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  • Imagination library fundraiser

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza has joined efforts with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This program will provide an age-appropriate, hardback book through the mail to every child in Perry County who is registered from birth until their 5th birthday.

    This is a gift from the community to every child in Perry County. Chicago's Pizza will donate a portion of all sales from Tuesday to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

  • Breaking NewsFormer Cannelton Schools Superintendent Thomas indicted

    PIKE COUNTY - A former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools was indicted Thursday for allegedly failing to report child abuse.

    D. John Thomas, 61, superintendent of Pike Central Schools, turned himself in to police, as did Pike Central High School Principal LeAnne Kelly, 46. Both were indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Web-site search tool enhanced

    TELL CITY - Officials at The News' parent company announced Wednesday many of the stories archived before a recent Web-site change are again available.

    People who use the search function to look up old stories can now search beyond those published last November. To do so, simply enter a search term in the box at the top right corner of a Web page. A list of results will appear showing stories going back to November.

  • Cronin jury returns 22 guilty verdicts

    TELL CITY - After a wearying final day that saw him testifying in his own defense, Kenneth Cronin showed little emotion Monday night as jurors in his methamphetamine trial returned one guilty verdict after another, 22 in all, that will likely send the Tobinsport man to prison for decades.

  • Grateful city bids farewell to chief of police

    CANNELTON - Eulogized by friends and fellow police officers who shared warm memories, smiles and the occasional tear, Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems was eulogized Saturday as a man who gave his all: to his family, his community and his profession.

    Kellems, the city's police chief since 2007 and a former sheriff's deputy, died suddenly of an aneurism March 3.

  • Crawford wants more hours for vets officer

    TELL CITY - Ron Crawford made it clear when he addressed the Perry County commissioners March 2 he was speaking as a citizen, not in his role as county-council member. But if it goes anywhere, his own question will return to him.

    "I'm assuming that this is where I would start," he told the commissioners during their regular meeting March 2, "to ask for the funding, then if you approve then it would have to go to the council, and the council would say yeah or nay."

  • Cardboard recyclers could save money by partnering

    TELL CITY - An effort by the Perry County Recycling Management District to increase the amount of cardboard it collects could cost local businesses more, but they could partner with each other to send costs below what they're now paying, district leaders said.

    The district provides trailers to businesses at a cost of $20 or $30 per month, Executive Director Paul Alvey told the district's board of directors at their Feb. 26 meeting.

    Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste has agreed to provide and collect the contents of dumpsters for $35 per month, he said.

  • Agency offers cheap rides to anyone for any purpose

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners seemed amenable to a public-transportation presentation when it was offered in November, Pat Glenn reminded them at their March 2 meeting. They expressed some reservation this month, however, after a taxi-business owner said he feels threatened by a proposal to offer inexpensive rides to anyone for any purpose.

    "Link-N-Go came in and took away business," said Jerry Sprinkle, owner of Marksman Cab Co. "Now Ride Solution is coming in and taking more away."

  • TC board adopts 2009-10 school calendar

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members tentatively approved in a regular meeting Tuesday an academic calendar for next year that will have students graduate May 21.

  • Bills may change library services

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout updated board members on several legislative measures at a March 4 regular meeting.

    Senate Bill 348, which was passed by the Senate and is now in the House for consideration, received some amendments that broke down the original intent of the bill, he told members. The original bill called for a plan to provide universal access to library services but a referendum process was added for any unserved township to back out of the process and Marion County is exempt, he added.