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  • Four arrested, meth, cocaine seized, in weekend drug bust

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night. In all, four people were arrested, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.  

    Cannelton Patrolman David Biever said the investigation began when he stopped a vehicle in a Cannelton cemetery. After approaching the vehicle, Biever said he saw drugs in plain view. A search of the vehicle, he said, turned up meth, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

  • Iditarod musher to visit Cannelton Friday

    CANNELTON – Hugh Neff, veteran Iditarod musher, will present information at Cannelton Community Center at 1 p.m. Friday and the public is invited to attend.

    Neff has been in many long distance dogsled races, including the last seven Iditarods. This year, his team, Annie’s Army - named after his lead dog Annie - finished in fifth place in the Iditarod.

  • Auditions set for Schweizer Fest’s ‘The King and I’

    TELL CITY – Dust off your dancing shoes and break out into song. Courtney Heberer, director for the 22nd Schweizer Fest musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” has announced the guidelines for auditions.

    Auditions will be held at EUCC Fellowship Hall located at 10th and Jefferson Streets in Tell City, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Perry County law enforcement agencies release annual crackdown results

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County law enforcement officials have announced that officers made seven alcohol-related arrests during the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” March crackdown.

    In all, Perry County officers dedicated 93.31 hours of overtime toward Indiana’s annual mobilization against impaired and dangerous driving. There were approximately 13 arrests were made during the 17-day mobilization, most of which were for operating while intoxicated.

  • County appointments expected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting April 20, Perry County commissioners tabled for further information a planned appointment to the county’s plan commission.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told them she’d received a couple of letters of interest after announcing last month that a current member asked to be released from his current term, which expires in December.

  • Board learns of roundup, bowling, mandated plans

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A pre-school and kindergarten roundup and parent-teacher conferences, both held last week, offered Cannelton City Schools officials a chance to register new students and pass on positive news.

    “We look forward to having this time to share good results with parents,” Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting April 21.

  • Flooding prompts circus cancellation

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Circus planned for April 28 was canceled due to weather conditions, flooding and the state of emergency, said Jason Shadwick, President of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137. He has announced the process by which ticketholders can obtain refunds.

    “If you purchased tickets in advance and would like a full refund, please mail your tickets, name, and return address to Perry County FOP, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Refunds are not available at the Circle S stores,” he said.

  • Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

    TELL CITY – A Perry County Man faces a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Ronald L. Young, 57, was released from the Indiana Department of Correction.

    Marsh maintains the county’s sex-offender registry and was told by corrections officials that Young had absconded from parole. Marsh was asked to locate Young.

  • Local man acquitted on one charge, still faces others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man arrested last summer at an alleged methamphetamine lab was acquitted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a two-day trial that ended Tuesday.

    Joshua N. Sipes, 32, gave police an address of of 217 Third St., Cannelton, when he was arrested in August near Rocky Point on several felony charges, including dealing in methamphetamine and possession of the drug and ingredients used in its making.

  • From eyesore to opportunity

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Former Tell City Chair Co. property on the city’s Seventh Street has been bought by a Perry County Development Corp. subsidiary and will go into use as a warehouse facility to serve ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.

    Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission resolved unanimously Thursday to preliminarily amend a 1995 resolution that established the county’s Economic Development Area No. 3. That resolution was followed in 1996 by a confirmatory resolution.