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  • Well-known Patoka Lake bald eagle dies

    PATOKA - Bald Eagle C52, which appeared in Department of Natural Resources shows at the state fair for the past eight years and with the DNR's Patoka Lake Interpretive Services for 20 years, years, died Tuesday while undergoing surgery.

    "Thousands of people became aware of the life of bald eagles through the program with C52," said Maria Abel-Crecelius, the park's interpretive naturalist in Birdseye.

  • Chair-plaiting demonstration Saturday

    CANNELTON - A chair plaiter will give demonstrations at the Perry County Museum during Saturday's Cannelton Festival. Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to 4 p.m.

  • St. Meinrad man killed in I-64 crash

    WARRICK COUNTY - A Spencer County man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 64 in Warrick County.

    Glenn E. Vaal, 37, was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center shortly after the 5:45 a.m. crash. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by 41-year-old Elizabeth Piper, of Tobinsport. Piper was traveling west when her car struck the rear of a crane truck driven by 59-year-old Victor Striegel of Jasper.

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  • Cannelton turned down for school stimulus funds

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was disappointed, he said at a regular school-board meeting Sept. 24, that $1 million in stimulus funding he sought to help with planned construction work was disapproved.

    Several kinds of stimulus funding were available, he explained, and he had already reported some was approved that would fund new cafeteria equipment.

  • Ordinance could help city, traffic offenders

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders will consider an ordinance at an upcoming meeting that would make violations of state laws punishable under local rules.

    Acting Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Sept. 14 the ordinance would help both the city and violators of traffic laws.

  • Council honors five with Partners in Pride

    TELL CITY - Five property owners have been selected for September's Partners in Pride awards. Tell City's Common Council presents traveling yard signs to homeowners and businesses each month from spring to early fall.

    The awards recognize owners who take good care of their properties and make them assets to neighborhoods. September's awards went to:

    • At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden chose Rudolph Family Dentistry at 740 Ninth St.

    • Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph chose Bill and Dolores Goffinet's home at 126 12th St.

  • FOP's Camaro raffle heads to Bristow Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY - A sports car that might otherwise turn the heads of police officers is being raffled by local Fraternal Order of Police members this summer and fall and will make Christmas memorable for one lucky person.

    Chances for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are now being sold by the group for $10 each or six for $50. The raffle is 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.

  • Driver sought in hit-and-run accident

    TELL CITY - The public's help is sought in police efforts to find the driver of a care that crashed into an oncoming vehicle Sept. 23 on Tell City's north side. Police said the driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene.  

    According to Tell City Patrolman Philip Flamion, Doretta Mullis, 71, was delivering copies of the Evansville Courier & Press when a vehicle crashed into her Oldsmobile Cutlass.

    The accident happened in the 1500 block of Main Street shortly before 2:30 a.m.

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