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Local News

  • Supporters eye funding for local resource center

    TELL CITY – Various organizations met Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church to discuss the next step in trying to form a community resource center in Perry County.

    At the group's first meeting in August, United Way Director Rebecca Fenn told attendants that they want to use a 4Community2 grant to help those in need by creating a resource center with two phases.

  • Theft investigation

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, left, the lead investigator in the case, and Lt. Alan Malone examine items believed to have been purchased Monday and Tuesday with a stolen credit card. Formal charges haven't been filed yet but two people, identified by officers as Cristin K. Turner, 24, and 45-year-old Donald S. King, both of rural Cannelton, were arrested and face charges of theft and credit-card fraud. Police said most of the toys and other items were purchased at Tell City's Wal-Mart with a credit card taken from a relative of Turner's.

  • News collecting non-perishable food items

    The Perry County News is gathering non-perishable food items that will be given to local pantries in time for Christmas.

    Readers are invited to place items inside a box located in the newspaper's foyer through Dec. 5. Items will be distributed to local pantries by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Contributions sought for Shop with a Cop

    Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is seeking donations for its annual Shop with a Cop program that has officers inviting young people for an afternoon of shopping. Contributions can be sent to Shop with a Cop-Perry County FOP, in care of the Tell City Police Department, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Left, Tell City Patrolman Phillip Flamion joins a happy lad for a photo with Santa.

  • News collecting letters

    PERRY COUNTY– The News staff is again gathering letters to Santa Claus from children. Letters will be published in our annual Holiday Greetings section Monday, Dec. 22 — just in time for Santa to read them.

    To ensure we have enough time to prepare letters for publication, we ask that letters be sent to us by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. No letters will be accepted after this date. Look over letters for content and to make sure children’s first and last names are legible.

  • Dance benefits dog-attack victim

    CANNELTON — A dance beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cannelton American Legion hall at 516 Knight St., will raise money to help defray medical and related costs for a 1-year-old child attacked by a dog Oct. 29.

    Chandler Humphrey was to have undergone a third surgery Nov. 11 at Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., for an injury to his forehead.

    His parents, Daniel Humphrey and Ashley Demme, are unable to work due to medical appointments and frequent trips to Louisville. The benefit will feature entertainment by Oddbody.

  • Tell City in line for more sidewalk funds

    INDOT grant for $212,000 will extend Tell Street walkway from library to 19th Street, greenway

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Tell City $212,000 in Local Public Agency funding to pay for a new sidewalk on Tell and 19th streets that will connect the Tell City-Perry County Public Library with a new greenway.

  • Honoring veterans' service
  • Animal advocates seek doghouses
  • Tell City street workers picking up leaves

    TELL CITY - Leaf collection in Tell City is under way, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said Wednesday, and he wants to remind residents of the process crews are using in vacuuming leaves.

    The city has two crews, each armed with a vacuum, working most days. One crew is traveling numbered north-south streets, while the other is working named east-west streets.

    Crews will cross the city thoroughly and tackle Burglen Hills and Fennhaven areas before resuming the cycle, Everly said.

    Residents are asked to rake leaves close to curbs but not to place leaves in gutters.