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  • Catholic Charities still offering coats

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities has a wide assortment of new and used coats available for those needing them. Sizes range from infant (boys and girls) through adult (men and women). There is no charge for these coats.

    Call Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to make arrangements or stop in at 802 Ninth Street in Tell City.

  • County braces for winter's first blast

    PERRY COUNTY - A developing winter storm moving into the Ohio River Valley was expected to bring the first significant snowfall of the season Wednesday night and Thursday, with accumulations of up to 5 inches before tapering off Thursday night.

    In the wake of the storm is an arctic air mass that will send nighttime lows into the low single digits through the weekend.

  • Voting sites may change again

    PERRY COUNTY - Their plan will save money, but the driving force behind a county election board proposal to further reduce the number of polling locations is their difficulty finding precinct workers.

    "Workers are getting very, very hard to find," member Pat Crawford said. "It's always a battle right up to the election. Some don't want to do it, but they do because we can't find anyone."

    Younger people don't want to sit at an election site for 12 hours for the $95 most of them earn, board member Mary Kay Elder added.  

  • Board: 'Let's not call it absentee voting'

    PERRY COUNTY - County election-board members urged voters to start thinking about absentee-voting opportunities differently.

    "Many people think you have to be on your deathbed (to vote absentee)," board member Pat Crawford said while telling county commissioners Monday they want to consolidate some voting locations.

    "We have to push - it's not absentee, it's early voting," board member Mary Kay Elder added. "Anybody can vote like that."

  • Police: Man bites off end of wife's thumb

    TELL CITY - A call to Tell City police about a case of suspected domestic violence left a man in the Perry County Jail for allegedly biting off the end of his wife's thumb.

    According to Patrolman Philip Flamion, William D. Whistle, 49, of 510 12th St., was arrested early Sunday on preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery.

  • Police, medical testimony mark start of Sandage trial

    TELL CITY - Jurors seated Monday in the trial of Heather Sandage listened to testimony from police officers, paramedics and other health professionals who treated 7-month-old Izaak Harney in the hours before his death in October 2005.

    The case, which is expected to continue through the week and possibly into next week, may hinge on testimony by medical experts with conflicting conclusions on how the child died.

  • Talk-to-a-lawyer session kicks off new year today

    EVANSVILLE - The next Talk to a Lawyer session is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. today.

    Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions asked by the public. To access the free program, call (800) 994-2169.

    The project is held the first Thursday of each month and is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

    MLK Day Event

  • Metzger seeks Indiana Senate seat

    BOONVILLE - Ted Metzger, a self-employed small-business owner and Warrick County resident, announced last month his candidacy as a Republican for Senate District 47, which includes Perry, Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Spencer, Warrick and Washington counties.

  • Beef selection, culling subjects of Purdue Extension beef program

    CANNELTON - Purdue Extension will host a program on selecting and culling beef animals from the herd Jan. 14 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8.

    Selecting the proper animals for herd can be a hard decision for producers. This program will focus on what characteristics and records should be used when purchasing beef heifers, cows or bulls.

  • Grant opportunities available from Perry County Women for Women

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation is happy to announce its 2010 grant cycle.

    A grant award of up to $7,500 is available due to the contributions of members of the Circle of 100, a giving circle of women.

    During the 2010 grant cycle, the fund administrators will consider grant proposals only for projects that address the following need of Perry County women: