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  • Republicans applaud McCain's VP choice

    TELL CITY - Even when anti-war protesters caused a commotion in the crowd Thursday night, Sen. John McCain didn't miss a beat during his speech accepting his party's nomination for president, telling the crowd not to be distracted by "static."

    Perry County Republicans watched the Arizona senator's speech at party headquarters in Tell City and applauded him and his choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

  • Blessings by the box

    Angel Food Ministries helping families stretch their dinner dollars

    PERRY COUNTY - Kenny Ambrose has no doubt that a nationwide outreach ministry that distributes hundreds of thousands of boxes filled with high-quality food each month is catching on in Perry County.

    People hearing about the program that offers $30 boxes of high-quality food valued at $60 or more keep ringing his phone or stopping him on the street.

  • County officials struggle with budget requests

    Clerk, veterans' officer seek position boosts, EMS wants ambulance upgrade

    TELL CITY - The Perry County clerk, veterans-services officer and director of emergency medical services pleaded for extra funding before the county council Wednesday, but Council President Pete Franzman said extra money is unlikely to be available in the 2009 budget.

    County Clerk Doris Davis said she needs to convert a part-time position to full time to avoid losing the person filling it.

  • Perry County tracts part of Kimball sale

    27,000 acres being offered at auction

    PERRY COUNTY - Kimball International plans to sell 27,000 acres it owns in Indiana and Kentucky, a decision that will place four tracts of Perry County forestland, totaling about 480 acres, on the auction block.

    The Jasper-based company announced this month it will auction its large holdings of undeveloped land used for many years to provide lumber for its manufacturing operations. Auctions dates are Nov. 6-8.

  • Oh, how it burns
  • File soon for tax deductions

    TELL CITY - County Auditor Connie A. Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2009. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Deputy completes academy training

    CANNELTON - Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputy Daymion Marsh graduated Aug. 22 from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy in Plainfield.

    The 15-week course consists of more than 600 hours of training in a variety of areas, including criminal and traffic law, firearms, emergency-vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness, accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence and sexual assault, water-rescue training, crime prevention and drug and narcotics investigations.

  • Former TC resident attends convention

    Former Tell City resident Taryn Bays attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver and writes about the experience in a guest column appearing in our Opinion section. To read it, simply click on the word, "Opinion" near the top of this page, then use the scroll button to find the headline, "Obama revives promise."

  • Local man charged with child molesting

    CANNELTON - Perry County sheriff's department deputies arrested a rural Cannelton man Sunday on a felony count of child molesting.

    Troy G. Ingle, 22, of 6735 Scotch Pine Road, Cannelton, was lodged in the Perry County Jail and held on $20,005 bail. The probable-cause affidavit filed in the case does not say when the alleged molestation occurred. Formal criminal charges were to be filed this week and Ingle is scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. Friday for an initial hearing.

  • Frymire's winter prediction: a cold, snowy January

    PERRY COUNTY - The late-summer heat is still with us but winter isn't far off. That means cold, snow and ice in the not-so-distant future.

    What kind of winter lies ahead? Dick Frymire, the famed weather prognosticator from Irvington, Ky., is calling for a winter season dotted with several small and medium-sized snowfalls and a mid-winter cold snap that will take the mercury well below zero.