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  • Cannelton police chief’s badge pinned on Hall

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Lee Hall, who served as second-in-command to former Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson, is the new head of the city’s police force.

    Mayor Mary Snyder announced Hall as her choice for police chief after she and other city officials were sworn in Jan. 1.

    Hall worked as a reserve officer in 2005 before attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2007 and was appointed a patrolman, first in a part-time capacity and then, in 2008, full time.

  • Council members object to new animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Objections to a new animal-control ordinance came out at a county council meeting Jan. 3.

  • Commissioners seek names for appointments

    TELL CITY – County commissioners need to make appointments to a zoning-appeals board, the Tell City Plan Commission and a new animal welfare, control and education board, and will accept letters of interest until their Feb. 15 meeting.

  • Walking into the new year

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  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.   

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Council gives $3,500 back to parks board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously in a regular meeting Tuesday to retain for 2012 their officers and the same meeting schedule they’ve been following, then split in a vote on an additional appropriation for the county parks department.

  • New year brings new, returning elected officials

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  • Man wanted for domestic battery bitten by police dog, Tasered

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly battered his girlfriend suffered bites from Tell City’s police dog Dec. 21 after he disobeyed officers’ commands, a sheriff’s deputy said in his report.

    Bradley Robbins, 32, of 3281 Seymour Road, faces felony charges of domestic battery and strangulation as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement.

  • 32-year-old jailed after firing handgun near TCHS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly fired a gun during a dispute with a girlfriend Friday evening, triggering a manhunt that led officers to Cannelton, where the suspect was later arrested.

    Christopher Barnett, 32, faces charges of criminal recklessness, unauthorized use of a handgun, intimidation, domestic battery and public intoxication.

  • TC teenager charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire suspected of being deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

    Matthew R. Sabelhaus, son of the home’s owner, Suzette Sabelhaus, was jailed Tuesday night on a Class B felony count of arson.

    Police said the 18-year-old called 911 to report the fire at 7 William Tell Blvd. at 1:52 p.m. Asked by a 911 operator what was on fire, Sabelhaus allegedly said the bed in his room was burning.