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  • Eagles Bluff Park now closed on weekends

    CANNELTON – Due to budget cuts by the Perry County Council, starting Dec. 17 Eagles Bluff Park will be closed on weekends.

    Money used to pay the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant was stricken from the 2012 budget by the county council, which had to cut $400,000 from the county’s overall budget. One of the assistant’s responsibilities was opening and closing Eagles Bluff on weekends.

  • Veteran officer to retire in 2012

    TELL CITY – A police officer who served under three mayors will retire early next year. Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge’s last day will be Jan.14, Police Chief Greg Hendershot announced at last week’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Wooldridge served as a reserve officer several years before joining the force full time in 1990. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in 1999 and later became the department’s sergeant.

    In that role he currently serves as fourth in command after chief, assistant chief and lieutenant.

  • Veterans Day 2011

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  • County buys rescue truck, renews support contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Nov. 7 a recommendation by Steve Hauser to purchase a rescue vehicle from Ruxer Ford financed by German American Bank.

    Ruxer, with offices in Evansville and Jasper submitted the low bid of $44,996 for a 2012 four-wheel-drive F450 Super Cab with a winch and extended bed, the county’s director of emergency management told them, and German American Bank offered the lowest interest rate, offering to finance the vehicle at 3 percent.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.  

  • A busy day at the polls

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  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY — The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus for publication Dec. 22.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycounty news.com. Letters must be received by Nov. 30.

  • Offices closed for Veterans Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. In Tell City, City Hall will be closed for the day. Trash pickup in Tell City today will include Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes.

    The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed. There will be no mail delivery Friday.

  • Art display continues at banks

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City Regional Arts Association-sponsored display of art made by offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility is at Old National Bank through Tuesday.

    Fifth Third Bank will then host the display for a week. German American Bank hosted artwork from the facility last week and early this week.