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  • Accident kills vehicle passenger

    PERRY COUNTY – One person was killed in an accident just after 6 a.m. Wednesday on Indiana 37.

    Adomey Perez Velaquez, 21, of Owensboro was killed when the driver of a northbound Chevrolet Blazer, Galindo Velaquez, 23, also of Owensboro, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound tractor-trailer  at 6:04 a.m.

    The driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended after a police dog was summoned to the scene.

  • Cannelton students earn media awards

    CANNELTON - Members of the Media Club at Myers Grade School continue to earn awards with research-based Web sites they develop, the latest one focusing on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

    Their site earned best-of-festival and excellence-in-media awards in the International Student Media Festival, teacher and club sponsor Joan Goble said.

  • Rail traffic up

    TELL CITY - Rail traffic through the Port of Tell City has picked up, Dick Neumann reported at a regular Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors meeting Sept. 9.

    "We handled more pig iron in August than we have in 18 months," the vice president and chief executive officer of the port-rail agency said the next day. The News was unable to attend the meeting due to a schedule conflict. Seventy-seven rail cars of the material had been moved, Neumann said, calling it the highest car count in a year.

  • Marching Marksmen earn first, category awards

    LINCOLN CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen captured first place and three individual awards in their first band competition of the season.

    Competing in Class A, the marching band claimed music and visual-effect awards and tied with Kentucky's Owensboro Catholic High School for the general-effect award at the Heritage Hills Invitational Saturday.

  • Commodores take fourth place in first contest

    LINCOLN CITY - Perry Central's Marching Commodores earned fourth place in the Heritage Hills Invitational Saturday, kicking off a marching-band season with what their director called "a good run."

    "I'm really happy with it," he said of his students' performance. "It was a good show for us. The kids performed well for their first show; they held together well."

    Contest judges were complimentary, he said.

  • Clinics scheduled to ward off influenza

    TELL CITY - Flu season is quickly approaching and several flu clinics have already been scheduled.

    Visiting Nurse Association will begin its seasonal flu program Oct. 5. Clinics will be at the Tell City VNA office on Indiana 37 from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

    Other locations, dates and times are available at www. vnahc.org or by calling (800) 743-4862.

  • Crisis Connection distributes packets

    TELL CITY — Crisis Connection recently provided packets of informational materials to medical providers in the area and includes items from The Family Violence Prevention Fund.

    Joan Knies, community education specialist, encourages any medical providers who inadvertently did not receive a packet, or who would like to receive Crisis Connection's free monthly newsletter, "The Connected," to contact her at Crisis Connection at cci@psci.net or (812) 482-1555.

  • Consultant addresses future jail needs

    TELL CITY - A consultant working for the National Institute of Corrections told meeting attendees Thursday the leadership in Perry County needs to take a big-picture approach to remedying its jail problem, beginning with an assessment of the county's need for managing criminals.

  • School-bus driver prevents tragedy

    TELL CITY - Bruce Chinn received an e-mail note from a witness to a near tragedy, Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Larry Bryant reported at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    The assistant to the superintendent missed most of the meeting due to other business, and passed the note to Bryant. He said quick action on the part of bus driver Tim Rogier that morning helped prevent a child from being hit by a car.

  • Lynch joins staff of county prosecutor

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the appointment of Shaunda Lynch as chief deputy prosecutor for Perry County.

    "Ms. Lynch brings over 10 years of legal experience to the office," Collins said in a news release announcing her appointment.