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  • Gatchel residents kill five wolf-like animals

    Pack mauls family dog

    GATCHEL - If she had been home at the time, she'd probably be in the hospital now, too, Paula Patton said Thursday. She would have rushed outside to protect her dog.

    Kasey, a 15-pound Jack Russel-Yorkshire terrier mix and one of three dogs belonging to the Ray and Paula Patton family, was attacked at approximately 4:45 a.m. Wednesday by a pack of large canines they think are wolf-dog hybrids.

    "She's going to be at the vet's office at least a week, Ray said. "She was tore up pretty good."

  • Business-aid loans on hold in Cannelton

    Council approves ordinance for economic-development borrowers

    CANNELTON - Two requests for economic-development loans discussed by Cannelton city leaders a week ago have stalled, one due to a zoning problem and the other because paperwork wasn't provided in time.

    The latter was a request from Tell City residents Jeff and Cathy Dixon, who hope to launch a Chicago-style hot-dog operation in the Covered Wagon dance venue.

  • Young graduates
  • CVB showcases Perry County

    As my first-year employment date as executive director nears, I've been reflecting on the idea of what I used to think the Perry County Convention and Visitor Bureau did. I come from a travel background and was sure I knew whatever the job threw my way, I would have encountered it before. Boy, was I ever mistaken. One, I had never weighed-in a largemouth bass at a fishing tournament or had the thrill of seeing the first turkey shot of the season. Who knew the exciting wonders I would learn in this position.

  • Franzman elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Councilman Pete Franzman was elected district vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

  • Troy's clerk-treasurer quits

    Board revisits elimination of town-marshal position

    TROY - A resignation from one position and the possibility of eliminating another topped talks at Troy's town council meeting Wednesday evening.

    Clerk-Treasurer Vicki Tuggle turned in her resignation letter May 9 in light of possible prosecution against her for allegedly not doing her duties. The News reported May 8 the town's council and utility board received a letter from the county prosecutor's office citing a town audit that allegedly showed certain duties have not been done.

  • Food pantry moves to OAKS
  • CORRECTED - Substance-abuse workshops to be offered Thursday

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City for the public and specialized groups.

  • Meth cleanup all-day job in Cannelton

    Police: Home crammed with drug-lab trash

    CANNELTON - State and local police labored Monday afternoon and evening to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

    Timothy Sides, 46, faces a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth and several other related charges, including possession of the drug and ingredients used in its manufacture.

  • Hydrant flushing today, Friday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Utilities will flush hydrants beginning at 7 a.m. today and continuing Friday.

    Residents may experience rust-colored water during the flushing, but should let the water run until it's clear before using.

    For more information, call the utilities office at 547-7919.