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Local News

  • Troy's 2-day spring cleanup this week

    TROY - Several items of interest to residents were discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the Troy Town Council, including spring cleanup Thursday and Friday.

    No chemicals, appliances or air conditioners with Freon or very large items will be accepted and residents should have things they want to dispose of set out by 7 a.m. Thursday.

    Troy's planning and zoning board will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the town hall.

  • Rite of spring ready to bloom for 47th time

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns Saturday and Sunday, extending a local spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.

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  • Fleet-footed officers catch escapee

    TELL CITY - Two Tell City police officers, acting on a tip Wednesday night, arrested a man who allegedly failed to return to a Daviess County, Ky. jail.

    Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Philip Flamion arrested Jason Carman near the Days Inn. Patrons inside the adjacent Borderline Cantina recognized Carman from a television news program and called police. Carman ran when he saw officers, but was quickly captured.

    News accounts said Carman was allowed to leave the Daviess County Detention Center April 10 to attend his grandfather's funeral, but never returned.

  • Drug-case prison sentence stayed

    TELL CITY - A man arrested by police at a methamphetamine lab on Sandstone Lane in 2007 will avoid prison if he successfully completes the county's drug-court program, but faces up to six years of electronic monitoring.

  • Floodwall mural work resumes in Tell City

    TELL CITY - "It is that time again. The wall is calling me," artist Emilie Young said of upcoming work sessions on Tell City's latest floodwall murals.  Below is a list of hours for the next three weeks, weather permitting.

    She will  begin by finishing the panel depicting Ohio River flood before moving on to finish two other panels. "There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteers to come out and help.  If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please have them e-mail me, and I will add them to my volunteer list," she said.

  • Correction

    The News incorrectly reported Thursday that Nancy Hensley identified herself as a former correctional officer during an April 11 meeting about the March 20 escape of prisoners from Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Breaking NewsArrests made in 12-year-old murder case

    TELL CITY - Twelve springs have passed since the body of 21-year-old Deborah (Mills) Cioe was found along Highwater Road. On Wednesday, a Perry County grand jury indicted two men for causing her death in 1997.

    Arrested were Thomas E. Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas D. Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville. Both face charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • TC schools chief to stay

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Superintendent Ron Etienne will stay another two years, Jerry Hoagland announced at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    "We interviewed several applicants," the school-board president said, "and the best conclusion was to talk the current superintendent into staying two more years."

    Etienne came out of retirement in 2004 to take the corporation's leadership slot, but had announced he intended to step down  this year.  

  • Tell City hosting cycling grand prix

    TELL CITY - Tell City's downtown streets will test the mettle of more than 100 bicyclists Saturday for the William Tell Grand Prix.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the county's greenway committee and the Ohio Valley Velo-Elite Development Cycling Team are sponsoring the nine races Saturday that form the fourth race of the 2009 McDonalds Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series.

    "I was told to expect between 100 and 200 racers and a lot of them will bring their families," said Bev Minto, the CVB's director.

  • Growth Spurt

    Chris Wilson, a fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School, has his height checked by Perry County Memorial Hospital's Caryn Weiss during his school's family health fair Tuesday. The event offered a gym full of booths offering health and fitness information, screenings and nutritional snacks. Other attractions included canine and gymnastic demonstrations and a spaghetti supper. Perry Central's health fair is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and will include similar booths, activities, a free soup-and-salad supper, safety demonstrations and library-book sale.