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  • Tort claim alleges excessive use of force by police

    Attorney claims client was injured by Tell City officer

    TELL CITY - A tort-claim notice sent by a local attorney last week alleges a Tell City police officer used excessive force during an April search of a home, using an electric stun gun on his client without provocation.

    The notice was sent to county commissioners by Tell City attorney S. Rod Acchiardo but names Tell City Police Department and Patrolman Roger Smith, not the county, as parties to the claim. The document threatens to seek legal action against the city and the officer to obtain compensation.

  • Cannelton Fall Fest Oct. 28

    CANNELTON - The 63rd annual Parent-Teacher Organization Cannelton Fall Fest begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Admission is 25 cents if not in costume and an expanded concession stand will be available for families who would like to eat dinner at the event. Events include door prizes, games, raffle, cake walk and masquerade parade. Three winners will be named in four divisions, ages 5 and younger, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 and older.

  • Patoka Lake special events begin Friday

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will hold its annual Autumn Getaway Weekend Friday and Saturday.

    Friday enjoy "friendship stew" at the modern campgrounds center shelterhouse. Bring canned goods to add to the soup at 5 p.m. and bring tableware, preferred drinks and snack items for vegetable soup at 7 p.m.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday entertainment includes crafts, games and activities for all ages.

    Bring a white T-shirt for tie dying. Look for the tents by the playground near the modern campgrounds gatehouse. At 10 a.m. Janet Eger, district forester, will lead a forest walk.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival will be held Saturday on Washington Street in Cannelton. A full schedule of activities is planned with food and vendor booths opening at 10 a.m.

    Several local musicians will perform throughout the day, featuring folk, blues, contemporary and original music.

    Children's activities include pumpkin painting, games and face painting.

    The Perry County Courthouse Museum, along with local churches, businesses and schools, will be open for tours. Guided walking historic and haunted-history tours will also be offered.

  • Tell City grad among Cosmo's top bachelors

    Residents can vote in magazine's contest

    TELL CITY - It took two phone calls for Steven Goodson to believe that he was really going to compete for Cosmopolitan magazine's 2008 Bachelor of the Year.

    He didn't believe the first phone call but after the second, Goodson decided to call the number back to see what was going on. After he got Cosmopolitan magazine's phone message, the 2001 Tell City High School graduate said he became a believer.

  • County surveyor's race contested

    Incumbent cites experience, other claims technological knowledge

    TELL CITY - The incumbent county surveyor and his challenger in the November election explained at a public forum Sept. 25 why voters should select them when completing their ballots. Democrat Glenn M. Etienne, 17435 S. Leopold Circle Road, Leopold, is challenging incumbent Republican Harold E. Lynch, 12224 North Street, St. Croix.

  • Board considers school renovations

    Public input still sought on multi-million-dollar plans

    TELL CITY - School-board and committee members met Thursday to discuss construction options for Tell City High School in what Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne called one more step toward deciding on a plan to go forward with.

  • Tell City council adopts budget, OKs pay raises

    Employees get $728 salary increase for 2009

    TELL CITY - A $4 million budget adopted Sept. 25 by the Tell City Common Council will cover modest raises next year for city employees. The city's budget, which received no comments from the public during a hearing earlier in the month, forms the city's spending plan for next year and project's total general-fund expenditures of $3.2 million.

    Within the various accounts that fall under general fund, the mayor's office is budgeted for nearly $60,000 to cover wages, supplies and other services.

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  • Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday, Friday

    TROY - The Troy Water Department will flush fire hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when crews are working in their areas. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.