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  • Brown released without formal charges filed

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man arrested last week for two counts of dealing in marijuana was released Friday after no formal charges were filed.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was released from the county jail. As Monday's News reported, Brown was allegedly spotted July 7 selling marijuana near the John F. Kennedy Pool. In most cases the state has 48 hours from an arrest to file criminal charges. Prosecutors could refile charges later.

  • First of four Schweizer scavenger hunts begins

    TELL CITY - One of the popular events from last year's sesquicentennial is back in 2009: Scavenger hunts.

    This year's hunts will involve businesses in the city. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has hidden a wooden token outside a Tell City business. Here are the clues for finding the token. Remember, the token is outside the business.

    "Now that you have your copy of The Perry County News, start looking for the wooden token downtown. Start at Tassels and work your way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. 

  • CVB seeks partners for visitor-coupon program

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is wrapping up work on a new visitors guide. As a promotion, coupons in the guide allow guests to receive a free gift at the CVB office.

    The bureau is looking for businesses who want to partner in the project, said Bev Minto, executive director of the bureau.

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  • Community center eyed for school campus

    LEOPOLD - Already a hub of community life for the expansive school district, Perry Central's campus might one day have a community center of its own housing an adult-education center, day care facility, business incubator, computer labs and even a small self-service laundry.

  • 4-H'ers big week is here

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2009 King and Queen Contest, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Property taxes due July 22

    TELL CITY - The July 22 deadline for paying spring installments of property-tax bills is nearing.  Several courthouse offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for paying bills and other tax-related business. Offices will also be open until 6 p.m. July 22  Payments can be made at any Old National Bank branch or dropped off at other banking centers in the county.  Property owners can also pay tax bills in person in the treasurer's office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Group works to improve horse-abuse efforts

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners were cautiously interested in an offer from the president of Indiana Horse Rescue to provide animal-control and welfare services for the county's larger animals.

    As the Owensville-based equine division of the Animal Protection Coalition Inc., the organization is primarily interested in horses, but "we have had cases with swine, cows, anything your animal control can't deal with," Tony Caldwell told the commissioners.

  • Tell City man, 21, charged with dealing in marijuana

    TELL CITY - An alleged marijuana sale in broad daylight inside Hagedorn Park Tuesday evening landed a Tell City man in jail on two counts of dealing in the drug.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was being held Friday on $5,505 bail.

  • Security upgrades make progress at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - Work has begun on a new $540,000 perimeter stun fence at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Security Automation Systems of Noblesville is installing the fence, which will be placed on the inside of the existing dual perimeter fence and will encircle the entire facility.

    Construction is expected to last about 90 days. Subcontractors include Electric Plus from Danville and Bullseye Fence Design of Noblesville.

    The News reported in May that two Indiana House members secured funding for an electrified security fence at the facility.