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  • TC man jailed on burglary, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was jailed on theft and burglary charges for his alleged involvement in an Oct. 22 break-in at Life Tabernacle Church.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the church’s pastor reported the theft of musical equipment and other items after someone forcibly entered the church at 402 Ninth St. Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Phillip Flamion obtained information that led them to believe Kyle D. Payne, 36 of 711 Fulton St., was involved in the theft.

  • County property-tax bills due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and German American banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.

  • Cail unopposed in District 1 race

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man running unopposed for city council hopes to serve as an effective listener and catalyst for growth when he joins the group in January.

    Christopher L. Cail, 28, is running for the District 1 council seat held by Dr. Dianne Rudolph, who is not seeking re-election.

  • Trick-or-treating hours in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating times have been set for today in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and villains can go door-to-door from 5 to 8 p.m. Cannelton’s hours Halloween night are 5 to 7 p.m. while Troy’s haunting hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Trunks of Treats today at UMC

    TELL CITY – The fifth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.

    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone. The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • Sitting a spell

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  • Parks board wants $7k returned to budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Brad Franzman was unsuccessful in convincing the county council to return $7,000 to the county’s parks and recreation budget.

    Each councilman had been contacted “in regard to our concerns about our budget for 2012,” the parks-board member told them at their regular meeting Thursday. In crafting early this month a proposed county budget for next year, the council was faced with cutting $400,000 to match projected revenues with expenses, a number similar to cuts necessary in recent years.

  • Cuts to county planning, zoning draw questions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals voiced disappointment and concern Tuesday over budget cuts that will trim by more than half in 2012 the hours worked by the director of planning and zoning while doing away with a clerical position altogether.

    The county council’s budget for next year reduces to 15 hours the time Jim Gogel will work next year. He has been working more than 30 hours each week.

  • A count and a queen

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  • Sheriff declines pay raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Sheriff Lee Chestnut asked the county council at a regular meeting Thursday to rescind a raise four of its members granted him for next year.

    He said for an Oct. 17 News report he hadn’t asked for the $3,000 pay hike suggested by Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. and supported by Councilmen Jim Adams, Alan Cassidy and Stan Goffinet. Chestnut also said he wasn’t aware it was to be proposed.