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  • Hawesville man charged with felony sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A 50-year-old Hawesville, Ky., man was arrested Friday for allegedly fondling a teenage girl in late November.

    Frankie E. Cole, 50, of 295 Elder Lane, faces a Class C felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said.

    An investigation was launched early this month after police learned Cole had given the girl a cell phone. According to court records, the teen's mother told police she suspected Cole was having an inappropriate relationship with the girl.

  • Visitors center, lodge eyed in new strategic plan for tourism

    PERRY COUNTY – A new strategic plan that will guide efforts of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely identify a welcome center near Interstate 64 as a major goal. Another priority will be promoting development of a lodge that would offer comfortable accommodations to visitors seeking a base from which to explore the county's natural beauty and history-rich attractions.

  • News earns four state writing awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News earned four awards in statewide writing competition that culminated in an award ceremony Saturday in Indianapolis.

  • Perry County employees opt for better vision-insurance coverage

    TELL CITY – County employees who responded said they wanted a little better vision-insurance plan, Cathy Dunn told the county commissioners in a regular meeting Dec. 1.

    The president of Dunn and Associates benefits administrators, and Franzman Insurance Company's Pete Franzman were presenting information about health insurance for the employees, and brought vision coverage into the discussion. County employees pay 100 percent of their vision-coverage premiums, Dunn said, and have deductibles of $250 per year for individuals and $450 for families.

  • Businesses participating in giveaway

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses are proud to announce this year's Christmas Cash Giveaway.

    To win, shoppers must register at one of the participating merchants until Dec. 19 to win chamber gift certificates.

    The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. The total cash to be given away this year is $1,600.

    There will be a winner from each participating location each week.

  • Hospital trustees OK new Web portal

    TELL CITY – Meeting Nov. 26, Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved the purchase of a new Intranet Web portal designed to centralize in-house communications by staff.

    The board also approved the purchase of new flooring for the hospital's front lobby and an annual productivity bonus for employees.


  • Free Christmas concert Sunday at Tell City HS

    TELL CITY — The 61-member Tell City Junior High School Chorus will launch performances in this year's Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    The sixth- , seventh- and eighth-graders comprise the largest music ensemble in the corporation, boasted music teacher Randy Roccia.

    They will be followed by the high-school chorus, the sixth-grade band, the seventh- and eighth-grade band and the high-school band.

    The concert is free, Roccia said, "and family, friends and the community are invited."

  • Tell City man given 20-year sentence for child molesting

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged early this year with child molesting has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and another four years of probation.

    Jason R. King, 31, pleaded guilty in late October to three Class C felony counts of child molesting and received a sentence of eight years on each count.

    He was ordered to serve all three sentences consecutively, with four years of the sentence on the last charge suspended. If he receives credit for good behavior, King could be free in 10 years.

  • Man charged for threatening teen with chainsaw

    BRISTOW — State police arrested an 18-year-old Bristow man Sunday after he allegedly threatened another teen with a chainsaw and damaged a pickup truck.

    According to state police, Kyle Paulin, 4853 Cedar Road, used a chainsaw to intimidate the juvenile and damage his 2000 Ford truck. Police said Paulin had been drinking.  

    Trooper George Wooten is leading the investigation. Paulin, who faces charges of possession of alcohol by a minor, criminal mischief and intimidation, was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

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