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  • Forest Service meeting Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library to discuss plans to burn acreage in the forest in coming weeks.

  • War of 1812 genealogy workshop

    TELL CITY – A free genealogy workshop presented by the Daughters of 1812 – Jonathan Jennings Chapter and the Tell City-Perry County Public library will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library in Tell City.

    Members of the Jonathan Jennings Chapter will assist anyone who wants to find an ancestor of the War of 1812 or honor those ancestors by adding them to the archives of the soldiers of the War of 1812.

  • Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants to meet Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Cannelton City Hall.

    For more information, call 547-0968 or contact the Cannelton Police Department.

  • Search continues for missing man

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Indiana conservation officers are continuing a search for Kevin Eve, who has been missing since the afternoon of Oct. 1.

    The search had been scaled back, a Department of Natural Resources press release said Friday, but was scheduled to continue over the weekend.

  • Council approves Tell City salaries for 2012

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, giving a 25 cent-per-hour increase to full-time employees.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September of 2010 but that was the first increase of the year. The city has been careful in giving raises in the past two years because of uncertainties in funding.

    For an employee working 40 hours a week, the quarter increase will be worth $520 per year.

  • Mix-up puts brakes on city police car

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A second new police car that should have been placed in service last month was instead sent back to a dealership after it didn’t fit specifications.

    The Chevrolet Caprice had been on order for several months and was supposed to come with an open center console to house police radios. However, when it arrived, the console was in the wrong location.

  • International Walk to School Day

    William Tell Elementary Students, accompanied by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, teachers and other staff and parents gathered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Wednesday for a delightful early-autumn walk to school. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Commissioners oversee land-dispute resolution

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners handed a land dispute taken to them Oct. 3 back to the men who presented it to them.

  • County recognized for emergency preparations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s designation as a storm-ready county doesn’t mean it’s storm-proof, Joe Sullivan noted during a ceremony marking the designation. It means the county’s emergency-management agency is prepared and can issue warnings and emergency information in plenty of time for people to take shelter.

  • Heritage Fest Scavenger Hunt - Cannelton Edition

    Following on the heels of a Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt published every summer, The News is sponsoring a similar event marking Cannelton’s Heritage Fest celebration Saturday.

    Readers are invited to try to identify these landmarks, all located in Cannelton. What we need from you are locations, being as specific as possible.

    We’ll place all the correct entries, or those who correctly identify the most photos, into a hat.

    The winner of the drawing will win a one-year subscription to The News.