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  • 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.

  • Courthouse open Saturdays for absentee voting

    TELL CITY - The county courthouse will be open the coming two Saturdays for absentee voting. Ballots can be cast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 and May 3. Normal weekday absentee-balloting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Balloting continues until 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

    Absentee voting ends at noon Monday, May 5. For more information on voting issues, call 547-3741.

  • Sunlight going down
  • County rattled by 5.2 earthquake

    Dispatchers flooded with calls, damage very minor

    PERRY COUNTY - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered in southern Illinois jolted Perry Countians from their predawn sleep Friday, rattling windows and generating dozens of 911 calls but causing no significant damage. An aftershock measuring 4.6 struck after 10 a.m.

    According to the National Geological Survey, the 4:37 a.m. quake was centered five miles northeast of Bellmont, Ill., and about 38 miles from Evansville. However, the quake was felt as far as Kansas and Georgia.

  • Reward for Reading

    A horse named Dirty Harry seemed more interested in munching on green grass in Joe Schaeffer Park than third-grader Kaitlyn Thomas climbing aboard his back for a ride Thursday. William Tell Elementary School students who met their reading goals for the third nine-week grading period were treated to an afternoon park getaway. Dirty Harry's owner, Julie Brackett, helping Kaitlyn aboard, served as a guide for the minute-long gentle horse rides while other students enjoyed the Kids Kreation Playground or simply savored the sun and warm temperatures.

  • Board OKs resignations

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved several resignations, a hiring, the replacement of computer equipment and advertising for a temporary loan at a regular meeting April 8.

    Resignations included Rachel East and Kristi Haller as co-sponsors for student council at the high school; James McGee as assistant high-school football coach, junior-high office assistant Debbie Melberg and Logan Wint, custodian at William Tell Elementary School.

    The board approved the employment of Jason Bebee as head maintenance custodian at the high school.