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  • Property taxes due July 22

    TELL CITY - The July 22 deadline for paying spring installments of property-tax bills is nearing.  Several courthouse offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for paying bills and other tax-related business. Offices will also be open until 6 p.m. July 22  Payments can be made at any Old National Bank branch or dropped off at other banking centers in the county.  Property owners can also pay tax bills in person in the treasurer's office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Group works to improve horse-abuse efforts

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners were cautiously interested in an offer from the president of Indiana Horse Rescue to provide animal-control and welfare services for the county's larger animals.

    As the Owensville-based equine division of the Animal Protection Coalition Inc., the organization is primarily interested in horses, but "we have had cases with swine, cows, anything your animal control can't deal with," Tony Caldwell told the commissioners.

  • Tell City man, 21, charged with dealing in marijuana

    TELL CITY - An alleged marijuana sale in broad daylight inside Hagedorn Park Tuesday evening landed a Tell City man in jail on two counts of dealing in the drug.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was being held Friday on $5,505 bail.

  • Security upgrades make progress at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - Work has begun on a new $540,000 perimeter stun fence at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Security Automation Systems of Noblesville is installing the fence, which will be placed on the inside of the existing dual perimeter fence and will encircle the entire facility.

    Construction is expected to last about 90 days. Subcontractors include Electric Plus from Danville and Bullseye Fence Design of Noblesville.

    The News reported in May that two Indiana House members secured funding for an electrified security fence at the facility.

  • Offenders sentenced locally serving time at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction has updated a list of offenders sentenced in Perry County who are currently incarcerated at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The News publishes this information occasionally as a service to the community.

    The state provides the names of offenders, crimes they were convicted of and earliest possible release date.

    • Nicholas Brown, attempted criminal confinement, Aug. 3, 2012.

    • Keith Lammers, theft, receiving stolen property, Sept. 12, 2009.

  • Infant-death trial delayed again

    TELL CITY - A case stemming from an infant's death in 2005 won't go before a jury until 2010.

    About 100 prospective jurors were to have reported to the county courthouse this morning in the case against Heather D. Sandage. However, the prosecution filed an amended criminal charge Thursday, forcing a delay.

  • Tell City woman faces three felony counts of forgery

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman was arrested earlier this month on three counts of forgery, each a Class C felony.

    According to Indiana State Police, Jessica Elaine James, 22, of 6776 Azalea Road, Tell City, forged three checks on a credit-card account. ISP Detective Christopher Cecil said the account's registered owner, Paul Dunn, notified police May 23 that someone had written the checks without his permission. The three checks totaled approximately $5,100.

    James was arrested by Cecil and Trooper Troy Fischer at her home and was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

  • Wellness 2009 appreciation event Thursday

    TELL CITY - All members of the Tell City Wellness Initiative, as well as others interested in an evening of healthy activities, are invited to Hagedorn Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    The appreciation evening for the wellness initiative will include free swimming in John F. Kennedy Pool, tennis, biking and running. Food and drinks will be provided. Attendees can also sign up for the Aug. 8 Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs, which will cap the wellness project. For more information, call Tony Hollinden at 547-3441.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for the Aug. 6 Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the Main Street First State Bank and at Conner Floor covering at 12th and Tell Streets, both in Tell City, or at Cromwell's Owensboro, Ky., office at 1115 Tamarack Road, Suite 500. Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them or for more information.

  • County council asked to back injured-animals fund

    TELL CITY - The Humane Society of Perry County president is continuing a quest to get county officials to help protect injured animals.

    Jim Carter told the county council at a regular meeting June 25 he's still pursuing an effort to ensure dogs and cats hit by cars get help. As The News reported June 22, he had already approached the county commissioners on the issue.