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  • Report: Tell City man shot himself with marshal’s gun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man killed during a standoff with U.S. marshals in Hawesville Oct. 22 shot himself after grabbing a marshal’s gun, according to a report released last week.

    Roger D. Pate, 36, was wanted on drug warrants issued in Perry County and had barricaded himself inside a home.

  • Starting Them Young
  • Investigation under way into infant’s death

    CANNELTON – State police detectives aided by the Perry County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death early Friday of an infant found inside an apartment in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall, officers were called at 2:31 a.m. to Golden Years Apartments after paramedics responded to a call about an infant who was not breathing.

  • Mayor: City fared well in recession

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city is sound financially, as shown by a State Board of Accounts report, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Jan. 10 in a State of the City Address.

  • New reserves sworn in

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in three new reserves to the Tell City Police Department Thursday. 

  • Bridge to get repairs, paint

    CANNELTON – “We have a date” for the painting of the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves told The News Wednesday.

  • Offices closing for MLK holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City and Troy will be closed, as will county offices and those at the annex in Cannelton. City offices in Cannelton will be open.

    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week in Tell City.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. Monday’s edition will be in mailboxes Tuesday since there will be no mail delivery Monday.

  • Museum Spotlight

    Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society and Museum.

    The year was 1865. Tell City was put on the map as a community that forever will be known for the manufacturing of fine hand-crafted wooden furniture. Even presidents could not resist some pieces. The Tell City Chair Maker’s Union factory, later the Tell City Chair Co., located on the banks of the Ohio River, was the epicenter of this trade until the final closing whistle.  

  • County’s best on display during documentary’s premiere party

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Capers played host to a packed crowd Thursday, Jan. 6 as community members and leaders gathered for the WNIN premiere of “The Art of Living,” a documentary made by a local man about the community of Perry County.

    Quality of Life Committee members circled the large dining room of the restaurant, greeting residents of the county and sharing their excitement for the project.

  • Council pays fill-in director, retains lawyer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at their first meeting of 2011 to pay an interim recreation director for working to the end of last year, keep their attorney and assign a new member to the county’s recycling-management district.