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  • State police jail 18-year-old on child-molesting charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Monday on a charge that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl. Matthew R. Sabelhaus, 18, was lodged in the Perry County Jail by state police. He was released Wednesday after posting a $1,005 bail.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit, Sabelhaus is accused of engaging in sex with the girl at her home. He faces a Class B felony count of child molesting.

  • Cannelton Media Club earns awards, seeks funds to claim them

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Youngsters in a media club led by teacher Joan Goble have once again earned honors for their efforts.

  • Over-and-under effort

    Contractors working for the Indiana Department of Transportation conduct an inspection of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Area conservation officers promoted

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BIRDSEYE – A career Indiana conservation officer familiar to many Perry County residents has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will oversee the local law-enforcement work of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Phil Schuetter of Tell City was promoted from first sergeant and now serves as commander of District 8, which includes Perry County.

    Schuetter worked for many years as a field conservation officer in the county and was commended by fellow officers and other groups.

  • Humane Society wants animal-control officer back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sept. 7 will bring the first county commissioners meeting after their 60-day waiting period for an animal-control ordinance, Jim Carter said during the county leaders’ regular meeting Aug. 17.

  • Correction

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association meets the first Tuesday of each month in City Hall. Association President Cheri Taylor incorrectly stated the dates in an announcement at the Aug. 12 Shoot for the Stars competition.

  • Sales of paper savings bonds to end this year

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of the Public Debt has announced that as of Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.

  • Society releases Hoosier poetry anthology

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society Press has announced the release of “And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana,” edited by Jenny Kander and C. E. Greer.

    It features the work of 116 poets who live or have lived in the state long enough to acquire a sense of the place. The book is the first collection of Indiana poetry to appear for more than 100 years. The last major anthology, “Poets and Poetry of Indiana,” was published in 1900.

  • Officials to open ‘286 project’ bids Aug. 29

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids on the Perry County Port Authority’s “286 project,” as it’s called, will be opened at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and officials hope to award a contract at a Sept. 9 meeting.

    Work to be performed will upgrade the port authority’s Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.

  • Council discusses vandals, online ordinances

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman-Snyder, a contender for the mayor’s office in the upcoming election, asked common-council members Aug. 8 when repairs would be made to property in the city’s “gazebo park.”

    Vandals continue to damage the property, Mayor Smokey Graves responded during the council’s regular meeting for this month.