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  • Sheriff declines pay raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Sheriff Lee Chestnut asked the county council at a regular meeting Thursday to rescind a raise four of its members granted him for next year.

    He said for an Oct. 17 News report he hadn’t asked for the $3,000 pay hike suggested by Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. and supported by Councilmen Jim Adams, Alan Cassidy and Stan Goffinet. Chestnut also said he wasn’t aware it was to be proposed.

  • Daum, Kohnert seek District 2 council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Voters in Tell City’s Ward 2 will decide one of two contested races next week for common council. Seeking election to their first public office Nov. 8 are Democrat Edward Joseph Daum and Republican Julie (Conner) Kohnert.

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  • Energy-efficiency efforts pay off for wastewater utility

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Energy-efficient motors and other equipment now at work in Tell City’s newly renovated and expanded sewage-treatment plant have earned the community recognition from its power supplier.

    The Indiana Municipal Power Agency presented the utility and city a check for $10,000 Thursday as part of a Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program that rewards energy savings.

  • 2011 special holiday picture postmark selected

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Post Office has selected the 2011 special picture postmark for this Christmas season. The post office is offering the postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail in December again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives more than 400,000 pieces of mail in December. During the rest of the year, only 13,000 pieces of mail are processed each month. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • Police clear man after traffic stop

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  • Medicine chest cleanout Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local organizations will again partner from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday to help county residents clean out their medicine cabinets.

    People can take outdated or unneeded prescription or nonprescription drugs and used syringes to the fire station in Tell City or the family practice clinic off of Indiana 37 near Leopold.

  • A soft spot for horses

    Story and pictures by Trista Lutgring

    PERRY COUNTY – As you head east on Indiana 66 toward Tobinsport, there is a little road called River Forest. On this road is a small farm where seven horses roam, grazing on the green grass, playing with each other and getting into a little trouble.

    “Some of them are pond swimmers,” Jo Sodrel, a member of Indiana Horse Rescue South, said, describing a group of rescue horses that have a knack for swimming across a pond into other pastures on the farm to join the other horses.

  • Commodores surprise themselves at semistate

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “Saturday was an awesome day,” Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday about the Marching Commodores’ performance in semistate competition Saturday. “The kids had a pretty good show, and we were just happy to be there. That was our goal all year, to make semistate for the first time, so we were just super pleased to be there in the first place.”

    The students and their instructor were pleasantly surprised at the judges’ view of their show.