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  • Man sentenced in Sandstone Lane meth case

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man caught last summer with a methamphetamine lab in his home apologized for his actions Monday before being handed a 30-year sentence.

    James L. Story II said he had “worked to get my life back on track” and regretted the actions that affected not only him, but the lives of his parents and other loved ones.  

    Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Story, who agreed under a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, to serve 20 years in prison and another 10 years on probation.

  • Nature Conservancy acquires forestland at Kimball auction

    FRENCH LICK – Kimball International began divesting its forest assets in Indiana and Kentucky earlier this month, offering approximately 27,000 acres in 224 tracts at public auction. The Nature Conservancy attended the auction and after two days of bidding, walked away with four tracts in southern Indiana totaling over 600 acres.

  • Free straw for doghouses

    TELL CITY — The Humane Society of Perry County is giving away free straw for lining doghouses, adding to the organization's program of providing doghouses for those in need.

    The straw can be picked up at the Orscheln Farm and Home Supply in Tell City from noon until closing Saturday.

    For details or to donate used doghouses, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Angel Food Ministries forms available at The News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28.

    There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due Dec. 7 with food delivered Dec. 20 at Branchville United Methodist Church.

    For more information, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com. Menus are available online at www. angelfoodministries.com.

  • Holiday closing local offices

    PERRY COUNTY — Governmental offices and most local utilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

    Courthouse offices will be closed both days, as well as city offices in Tell and Cannelton. State workers, including those at the Tell City License Branch, will also be off work both days.

    There will be no recycling pickup this week.

    Troy's utility office will be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Tell City-Opoly price reduced

    TELL CITY — A limited number of Tell City-Opoly games remain to be sold in a fundraiser for the Tell City High School band program, according to Band Booster Julie Hakes.

    The game's price has been reduced to $10, and “they make excellent Christmas gifts,” she said.

    The games are available at Logos, Celebrations or by calling Patty Hawkins at 547-3731.

  • With 1,300 miles of boundary line, forest has lots of neighbors

    Editor's Note: This article is one of an occasional series sharing information about the Hoosier National Forest. Ross H. Taylor, lands-program manager, provided information for this story.

    TELL CITY — Boundary management is defining the boundary of national forest land and addressing claims against national forest land title.

  • Weekend parade plans set as holiday season nears

    Jolly old Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Council OKs some spending, tables vehicle request

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved a $285,000 additional appropriation for the county’s Division of Family and Children Thursday, in what could be the last action of that kind.

    Under legislation enacted early this year, the state will begin funding the office next year, but Director Georgann Gogel said details about how that will work haven’t been shared with her.

  • Federal law more visible than most

    PERRY COUNTY – A federal law taking effect today won’t be hard to miss as police officers, firefighters, road crews and utility workers all don reflective apparel designed to keep them safer when working near roadways.

    The new law was adopted in 2006 but wasn’t fully binding until today. It requires all workers along roadways – including highway and emergency workers – to wear high-visibility safety gear made of fluorescent yellow-green fabric with reflective stripes.