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  • School officials worried about tax legislation

    Board member, superintendent doubt legislators' motives

    TELL CITY - Indiana School Boards Association Executive Director Frank Bush said that for the first time in his memory, "legislators on both sides of the (political) aisle said they were lowering property taxes in order to get re-elected," Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Larry Bryant said Monday.

  • Party announcement

    William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble introduces visitors who attended her school's morning-announcements session Monday to tell students about Tell City's sesquicentennial celebrations this year. Awaiting their turns at the microphone in representational attire are, from the left, Phil Wittmer, Jeanne Wittmer (obscured), Ann Manley, Kathy Hammond, Mike Gibson, Janet Lemaire, Ron Crawford, Pat Crawford and Jim Meek.

  • Man captured after chase

    TELL CITY - An early-morning chase Monday resulted in the capture of what Tell City's police chief suspects is a homeless man last seen in the Troy area.

    Jeff Schneider, 306 16th St., called police after discovering a man in a car on his property, Chief Greg Hendershot said Monday.

    "When Jeff approached him, he ran," he explained.

  • BMV enhances online help to customers

    EVANSVILLE - Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ron Stiver has announced more online services for BMV customers.

    Customers can now create a "myBMV" virtual account and avoid visiting, mailing or calling the BMV for help.

    The feature also allows customers, for the first time, to receive reminders from the BMV that their driver's licenses are about to expire, one of 10 new services added to the popular online license plate renewal option that has been available for many years. To date, more than 25,400 customers have opened myBMV accounts, according to Stiver.

  • School board learns of resignations, approves hirings

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members heard about or approved a number of personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Support-staff members who submitted resignations as the school year draws to a close included junior-high cook Kris Seamon, William Tell Elementary School yearbook editor Susan Newkirk and elementary science-bowl coach Leanne LeClere.

  • 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.