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  • Cannelton parade plans set for Nov. 27

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Christmas Parade will be Friday, Nov. 27. Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Auxiliary 142 and Sons of the American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

  • TC Christmas parade set for 4 p.m. Nov. 29

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Tell City Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Sunday, Nov. 29.

    Lineup begins at 3 p.m.  in the Tell City High School parking lot with the parade beginning at 4 p.m.

    The route will travel west on Tell Street and then turn south on Main Street and continue to Washington Street. To aid judges, all entries should be identified with a sign identifying the sponsoring organization.

  • Tennis team on Fox 7 quiz show

    EVANSVILLE - The Tell City tennis team will compete against the Mater Dei journalism team Friday during a morning quiz show on Fox 7 News.

    The first round will be broadcasted around 6:40 a.m. with the second round occurring later in the show. Members of the team are Nathan Ramsey, Patrick Hagedorn, Trent Wheatley, Greg Hollinden, Mike Richmer, Chris Kohnert, Jacob Miller and Anajan Kashyab. Only four members of the team will be allowed to compete while the others watch and offer their support in the audience.

  • Auditor reminds residents of property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY — County Auditor Connie A. Berger would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions and exemptions.  The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.  Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2010.    Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status.

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Breaking News Cannelton dentist charged with aiming handgun at, threatening to kill juveniles

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton dentist is lodged in the Perry County Jail under a $65,000 cash-only bond after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

    Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker at  8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

  • Bolin brings experience to marshal's job

    TROY - A veteran officer with years of experience in town law enforcement has been named the new marshal in Troy.

    The appointment was made official last month by the town council, when its members named Tim Bolin to the vacant marshal's position. The community had been without a marshal several months.

  • Project will trim energy costs at CHS

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will undergo approximately $850,000 worth of work to improve energy efficiency after the first of the year, according to Principal and Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    School-board members approved the work at a regular meeting Tuesday, which had been rescheduled from Oct. 28.

    Heating and air-conditioning, lighting and windows can be upgraded while school is in session, Chapman said, because some vacant classrooms offer space to move students as needed.

  • Panic alarm sounds from inside trash truck

    TELL CITY - A trash compactor set off an alarm recently that the county auditor heard about, even though she was in the state capital at the time.

    "We were in lockdown last week," Auditor Connie Berger said before a special county-council meeting Friday, scheduled to consider the purchase of a used ambulance. A panic button fell from its place in a county-courthouse office into a trash can, she said, and found its way into the back of a trash truck.

  • Tax bills due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners have until Tuesday to pay fall property-tax bills. Payments can be made at local banks and at the treasurer's office, which will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Payments can also be made online. Information is located on tax statements. For more information call the treasurer's office at 547-4816.

  • Tell Citians to see decrease in electric rates in 2010

    TELL CITY - The start of a new year will mean the start of lower wholesale electric rates for 52 communities in the state of Indiana. Beginning Jan. 1, members of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency will see a decrease in electricity charges from the power supplier.

    Ratepayers in Tell City will see a 5.6-percent decrease in its wholesale rates, while the actual decrease in retail rates to customers will be slightly less.