, ethical hunters know the rules and play by them, but poachers don’t.

    Hunting season increases the likelihood that law-abiding hunters will encounter poaching, which is the illegal taking of fish, game or non-game wildlife.
    When that happens, DNR law enforcement urges hunters to use the TIP hotline to file a complaint. TIP is an acronym for Turn in a Poacher or Polluter. Firearms season for deer runs Nov. 12-27. 
    Anyone can use the TIP hotline but hunters are more likely to witness violations.

  • Holiday Helpers United partners ready to help others

    TELL CITY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and needs the community’s help, too.
    There are many ways to help, by conducting food drives for the Perry County Food Coalition, which will help fill the shelves of Widow’s Barrel, Jasper’s Pantry, Council of Agencies, Martin’s Cloak and Community Adventist food pantries.

  • Cobb delivers OB-GYN care with familiar name, same level of patient care

    TELL CITY – A new face is helping serve the medical needs of area women. But Dr. Ashley Cobb’s last name is already familiar to many in the community.

  • District works to increase recycling of office paper

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The volume of white office paper recycled by the Perry County Recycling Management District will increase soon if efforts by its advisory board and director bear fruit.

    Ken Smith reported at the district board of directors’ Oct. 27 meeting that he’s looking into options for offering a shredding service for office paper, whose collection is being urged in conjunction with Tell City’s clean-city campaign, he said.