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  • More than 100 items seized in TC meth bust

    In separate case, Derby man jailed for dealing in drug

    TELL CITY - Police seized more than 100 items of evidence, from anhydrous tanks to coffee filters, all allegedly used in the making of methamphetamine, from a Park Avenue home last week.

  • Woman born Feb. 29, 1912, 'turning 24' Friday

    TELL CITY - Feb. 29 only comes around every four years and come Friday, one resident will have her 24th birthday - even though she's biologically 96 years old.

    Born Feb. 29, 1912, Judy Stansbury of Tell City will celebrate her special birthday with family and friends at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City.

  • Police charge four members of D-Boys gang

    Assistant chief vows zero tolerance for gang activity

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County men alleged to be members of a small but organized gang of teens and young men are behind bars and face felony charges of criminal gang activity. Tell City police arrested them and two juveniles Friday night and Saturday morning after a Hawesville, Ky., teen was struck in the head during a fight at John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City.

    Police said it wasn't the first case of violence blamed on the gang calling itself the D-Boys.

  • When tornadoes, severe weather strike ...

    To focus Hoosiers' attention on the threats posed by tornadoes and thunderstorms, especially during the spring season, Gov. Mitch Daniels has proclaimed March 2-8 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Perry County commissioners voted last week to approve a similar resolution to remind local residents to have plans in place when severe weather threatens.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Two charged with gang activity as police target group calling itself 'D-Boys'

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County men alleged to be members of a small but organized gang of teens and young men are behind bars and face felony charges of criminal gang activity. Tell City police arrested them and two juveniles Friday night and Saturday morning after a Hawesville, Ky., teen was struck in the head during a fight at the John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City.

    Police said it wasn't the first case of violence blamed on the gang calling itself the D-Boys.

  • Adams files for at-large council seat

    TELL CITY - Former Tell City Councilman Jim Adams announced Thursday his bid as a Republican candidate for the Perry County Council. He is seeking one of the three at-large seats voters will decide in 2008.

    Adams held the city council's at-large seat for four years.

  • Ice makes for Dicey Driving

    Old National Bank employee Becky Davis scrapes a coating of ice from her car around noon Thursday outside the bank's main branch in the 500 block of Main Street. Davis wasn't scheduled to work in the afternoon, saving her from having to travel streets slickened later by freezing rain. The ice was blamed for a tractor-trailer rolling over on Interstate 64, minor accidents and scattered power outages Thursday night.

  • Cannelton schools caught inflating enrollment again

    CANNELTON - A 2005 audit of Cannelton City Schools records revealed an overcounting of students for the 2003-04 academic year, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school-board meeting Wednesday.

  • County people can join million-dollar fight against hunger

    Money, food collected here stays here; officials eye increased goal

    PERRY COUNTY - For the 11th straight year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, using it to help them raise funds during March and April.

    The money will be divided proportionately among all agencies meeting requirements set forth by the Feinstein Foundation.

    Feinstein's past $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $760 million for agencies nationwide.

  • City taking aim at those who don't tag trash bags

    TELL CITY - Warning letters addressed to Tell City residents who set untagged bags of trash out for pickup - or who leave trash lying about on properties they own or rent - will soon be in the mail and those who don't clean up their acts face stiff fines.