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  • Officials, Legion mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Tell City Common Council adopted a resolution Monday calling for a moment of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Perry County commissioners were expected to adopt an identical resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening, after this edition went to press, and Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Wednesday morning that city supports the effort, as well.

  • Tell City man sentenced in murder case

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday, a Tell City man was sentenced for murdering a child he was caring for in January.

    Michael D. Arnold was given a 45-year prison sentence under terms of a plea agreement he reached this year with the state. Arnold pleaded guilty this summer to causing the death of Gavin Sacks. The year-old infant was found inside an apartment at 632 16th St.

  • On a mowing mission

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  • Eldridge named News publisher

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has a new publisher.

    Dave Eldridge began work Aug. 29 and in addition to his duties as publisher of the twice-weekly newspaper, will oversee the Tell City printing plant and serve as a regional supervisor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mount Vernon Democrat. All three newspapers are owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Officials hear Deer Creek bridge suggestions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to build a new Deer Creek bridge at Rocky Point south of the existing structure, a standing-room-only audience in Cannelton’s City Hall learned Sept. 1.

    The meeting was already under way, the basement-level room was packed and people were still arriving at three minutes before the advertised 6 p.m. start time for a public hearing that would be interrupted by a power failure.

  • Work wrapping up
  • Social Security rep to visit TC

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents.

    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City. For more information, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

  • Ducks Unlimited event to include taxidermy display

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Party Sept. 10 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    This year’s event will start at noon and feature Dean Stallion, an award winning taxidermist from Boonville.

    Stallion will be on hand to score deer mounts taken in by the public at no charge. A selection of Stallion’s mounts will be on display for the public to view along with several privately owned mounts. Stallion has won titles from 10 states and awards from around the world.

  • Officer ‘Poppy’ signs off
  • Booth boost

    First-grader Kennedy Blankenship gets help reaching a lever necessary to dunk teacher April Susnjara during a student kickoff Friday for Olweus anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School.

    Counselor Sally Wolfe said the carnival games, relay races, hula-hooping and other playground activities promoted teamwork, respect, cooperation, patience and other life skills that tie into the anti-bullying theme. They will be emphasized in daily announcements, teachers will offer weekly reminders and a speaker will be scheduled later to reinforce the instruction.