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  • Coroner: Cannelton man died from electrocution

    CANNELTON - A man died from accidental electrocution Friday while working on his sewage system. Coroner Darrel Riley said Mark McManaway had made a "snake" from a steel cable and placed one end in an electric drill. He was using the cable and a water hose in an attempt to open a lateral line, Riley said.

    For some reason the cable or drill became charged, causing the fatal shock. McManaway, who suffered burns to his chest, thigh and fingers, was found by a family member. An obituary appears in this edition.

     

  • Perry County native wins Lead the Way grant

    PETERSBURG - Perry County native Ray Niehaus, a teacher at Pike Central High School and coordinator for the school's Project Lead the Way, has received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant. He and nine students are among 35 finalists to receive the awards.

    The award was profiled in a story last month in the Evansville Courier & Press.

    The team of students will receive a $10,000 grant to their team's project, a disaster-relief fund shelter for four people.

  • Grant applications being taken

    TELL CITY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications Aug. 1 until Sept, 15. Disbursement of grants will take place in October.  

    Thanks to the collective donations of Southern Indiana Power members, Operation Round Up is becoming an important way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, program officials say.

  • Farmers markets at full steam
  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY - Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause Friday to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. Friday near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • Collapse may seal historic building's fate

    TELL CITY - A large section of the former William Tell Hotel collapsed Friday morning, showering the corner of Main and Washington streets with century-old bricks and leaving another wall on the brink of falling.

    The city street department closed the intersection before 7 a.m. as bricks began falling. In a series of collapses, an entire section of the three-story building fell under its own weight, covering the sidewalk and areas of the street in debris.

  • Breaking NewsPilot identified as Lewisport man (UPDATED)

    ST. MARKS - State police have identified a pilot critically injured Tuesday when his experimental aircraft crashed near the Perry County Airport.

  • Vintage car rally to rev city's downtown

    TELL CITY - The fourth annual Hemmings Challenge Vintage Car Rally will visit Tell City Thursday, giving residents a look at up to 50 classic vehicles taking part in a five-day race.

    Drivers and their navigators will begin arriving around 11:30 a.m. and will be introduced in front of City Hall as they pass by on Main Street. Teams will park their cars along Main Street and will greet visitors until about 1:30 p.m. They will be treated to lunch in the parish hall at St. Paul Catholic Church before leaving for the return trip to Bowling Green.

  • TC man charged in attack on girlfriend

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with stabbing and choking his girlfriend remained in the Perry County Jail Friday on $25,000 bail and, if convicted, faces years in prison.

    Frankie Tindle, 32, of 1029 N. 11th St. was arrested Monday after police received a call from the victim's daughter. Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the victim, whose name was not released, pulled the child aside and asked her to call police.

    Responding officers found the woman with a minor stab wound to her torso and cuts and abrasions on her face.

  • City re-imposes $1,000-per-month fine

    CANNELTON - Time ran out for a woman to get a historic Cannelton building into a safe, presentable condition by June, and the city's board of public works and safety re-imposed a $,1,000-a-month fine they deferred in December.

    The board imposed the fine on the Heck Building at Sixth and Taylor streets at their Dec. 7 meeting, but deferred it until last month to give Carolyn Barr time to secure it from the elements by ensuring a roof, exterior walls, doors and windows were in place.