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  • Authorities ID body found in river

    Hanover man fell from boat dock June 5

    ROME - A body pulled from the Ohio River June 8 near Rome has been identified as that of a Hanover man who fell from a boat dock three days earlier.

    Boaters on the Ohio River near Stephensport discovered the body that afternoon and contacted Breckinridge County authorities, including the county's rescue team.

    According to a story in the June 11 issue of the Breckinridge County Herald-News, the body was recovered and taken ashore near Addison and turned over to County Coroner Tim Bandy.

  • Roof work to begin at TCHS

    TELL CITY - Work scheduled to begin this week will replace a roof on the 1928 portion of Tell City High School that has suffered "some penetrations" maintenance director Kenny Kleeman attributed to the ventilation system.

    Insulated Roofing Contractors of Louisville, Ky., will replace the 13- to 14-year-old roof for $37,897, said Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne. "We'll have a good roof with a 10-year warranty."

    The money was available in the corporation's capital-improvement budget, he said.

  • Council questions chief on fuel costs

    Kellems says officers cut driving in half

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems fielded questions about his department's gas consumption at a June 9 common-council meeting.

    "Fuel (costs are) near and dear to me," he said. "I'm on my guys all the time."

    He added the price of a gallon of gas is projected to hit $4.50 by July.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Boat, trolley, train rides join balloon race, parade, bands for Tell City's 150-year festivities

    Saturday, August 2

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Day

    8 a.m. - Barbecue contest

    (noon judging)

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Self-guided walking tour of historical sites; tour starts at the Tell City Historical Society Museum located at 9th and Franklin streets. Maps are available at the museum. Sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society

    Noon - Flood movie presented by the Tell City Historical Society at the museum, 9th and Franklin streets

  • Airport awarded $457,000 federal grant

    FAA funds will be used to construct perimeter fence

    PERRY COUNTY - A $456,950 Federal Aviation Administration grant to the Perry County Airport Authority will allow a new wildlife fence to be placed around the county's municipal airport.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced FAA grants to Perry County's airport and 16 others across the state last week.

    The new fence will prevent wildlife such as deer and turkeys from entering airport property, where they could pose a danger to taxiing aircraft and planes landing or taking off.

  • Red Cross hosting two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will host blood drives this month, allowing donors to give the gift of life.

    A drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital. A June 30 event at Wal-Mart is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Junk out the door
  • Local Relay For Life efforts net $55,740

    Downtown Brown leads teams with $11,880 raised

    LEOPOLD - The sun wasn't far up the eastern sky when triumphant but tired walkers gathered on the north end of Perry Central's track Sunday morning to hear a recap of their efforts on behalf of Relay for Life.

    Teams' months of work holding yard sales, placing collection jars at local businesses and waiting tables at local restaurants raised a combined $55,740.22 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Spirit of Jefferson visiting Aug. 8-9

    Paddlewheeler joins Tell City's sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - The fast-approaching celebration of Tell City's sesquicentennial won't lack ties to the body of water that helped power its growth over 150 years, the Ohio River.

    The Spirit of Jefferson, a classic paddle wheeler based in Louisville, Ky., will visit the city Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, for five public cruises. Excursions include a Friday-evening dinner cruise and a Saturday-night getaway that will offer an up-close look at a fireworks show capping the weeklong celebration.

  • Cannelton gets new street chief, part-time policeman

    City leaders approve funding for electronic traffic tickets

    CANNELTON - Cannelton has a new street commissioner, Mayor Smokey Graves announced at public-works and council meetings Monday.

    He also bumped a reserve police officer to part-time status to replace another who took a job at the Branchville Correctional Facility.