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  • 32-year-old jailed after firing handgun near TCHS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly fired a gun during a dispute with a girlfriend Friday evening, triggering a manhunt that led officers to Cannelton, where the suspect was later arrested.

    Christopher Barnett, 32, faces charges of criminal recklessness, unauthorized use of a handgun, intimidation, domestic battery and public intoxication.

  • TC teenager charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire suspected of being deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

    Matthew R. Sabelhaus, son of the home’s owner, Suzette Sabelhaus, was jailed Tuesday night on a Class B felony count of arson.

    Police said the 18-year-old called 911 to report the fire at 7 William Tell Blvd. at 1:52 p.m. Asked by a 911 operator what was on fire, Sabelhaus allegedly said the bed in his room was burning.

  • Arson charge expected in Burglen Hills house fire

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire believed to have been deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

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  • Commissioners approve animal control ordinance

    TELL CITY – During their meeting Dec. 28, Perry County Commissioners finally approved the 29-page animal control ordinance for the county.

    The only changes that had been made to the ordinance from the commissioner’s last meeting Dec. 5 was a word change under the heading for kennel, cattery and breeders’ permits.

    “It was one little word,” said county auditor Connie Berger in a phone call to The News Friday. “They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may.”

  • A look at some of the year’s headlines

    Merger unites Cannelton, Tell City libraries

    It had been discussed a few times between both boards, but it wouldn’t be until last year that board members of the Cannelton Public Library and the Tell City-Perry County Library went ahead with plans to merge both libraries under one district.

  • Marsh promoted to chief deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Daymion Marsh, a Perry County sheriff’s deputy for the past four years, has been named chief deputy. Sheriff Lee Chestnut made the announcement last week.

  • Noble’s expands produce section

    TELL CITY – Noble’s IGA recently expanded its produce section and now offers a larger variety of items.

  • Weekend food backpacks serve kids at risk of hunger

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Louann Oberhausen, chairwoman of a weekend backpack program serving local students.
    PERRY COUNTY – A recent news article reported that nearly one in four children lives in poverty. Even mild undernutrition experienced by young children may lead to reductions in physical growth and affect brain development.
    A local Weekend Food Back Pack Program helps fill the gaps for children who rely on free lunches during the school week.

  • Shubael Little Pioneer Village hosts candlelight tour

    Supporters of the Shubael Little Pioneer Village gathered Dec. 17 for a candlelight tour of the village. Traditional refreshments were served in each of the cabins as an Old-time Santa and strolling carolers regaled visitors.

    The event serves as a thank-you to members of the Friends of the Village group. To join the group, or to learn more about how it helps support the mission of the village, write to 7590 E. State Road 66, Cannelton or call Chuck Poehlein at 719-1401.