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  • Walk-to-School Day

    William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble, left, joined more than 250 students, teachers, parents and others in walking to the school Friday morning. Marking International Walk to School in the USA, the group marched from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to William Tell. During a brief talk before students headed to classes, Noble shared news about fundraising efforts for a new walking trail on school grounds that will complement a sidewalk the city plans to construct along Tell Street to connect the school and the library.

  • Burn ban lifted

    A ban on outdoor burning issued for Perry County Sept. 25 has been lifted.

    Steve Hauser, director of emergency management for Perry County, said the ban was lifted at 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday) by authority of the county's fire chiefs.

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  • Arrest made in break-ins

    TELL CITY - Formal charges haven't been filed yet but police said a man arrested Saturday is responsible for several break-ins.

    Joshua A. Maffia, 33, of 1222 Washington St., Cannelton, was jailed on preliminary charges of four counts of burglary and six counts of theft.

    Lt. Alan Malone said Maffia will be charged with several break-ins that took place over the past month, including burglaries in the 400 blocks of 11th, 12th and 13th streets and in the 100 block of 16th Street.

  • Cards offer drug savings

    PERRY COUNTY - The United Way of Perry County has joined the national FamilyWize Partnership, which offers discount prescription cards to the uninsured.

    Savings "come directly from the pharmacies themselves and we are so thankful for their generosity," said Rebecca Fenn, United Way director.

    "All of our local pharmacies, Werner's, Wal-Mart and CVS, accept the discount cards, which save an average of about $17 per prescription."

    The cards are available at Catholic Charities, local food pantries, schools, CVS and Wal-Mart. Or call 547-2577 or visit www.familywize.org.

  • Walk to School Day postponed to Friday

    TELL CITY - Rain Wednesday morning has postponed William Tell Elementary School's observance of International Walk to School Day to Friday morning.

    Students will gather at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 7:15 a.m. and begin walking toward the elementary school at 7:30 a.m. Supervision will be available after 7:15 a.m.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing will address the group after the walk.

  • Investigation leads to arrest

    TELL CITY - A report of gunshots in the area of Braunie's Bar early Saturday led to the arrest of a Cannelton man on charges of intimidation and illegal possession of a handgun. Tell City police officers responded to the report of shots being fired in the 300 block of Main street and Officer Heather Glenn located several 9-millimeter rounds in the area of the business. Police began searching for a suspect, identified as Derrick W. Vogt, 28, and located the man later that morning in Cannelton.

    Formal charges are expected to be filed this week. Cannelton police assisted.

  • TC man jailed after fight

    TELL CITY - A Friday-night fight inside the Alpine led to the arrest of a man on several charges, Assistant Tell City Police Chief John Allen said Tuesday.

    Joel Barnett, 47, of 1047 Ninth St. faces charges of battery, criminal recklessness and aggravated battery. He allegedly pulled a knife during an altercation and stabbed Danny Henson.

  • Woman found dead at Saddle Lake camp area

    GATCHEL - The county coroner's office and the U.S. Forest Service's law-enforcement division are investigating the weekend death of a woman at the Saddle Lake Campground.

    A friend discovered Clara Ash, 40, of 13360 Mason drive, Tell City, unconscious Saturday morning and attempted CPR. County Coroner Darrel Riley said an autopsy did not identify an immediate cause of death and he is awaiting results of toxicology tests. Riley said the woman was taking prescription medication for chronic pain and had been drinking the previous evening.

  • Autopsy results pending in offender's death

    BRANCHVILLE - A Branchville Correctional Facility inmate who suffered an apparent asthma attack died Oct. 2 at Perry County Memorial Hospital, County Coroner Darrel Riley said this week.

    Marci Howard, 44, had a medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma and was brought to the prison infirmary complaining of shortness of breath. An autopsy did not turn up any trauma and toxicology results are pending, Riley said.

    Anyone who dies in custody is required to undergo a postmortem exam.