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  • Grand jury request withdrawn


    TELL CITY – A court motion seeking a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the Perry County Jail was withdrawn last week by the person who first sought it, Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • UPDATE: Stabbing suspects caught

    SHELBY COUNTY - Two suspects wanted for questioning for their involvement in an early morning home invasion and stabbing in West Baden Springs are now in custody after a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 65.

  • Dice needs a home

    Dice continues to be overlooked and has been patiently waiting at the shelter since June for a forever home. If you or someone you know has been thinking about adopting please come in and meet Dice – he’s a great boy.

    He is a mixed breed about a year old and is up-to-date on his vaccines. He will be neutered upon adoption. He was surrendered to the shelter when his family had to reduce the number of pets in their care.

    Dice is great with cats and dogs, likes kids, previously lived indoors and is said to be housebroken.

  • Optimist Club blanket drive underway

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club will hold a blanket drive for Catholic Charities and Holiday Helpers. Collection boxes are available at local banks and churches. The blanket drive will run through Dec. 31.

  • Kiwanis Club welcomes several new members

    TELL CITY – Over the past two months, the Kiwanis Club of Tell City has expanded its roster to 61 members.

    New members include Mary Snyder, Debra Neyhouse, Jon Linn, Lee Chestnut, John Scioldo, Dennis Dixon, Missy Noble, Kim Luecke, Amber Thomas and Julie Kohnert.

    Kiwanis Club of Tell City supports various youth activities, including scholarships for the three Perry County high schools, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, After Prom activities, and Kiwanis Key Clubs at Perry Central and Tell City high schools.

  • Cannelton celebrates the season

    Civic Division

    First place, Cannelton Student Council

    Slam-Dunking Christmas

    Second place, Girl Scouts and Daisies

    Third place, “Frozen”-themed float; entrant’s name not available

    Community Division

    First place, Tell City Baptist Church

    Second place, Cannelton Baptist Church

    Third place, Agape Christian Church


    First place, Fortwendel Construction

  • Fenn fund donates to school
  • Cheering in the holidays
  • Council adds local surtax to fee state imposed on scooters

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council added a local fee to a state law that will regulate motor scooters beginning Jan. 1.

    In a regular meeting Nov. 20, the council voted to approve an amendment to a 1982 ordinance that implemented excise taxes paid when registering motor vehicles. County ordinances are available at www.amlegal.com/library/in/perrycounty.shtml and those taxes are defined in Title III, Chapter 37.