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  • Second chance could land TC man 'deal' of a lifetime

    Huff wins trip to Hollywood to vie for Deal or No Deal TV spot

    TELL CITY - Second chances aren't easy to come by but one Tell City man will have his day.

    After buying four losing "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets, Stormy Huff entered them in the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing. The grand prize: a chance to appear on the popular NBC program.

  • Former Marine files for county commissioner

    PERRY COUNTY - Brent Herzog feels he could do more as a county commissioner than by simply complaining about issues, the Democrat said Friday in explaining why he filed for the county's District 1 seat Tuesday.

    A former Marine and current resident of 1728 12t St., Tell City, he said he learned a lot about leadership through his time in the military and in scouting, where he earned Eagle Scout status.

    "The growth of the county is important to everybody's future," he said of issues facing the county. "Our children are the ones we should be concerned about."

  • Local physician to seek Statehouse seat

    Republican Marcrum challenging Stilwell in District 74

    TELL CITY - Dr. William Marcrum filed Thursday for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, providing a Republican challenge to incumbent Democrat Russ Stilwell.

    The District 74 seat covers parts of four counties: Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Warrick.

    A Tell City family-practice physician, Marcrum said House of Representatives seats should be held by citizen legislators who balance careers with public service.

  • UPDATE - Police say man who crashed SUV into two police cars was drunk

    Trooper alleges man's blood-alcohol content was twice legal limit

    TELL CITY – A 31-year-old Perry County man was allegedly driving drunk and without a valid driver's license when his sport-utility vehicle collided with two parked Tell City police cars in the 300 block of 11th Street early Friday. The two officers, who were investigating a separate complaint at the time, escaped injury.

  • Local school officials fear funding cuts

    Board member: You almost want to scream

    TELL CITY - "When you read legislative updates," Larry Bryant said Tuesday evening, "there are times you almost want to scream at the top of your lungs."

    In a regular meeting, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board member was participating in discussion sparked by School Superintendent Ron Etienne, who'd said "circuit-breaker" legislation now under consideration would cost the corporation nearly $300,000 per year for the next two years in tax revenues.

  • Retiring police chief prepares for new job

    After 31 years on city force, Faulkenberg stepping down; accepts community-service post at courthouse

    TELL CITY - After working the law-enforcement beat in Tell City for the past 31 years, Police Chief David Faulkenberg plans to retire at the end of this month.

    But Tell City's veteran lawman isn't ready to ride into the sunset. He'll begin work in the county courthouse March 3 as the circuit-court's director of community service.

  • Local churches plan fish dinners

    PERRY COUNTY - St. Paul and St. Michael Catholic churches will serve fish dinners Friday. From 4 to 8 p.m. dinners will be served in the St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall and beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinners will be served in Father Marendt Hall at St. Michael Catholic Church.

  • Some offices will be closed for Presidents' Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Federal and county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. County offices will be closed at the courthouse in Tell City and the courthouse annex in Cannelton.

    City offices in Tell City will be open. In Cannelton, city offices in the lower level of the library will be closed, although the town utility office will be open Monday. Trash-pickup schedules won't be affected in Tell City or Cannelton.

    Troy's town hall and utility office will be closed Monday.

  • Deadline looms for no-call list

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday is the next deadline to register for Indiana's Do Not Call List.

    Phone numbers placed on the list by 11 p.m. that day will begin receiving benefits of the law starting April 1.

    There are currently more than 1.9 million phone numbers registered on the Do Not Call List. Reregistering is not necessary if you retain the same phone number. The law currently benefits more than 3.5 million people.

  • Visiting Nurse Association presents heart-disease information

    TELL CITY - In 2008, an estimated 770,000 Americans will have heart attacks, and about 430,000 will have recurrent attacks. More than 70 million Americans live with some form of heart disease, which remains the leading cause of death in the United States.

    Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most start slowly with some discomfort. People are often not sure what is wrong and wait too long before getting help. Some possible signs of heart attack are chest discomfort, pain in the jaw and neck and pain and discomfort in the arms.