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  • Sex offender sentenced to 10 years

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A man convicted in Perry County of sexual deviate conduct received the maximum sentence this week for failing to register as a sex offender.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington, Ky., announced Wednesday that 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said it was the most severe sentence ever imposed by the Eastern District of Kentucky for the crime of failing to register.

  • Study will eye feasibility of merging recycling efforts

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District voted at a regular meeting May 27 to fund a study that could lead to a consolidation of local recycling services.

    District Executive Director Ken Smith told board members he met with officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development, who would conduct research for and prepare a grant application to fund a feasibility study.

    It would examine cost savings that might be achieved through various consolidations of recycling activities.

  • City to break ground on river walkway

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to join in an official groundbreaking for the Tell City Riverwalk Monday.

    A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Sunset Park.

    Tell City obtained $434,981 in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation for a paved walkway that will extend along the river side of the floodwall. The project is also expected to include the repaving of the parking lot in front of the boat ramp in Sunset Park.

    Refreshments will be provided.

  • Police jail two on methamphetamine charges

    TELL CITY - Perry County sheriff's deputies aided by Tell City and state police arrested two people on drug charges early Saturday.

    According to Deputy Jason Shadwick, officers received information that Everett Smith, 30, of Grandview was staying at 7006 Stem Road. Smith was wanted on a warrant for escape issued in Dubois County. Shadwick said he and other officers also received information that illegal drug activity may have been taking place in the house.

  • Sailing into summer
  • Spring cleanup coming to Tell City next week

    TELL CITY - Memorial Day may have marked the start of summer, but Tell City residents will be thinking spring cleaning next week as the community's yearly roundup of unwanted items begins.

    In fact, residents willing to haul their own unwanted items can get a head start Saturday.

    The week of June 7-11 has been designated spring cleanup week in Tell City.

  • Menus available for 'Angel' food program

    TELL CITY - June menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

  • Blood drive will honor fallen officers

    TELL CITY - A June 10 blood drive in Tell City will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected.

    For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Colts to make stop in Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Indianapolis Colts 2010 Make It Personal Tour plans to visit Tell City from 4 to 6 p.m. June 15 at the Tell City High School.

    Fans will have a chance to meet Colts players and cheerleaders, receive free giveaways, register to win tickets to a pre-season game and more. Those attending will also have a chance to catch an NFL punt, try a rock-climbing wall and interact with Colts inflatables. Children can also sign up for the Colts Kids Club.

    For more information, visit www.colts.com/events.

  • Dumpsters will replace recycling trailers July 1

    TELL CITY - The launch of a plan to replace trailers with dumpsters for collecting cardboard will come July 1, the executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District said Thursday.

    Ken Smith said dumpsters will be placed at the district's Cannelton site in advance for any customers who'd like to view them. McDonald's restaurant owner Ryan Kramer said for a previous story his trash bill is cut approximately $150 per month because cardboard goes into its own dumpster.