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  • MicroVote fined after machines decertified

    Attorney places blame on Congress

    PERRY COUNTY - Results of a January 2006 special election in Cannelton remain valid even though the electronic voting machines on which citizens recorded their preferences were decertified at the time.

    Cannelton voters went to the polls then to determine if their city's school board should be converted from an appointed to an elected body. The election was the first to occur after county commissioners approved in September 2004 the purchase of electronic machines to replace punch-card systems.

  • UPDATE - Escaped inmates believed to be in Madisonville, Ky., area

    BRANCHVILLE - Indiana State Police believe two men who escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility Friday night are in the Madisonville, Ky., area.

    Conan Helsley, 20, and Kent Day, 45, are believed to have stolen a pickup truck from the J.H. Rudolph Co. asphalt plant just north of Interstate 64.

  • Fire drives three from Tell City home

    TELL CITY - A woman was rescued from a burning home Thursday morning, and she and a police officer were seen at Perry County Memorial Hospital afterward, according to the chief of the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.

    Greg Linne said his department was dispatched at approximately 2:08 a.m. and arrived at 1034 12th St. within five minutes.

  • Spring has Sprung

    Training wheels offered Abby Clark, 4, a little extra balance and security Monday evening in the 900 block of Main Street. The bicycle was a Christmas gift, said her dad, Joshua, who offered encouragement and a guiding hand. Warmer weather this week offered a prime opportunity for Abby and others to dust off their bicycles and enjoy spring.

  • Supporters celebrate new animal shelter

    Open house Saturday showcases facility

    CANNELTON - "Our furry friends ... We rescue their lives ... They rescue our hearts."

    A sign etched with those words hanging in the kitchen of the Perry County Animal Shelter captures the mission of the new home for homeless dogs and cats - and the men, women and businesses whose time, talent and treasure led to its creation.

  • Treats will entice community to raise United Way funds

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way volunteers will soon visit small businesses throughout the county during the annual Dogwood Festival with doughnuts in hand as they remind the community to "Do-Nut Forget Those Less Fortunate."

    Volunteers will help small businesses in the area raise funds for the United Way of Perry County. Campaign chairwoman Rita Mahoney and co-chair Debbie Elder are starting the 2008 campaign with a special small-business blitz this spring.

  • Main Street additions

    Green Thumb Landscaping employees Gabriel Zavala, Danny Wright and Jason Felker maneuver a new willow oak tree into place in the 700 block of Main Street last week. The new trees were the first to be planted in a four-block area currently undergoing sidewalk improvements under a grant-funded project. Trees will be planted only on the west side of the 700 block to keep growing oaks from blocking the view of City Hall. Approximately 30 new trees will be planted on both sides of Main Street in the 400, 500 and 600 blocks.

  • Property owner wants to convert former Harvest House to church

    TELL CITY - The operator of what was for many years a local homeless shelter for men will have to work with local and state officials to move forward with plans to convert the Main Street building to a church.

    Members of the Tell City Technical Advisory Committee took no official action at its meeting last Wednesday on plans by Ray Batie to convert the former Harvest House into a church.

  • Confusion on trustees' jobs remains unresolved

    Council meeting recessed second time

    TELL CITY - Perry County council members remained unsure after a special meeting Tuesday morning how to fairly terminate the duties of township assessors, and agreed to meet again after seeking more guidance.

    Tuesday's meeting was a continuation of another March 27, reported in Monday's News, where two township officials sought to determine how developments at the state level affect them. One development was a requirement that township assessors attain certification by the end of last year.

  • Local musician helps raise drunk-driving awareness

    Message, self-promotion a good blend, performer says

    TELL CITY - A Tell City musician has added his talents to efforts by a record company to raise awareness about the tragic impacts of drunk driving.