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  • TC Post Office asks residents to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    TELL CITY – Want to deliver a little help Saturday in the battle against hunger in Perry County? Look no further than your mailbox. It won’t even cost you a stamp.

    The National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking Tell City residents to help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday. The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

  • Woman’s body pulled from river

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – Investigators with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police were continuing their efforts late Wednesday afternoon to identify a woman pulled that morning from the Ohio River near Troy. An autopsy scheduled for tomorrow could help authorities determine a cause of death but County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said he hopes law enforcement agencies are able to learn the woman’s name in advance of the autopsy as they work to confirm an identity.

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  • Council takes aim on safety-tax spending

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With a first quarter of public-safety-tax money taken into county coffers, the council is now more closely looking at how the money may be spent. Drawing about $37,000 a month into the account, which can be used to pay for police, fire and ambulance protection and other emergency-response equipment, the council members are hoping to prioritize needs as they begin looking toward creation of the 2017 county budget.

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  • The 1945 murder that wasn’t

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    George Ellis was dead.

    Everyone knew it.

    The 14-year-old farmhand, missing for more than a year, had been done in. That was clear, even though there was no body. But all of the signs of a murder were there, a late-night fight, missing money and an angry employer with the means and motive.

    It was a murder mystery on the minds and lips of many living in Perry County 70 years ago.

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  • Library updates wireless Internet to accommodate students

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library now has upgraded its wireless internet system to better accommodate devices issued by area high schools.

    Library Director John Mundy said there used to be an issue with school-issued computers using the library’s Wi-Fi because of a splash page that ultimately would not allow some devices to connect.

  • Kentucky man charged with shooting at car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.

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