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  • Fortwendel due in court Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel is scheduled to be in Perry Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Friday to answer an allegation that he violated terms of his probation.

    Fortwendel was issued a summons to appear in court after he allegedly tested positive for alcohol Aug. 1.

    Fortwendel pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Under terms of his probation, he is prohibited from using, possessing, transporting or distributing alcoholic beverages.

  • Weekend brings yards sales, village open house

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour wraps up this weekend with a popular Route 66 Yard Sale and activities at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The annual yard sale Saturday is conducted along the county’s winding stretch of Indiana 66, from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton and Rocky Point toward Rome, Dexter and Mount Pleasant.

  • Up against Honest Abe

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  • Cannelton council OKs first reading of 2012 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a regular meeting led by Councilwoman Kim Nugent Monday, Cannelton Common Council members approved the first reading of a budget proposed for 2012.

    Included in the proposal are salaries Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said were increased by 3 percent over this year, for the most part. Firefighters will each get $50 more, which she said is more than 3 percent, “but they haven’t received an increase for several years.”

  • Family accepts father’s Purple Heart

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – “We’ve waited a long time,” Charlotte Vandgrift said about a Purple Heart medal presented to her family Saturday.

    Two more medals, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star, were yet to be delivered to her and other children of Henry C. Vogt, a former Cannelton resident who distinguished himself in U.S. Army service on Korea’s infamous Pork Chop Hill.

  • Hoosiers can file for more unemployment

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Oct, 16, unemployed Hoosiers can file for an additional six weeks of unemployment insurance benefits, also known as tier four. The state is eligible for the fourth tier of federally funded extended benefits because Indiana’s three-month average unemployment rate is 8.5 percent. The additional six weeks of benefits allows unemployment insurance recipients in Indiana to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits. Tier four makes up weeks 74-79.

  • Forest Service meeting Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library to discuss plans to burn acreage in the forest in coming weeks.

  • War of 1812 genealogy workshop

    TELL CITY – A free genealogy workshop presented by the Daughters of 1812 – Jonathan Jennings Chapter and the Tell City-Perry County Public library will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library in Tell City.

    Members of the Jonathan Jennings Chapter will assist anyone who wants to find an ancestor of the War of 1812 or honor those ancestors by adding them to the archives of the soldiers of the War of 1812.

  • Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants to meet Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Cannelton City Hall.

    For more information, call 547-0968 or contact the Cannelton Police Department.

  • Search continues for missing man

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Indiana conservation officers are continuing a search for Kevin Eve, who has been missing since the afternoon of Oct. 1.

    The search had been scaled back, a Department of Natural Resources press release said Friday, but was scheduled to continue over the weekend.