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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.


  • 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.

  • Offenders sentenced locally serving time at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction has updated a list of offenders sentenced in Perry County who are currently incarcerated at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The News publishes this information occasionally as a service to the community.

    The state provides the names of offenders, crimes they were convicted of and earliest possible release date.

    • Nicholas Brown, attempted criminal confinement, Aug. 3, 2012.

    • Keith Lammers, theft, receiving stolen property, Sept. 12, 2009.

  • Infant-death trial delayed again

    TELL CITY - A case stemming from an infant's death in 2005 won't go before a jury until 2010.

    About 100 prospective jurors were to have reported to the county courthouse this morning in the case against Heather D. Sandage. However, the prosecution filed an amended criminal charge Thursday, forcing a delay.

  • Tell City woman faces three felony counts of forgery

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman was arrested earlier this month on three counts of forgery, each a Class C felony.

    According to Indiana State Police, Jessica Elaine James, 22, of 6776 Azalea Road, Tell City, forged three checks on a credit-card account. ISP Detective Christopher Cecil said the account's registered owner, Paul Dunn, notified police May 23 that someone had written the checks without his permission. The three checks totaled approximately $5,100.

    James was arrested by Cecil and Trooper Troy Fischer at her home and was lodged in the Perry County Jail.