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  • Snyder wins Republican primary

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city’s mayor on the November ballot.

    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in the only contested race in the county for Tuesday’s primary election.

    “Whew!” Snyder said when asked for her reaction to the results.

    “Thank you very much for your support,” she added, “and I’ll see you in the fall.”

  • U.S. attorney visits county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – In a rare local appearance for a federal prosecutor, United States Attorney for Southern Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett pledged Monday to help keep Perry County neighborhoods safer through an initiative he said will attack violent crime, crack down on illegal guns and prosecute the most violent criminals encountered by police officers and the public.

  • Meth, cocaine seized in weekend drug bust

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night, police said, in a case that saw the arrests or detention of four people, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Snyder wins Cannelton Republican primary

    CANNELTON - Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city's mayor on the November ballot.
    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in Tuesday's primary election.

  • 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.