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  • Meth looms large in abuse, neglect cases

    Child-services workers cite impact on children

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part story written in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    PERRY COUNTY - Dirty homes and physical and sexual abuse are problems some children here have to contend with, "but the biggest thing we're seeing is the meth issue," said Amy Tempel, supervisor for the Perry County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • TC musicians earn gold, silver ratings in contests

    TELL CITY - As Tell City High School musicians exited the sight-reading portion of a concert-band competition Saturday, a judge "said that he'd just heard the most musical performance of the weekend so far," Tell City High School Music Director Barry Reasoner told his students.

  • Students earn state awards

    CANNELTON - Perry County's animal shelter and the furry friends-in-waiting who live there have four young, state-certified allies in the Cannelton Media Club.

    This year's media-club membership started out larger, but has dwindled to the handful of 9- and 10-year-olds who now assemble for after-school meetings Tuesdays at Myers Grade School. Their impact, however, is much larger than their size and age indicates. As has become customary for teacher Joan Goble's media-club students, the current group has proven itself worthy of state-level recognition.

  • Second-chance contestant comes home with $10,000

    TELL CITY - Howie Mandel didn't have to utter the words "deal or no deal" for Stormy Huff to come home with $10,000.

    The Tell City resident wasn't a game-playing contestant but won his prize while seeing if he would be while in Hollywood the week of April 14.

    He and four other Hoosiers earned the opportunity for the trip thanks to the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing of "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets.

  • Top job goes to Hendershot

    Mayor promotes 21-year veteran; John Allen new 2nd-in-command

    TELL CITY - Praising police officers and dispatchers Monday for "stepping up to the plate" since the late-February retirement of Police Chief David Faulkenberg, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing promoted Assistant Chief Greg Hendershot to the rank of chief.

    She chose Patrolman John Allen to serve as assistant chief while Alan Malone, the department's detective, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

  • Police, ATF agents seize meth, cash, guns

    Prosecutor wants court to revoke Cronin's bond

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man already free on $100,000 bail in two separate cases was arrested Friday after local and state police and federal agents allegedly found methamphetamine, equipment and supplies used to make the drug, cash and several firearms during a search of two homes.

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has filed a petition to revoke Kenneth R. Cronin's bail and hearings for him and his wife Shannon, are set for today in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Steen unopposed in District 1 primary race

    Editor's Note: The News is continuing to profile local candidates before Indiana's May 6 primary. Republican Brian Steen, seeking the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners, is unopposed in the primary.

    TELL CITY - A resident of Tell City on and off for 46 years, Brian Steen said he came back 12 years ago because he "really missed Tell City and Perry County."

    He told attendees of an April political forum that a slowing economy will bring added challenges to county government.

  • Two officers honored for lifesaving heroism

    TELL CITY - Two police officers, volunteer firemen, a paramedic and a city dispatcher were praised Monday for efforts that saved the life of a Tell City woman trapped earlier this month inside a burning home.

  • Candidates vow to work for students, district taxpayers

    Incumbent, two others seeking seats on Perry Central School Board

    PERRY COUNTY - Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Perry Central Community School Board in the May 6 election. Incumbent board member Kevin Etienne is running for a second four-year term. Tim Edwards and Carl "Joe" Flamion are also seeking seats.

  • Stir-N-Up Hope

    Therapeutic-riding class helps riders overcome obstacles

    "I can't believe she's paying attention," Amy Causey says, smiling as she watches her daughter, Alyssa, do exercises while balancing atop Lady.

    "We heard about (Stir-N-Up Hope) years ago and have been on the waiting list for three years," Amy continued, her smile getting brighter, saying her daughter wasn't afraid the first time she got on the horse. "She's fearless." The lessons, the Newburgh woman said, help first-year student Alyssa better focus on tasks and obey rules.