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  • Federal law enforcement officer involved in crash

    TELL CITY – A federal law-enforcement officer escaped injury Sunday when he lost control of his patrol vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 37 and Indiana 70.

    Donald Kidd, who is assigned to the Hoosier National Forest, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after complaining of chest pain. Kidd lost control of his vehicle and struck a gate at the Indiana Department of Transportation garage at the intersection and then traveled down an embankment.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident.

  • Alvey promoted to assistant superintendent at BCF

    TELL CITY – Branchville Correctional Facility and the Indiana Department of Correction have named Kathy Alvey as the new assistant superintendent of re-entry. She will oversee most aspects of offender re-entry, including recreation, classification, post-release housing, program placement and community services.

  • Patriotic display

    Branchville Correctional Facility offender Nicholas Sengthong adjusts a flag on an Independence Day display of the Avenue of Flags placed in front of the county courthouse. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Perry Central school board reorganizes for year

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Community School Corp. Board of Trustees reorganized July 11 during their regular meeting.

    Larry James will remain president of the board with Earla Williams serving as vice president. Kevin Etienne was selected as secretary and assistant secretary will be Tim Edwards.

    Board members also voted to keep the regular monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month, with the executive board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. and the regular session at 7:30 p.m.

  • Movies at Sunset series continues

    TELL CITY – The weather may be blistering hot but once the sun goes down, things will cook in Sunset Park Thursday for the third installment of a free film series.

    Movies at Sunset, sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association, is taking place each Thursday in July in the park. Licensing rules prevent the association from publicly announcing the name of the film through the media but the group’s president, Cheri Taylor, said the flick stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith “dressed in a certain color to protect the Earth from aliens.”

  • Local leaders lend support to AT&T takeover of T-Mobile

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council was the latest of several local government entities adopting resolutions of support for a proposed merger of cell phone-Internet companies that some people say will increase everybody’s bills.

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  • Overgrown home points to problem with recent law

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Until it was cleaned up, a home across the street from that of Mary Freeman Snyder in the 4000 block of Indiana 66 in Cannelton was an example of a problem plaguing city officials for some time and made worse by legislation enacted in 2007.

  • Traffic stop leads to five meth arrests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop Tuesday night triggered an investigation that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick stopped a Ford sport-utility vehicle on Schiller Street in Tell City for an equipment violation. Shadwick said he had received information that the vehicle might be involved in illegal drug activity.

  • Ride will help animal-care group

    ROCKPORT – A Pals for Paaws benefit ride will be conducted July 24 from Steve’s American Cycle in Rockport.

    Sign-in will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will leave at 11. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Proceeds will go to Pals for Paaws, which provides shelter, food and care services for rescued animals and needs community support, according to Director Dottie Childers. She provides pet-care blog entries at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat Web site.