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  • Flag Day events scheduled for Saturday in Leopold

    New farmers market kicks off July 5

    LEOPOLD - Several Flag Day events are planned in Leopold Saturday. Perry County's Avenue of Flags, a collection of flag-tipped white crosses honoring men and women from the county killed in military service, will be placed in Leopold Park that day.

    A ceremony honoring their memories is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    Chicken and pork-chop dinners will be sold in the park, with serving beginning at 3 p.m. There will be music in the park by Country Breeze after the 6 p.m. ceremony.

  • TC cleanup week under way

    Dumpsters open to city residents 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

    TELL CITY - It's time for Tell City residents to clean out those attics, garages and basements and rid themselves of items they no longer want.

    Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup began today and continues through Thursday.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup day and collected at the same time as bagged trash. No recyclables will be picked up this week and residents' usual weekly trash will still need tags.

  • Wildlife have stake in culvert project

    Aquatic organisms have better chance with bigger pipe

    TELL CITY - Humans and other living things will benefit from replacement of a 6-foot culvert near the south end of Tipsaw Lake with one 28 feet in diameter, according to a fisheries biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Commission responds to tax legislation

    House Bill 1001 affects economic-development fund

    TELL CITY - County attorney Chris Goffinet told Perry County Redevelopment Commission members at a special meeting May 29 new rules affecting them were included in House Bill 1001, which made significant changes to property taxation.

  • With police on his heels, Evanston man drives truck into Ohio River

    Peters swims to safety, then jailed

    TROY - Joshua Peters' shirt apparently matched his actions Thursday night.

    The 25-year-old Evanston man, whose sleeveless black T-shirt featured the words "Wild Life" and images of two wolves, allegedly led police on a chase over county roads and through newly planted cornfields of Spencer County before driving his pickup truck off Troy's boat ramp into the fast-moving Ohio River. Peters swam to safety and waiting officers but his truck bobbed for a short time and sank.

  • Tell City, Hagedorn settle lawsuit

    Attorney will receive $20,000 from city's insurance carrier

    TELL CITY - A civil lawsuit filed last year against Tell City and two of its police officers has been settled in U.S. District Court.

    Tell City attorney Michael H. Hagedorn will receive $20,000 from Cincinnati Insurance under terms of the settlement signed May 27 by Judge Richard Young. Hagedorn filed his case Aug. 24, naming as defendants the city of Tell City and police-department officers John Allen and Marty Haughee.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Fleeing Evanston man survives, truck sinks in river at Troy

    TROY - An Evanston man led police on a pursuit over county roads and through newly planted cornfields of Spencer County Thursday night before driving his pickup truck into the Ohio River at Troy. The suspect swam to safety and waiting officers but his truck sank in the fast-moving water.

    Joshua D. Peters, 25, who lives at 7796 Indiana 70, faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, driving while suspended, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and destruction of evidence.

  • County changes workmen's-compensation insurance plans

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a special meeting May 29 to return to the Indiana Public Employees Plan to provide workmen's-compensation insurance.

    Sarah Chinn, account executive in the Tell City office of Hud International Midwest Limited, explained in a May 27 letter a quote she provided previously, and which the commissioners accepted, was based on an incorrect classification, and she had to withdraw the quote.

  • Hooked on Fishing

    Rainbow Pay Lake hosts annual derby

    DERBY - The fish all swam away but the memories caught Saturday at a fishing derby co-hosted by the Hoosier National Forest and Rainbow Pay Lake may last a lifetime for nearly 100 young anglers.

    It was the 13th year for the event, held for the past several years at the pay lake near Derby. Anglers caught plenty of panfish but whoppers were in no short supply as catfish and striped bass weighing up to 10 pounds were netted and then released.

  • Local man killed in Tuesday accident

    SLAUGHTERS, Ky. - A Tell City man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in Hopkins County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Michael Little, 54, was traveling west on Kentucky 138 around 1:45 p.m. when his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and traveled 146 feet before striking a ditch bank. Police said the vehicle then went airborne, crossed the large ditch and struck the opposite bank.

    Little was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. An obituary appears in today's edition.