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  • Tractor overturns, driver OK

    The Perry County Sheriff's Department said the driver of a tractor that overturned on a bridge near Doolittle Mills Tuesday evening suffered only minor cuts. Deputy Daymion Marsh said Garth Steckler was driving the tractor, which is owned by Bill Lynch. Marsh said one of the tractor's wheels caught on the side of the bridge and burst, causing the tractor and baler to overturn.

  • Police charge woman with ID theft

    TELL CITY - A state-police investigation that lasted nearly a year led to the arrest last week of a Cannelton woman on nine counts of fraud.

    Dawn M. Hockenberry, 34, of 37A Pleasant Valley Drive, allegedly stole identifying information from two Cannelton residents and used the data to obtain student loans and other lines of credit. ISP Detective Chris Cecil said the victims had no knowledge of the loans until they began receiving collection notices. The alleged fraud began in late 2007 and totaled $32,000, Cecil said.

  • TC School Board elects officers for year ahead

    TELL CITY - An annual reorganization, selection of bread, milk and fuel providers and personnel actions were among agenda items at a regular meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board July 17.

    Larry Bryant was named the board's president and Jerry Hoagland moved from that position to the vice-president's chair in a reorganization that also allowed Debbie Reed to retain her secretary's role.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    Monica Flamion was the winner of a $25 chamber of commerce gift certificate for finding the first token in a four-part business scavenger hunt. The token was taped to the back of a newsbox in front of The Perry County News. Tokens will be hidden on the exterior of businesses. Prizes can be claimed at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    This week's clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    Schaefer & Paulin

    Obrecht House

    Tell City Chair

    Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    City Hall

    Capers/IOOF

  • Music in the Park semifinalsts
  • Brunner seeking host families for Center for Cultural Interchange

    PERRY COUNTY - Area residents have an opportunity to participate in cultural exchange. Both American students and potential host families are provided this chance through the Center for Cultural Interchange, a nonprofit organization.

  • Spencer County preparing for Lincoln jubilee

    SPENCER COUNTY - After almost two years of celebrating, the Spencer County Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee will host a culminating Lincoln jubilee Aug. 3-9.  

    The series of events, which will begin in St. Meinrad Aug. 3 and  offer something for all ages and interests, serve as a finale for the local Lincoln Bicentennial.

    Aug. 3: St. Meinrad Community Lincoln Heritage Day and Concert

  • Questions remain about combining county positions

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Plan Commission met July 14 and decided they're "in favor of keeping things the way they are," county planning and zoning assistant Darlene Fischer told the county commissioners at their regular meeting the following day.

  • 2010 census efforts begin

    TELL CITY - The official 2010 Census Day isn't until April but a committee in Tell City is already beginning its job of ensuring every resident of the city is counted. The husband-and-wife team leading the charge said the benefits of a complete count will not only ensure a brighter future for Tell City but Perry County and Indiana.

  • Tip line established as search for two offenders continues

    MICHIGAN CITY - Two prison escapees, including a convicted rapist who lived in Spencer County before being convicted, remained at large Friday after he and two others escaped from the maximum-security Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

    Aa tipline has been established at (800) 782-7463 or at www.wetip.com.  Anyone reporting information can remain anonymous.