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  • Police: Man bites off end of wife's thumb

    TELL CITY - A call to Tell City police about a case of suspected domestic violence left a man in the Perry County Jail for allegedly biting off the end of his wife's thumb.

    According to Patrolman Philip Flamion, William D. Whistle, 49, of 510 12th St., was arrested early Sunday on preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery.

  • Police, medical testimony mark start of Sandage trial

    TELL CITY - Jurors seated Monday in the trial of Heather Sandage listened to testimony from police officers, paramedics and other health professionals who treated 7-month-old Izaak Harney in the hours before his death in October 2005.

    The case, which is expected to continue through the week and possibly into next week, may hinge on testimony by medical experts with conflicting conclusions on how the child died.

  • Talk-to-a-lawyer session kicks off new year today

    EVANSVILLE - The next Talk to a Lawyer session is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. today.

    Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions asked by the public. To access the free program, call (800) 994-2169.

    The project is held the first Thursday of each month and is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

    MLK Day Event

  • Metzger seeks Indiana Senate seat

    BOONVILLE - Ted Metzger, a self-employed small-business owner and Warrick County resident, announced last month his candidacy as a Republican for Senate District 47, which includes Perry, Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Spencer, Warrick and Washington counties.

  • Beef selection, culling subjects of Purdue Extension beef program

    CANNELTON - Purdue Extension will host a program on selecting and culling beef animals from the herd Jan. 14 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8.

    Selecting the proper animals for herd can be a hard decision for producers. This program will focus on what characteristics and records should be used when purchasing beef heifers, cows or bulls.

  • Grant opportunities available from Perry County Women for Women

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation is happy to announce its 2010 grant cycle.

    A grant award of up to $7,500 is available due to the contributions of members of the Circle of 100, a giving circle of women.

    During the 2010 grant cycle, the fund administrators will consider grant proposals only for projects that address the following need of Perry County women:

  • New year brings busy election season

    TELL CITY - After a year in which the only local election was a school-project referendum, a busy 2010 political season begins in just a few weeks as the first candidates begin filing for Indiana's May 4 primary.

    Elections this year will decide several local races, from sheriff and prosecutor to four seats on the county council and one on the board of commissioners. The first day major-party candidates can make their intentions official is Jan. 20.

  • Partnership helped former PC student earn diploma

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School Corp.'s board of trustees met for a final time in 2009 Dec. 21. On the agenda were several personnel and field-trip requests, a proposed temporary loan within school accounts and comments from a recent graduate of a Spencer County alternative school supported by Perry Central.

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  • LHDC Healthy Families host holiday party

    TELL CITY - It was "the season to be jolly," as Healthy Families hosted its annual holiday party Dec. 10 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Tell City. Eleven families participated in the festivities.

    "Cookies with Santa" was the theme for this year's gathering. Parents and children decorated cookies and made reindeer puppets while waiting for Santa's arrival.

    Upon his entrance, some children stared in awe; one boy gave a toothless grin while others were a bit unsure of the bearded man in the red suit.