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  • Bankers association warns of mystery-shopper scam

    INDIANAPOLIS - A member bank of the Indiana Bankers Association has reported a recent consumer scam involving fraudulent cashier's checks and a bogus mystery shopper business.

    The phony business mails fraudulent cashier's checks in the amount of $4,998 to consumers, with a letter inviting recipients to join the company as a mystery shopper.

  • Newspapers' sale suspended amid crisis in credit markets

    News' parent company may not be sold for yearsNORFOLK, Va. - The crisis in the nation's credit markets has shelved, at least for now, plans to sell Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News.

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday it was suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, including Shelbyville, Ky.-based LCNI.

  • Rides offered to polls Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters needing transportation to the polls Election Day can call either Republican or Democrat headquarters for rides. Republican headquarters can be reached at 548-0000 while Democrats' headquarters can be reached at 547-2744.

  • TC meetings at TCHS Monday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety will meet Monday in the Tell City High School auditorium. The works board meets at 6 p.m., followed by the council at 7.

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  • Rocket-parts carrying vessel draws attention

    312-foot long Delta Mariner bound for Kennedy Space Center

    DODD - Living along the Ohio River for years, Jack Brown has seen all sizes and shapes of watercraft ply the waters of the Ohio River. But Sunday's visitor was in a category by itself.

    The Delta Mariner, a 312-foot-long vessel carrying rocket components to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, drew the attention of several people. The News received photos from Brown (above) and Colleen Smith (below) of Tell City and fielded calls from others who had seen the large craft.

  • Principal boasts of record rate of pride cards

    Media club still needs travel money

    CANNELTON - Forty-one percent of elementary students in Cannelton received pride cards the first nine weeks of the school year, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, calling it the highest percentage issued since the reward system was implemented three years ago.

  • Paramedic honored for saving life

    TELL CITY - A local paramedic who helped save the life of woman trapped inside her burning home was honored last month for his heroism.

    John Gebhard, a paramedic with Perry County Emergency Medical Services, was presented the Otis R. Bowen M.D. Heroic Rescue Award. The honor is named after the state's governor, a physician before taking office in 1973, and recognizes courage and bravery.

    Gebhard received the award during the 28th Annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.

  • Recycling-district trial will benefit city

    Expansion is culprit in baler problems

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will launch a 60- to 90-day trial program in early November that will have Cannelton city workers collect the trash people deliver to the district's site there.

  • Time to Change

    Daylight saving time reverts to standard time Sunday, so don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday. The official changeover occurs at 2 a.m.

    Many fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors when changing their clocks.

    Daylight saving time resumes March 8.

    (In another time-related issue, the government may stop inserting leap seconds into our calendars. A column by Managing Editor Kevin Koelling examines the matter in the Opinion section.)