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  • New Boston woman dies after driving into pond

    NEW BOSTON - State police released Wednesday night the identity of a woman who drowned hours earlier when she apparently missed a stop sign north of New Boston and drove into a lake.

    Patsy C. Huff, 79, of 12989 North Indiana 545, was pronounced dead at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was transported there by ambulance after being pulled from her submerged car an hour after the accident was first dispatched to rescuers at 2:16 p.m.

  • Council hopefuls share thoughts on jail, insurance benefits

    Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a story that began Thursday about a political forum that drew candidates for county council.

    TELL CITY - Five men seeking their party's nominations for district seats on the Perry County Council took part in an April 15 forum at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke, Pete Franzman, Bob Glenn, Ryan Daum, Stan Goffinet and Chet Mathena responded to questions dealing with issues in the community.

    Candidates were asked their feelings on the urgency of building a new jail.

  • Commissioner candidates explain why voters should pick them

    TELL CITY - Incumbent Gary Dauby and challenger Chris Coyle met in a candidates forum April 15 to explain why voters should select them for the District 2 county-commissioner position.

    Dauby used an introductory-comment opportunity to explain he was involved in precinct-level politics for 22 years, half of them as a member of the Tell City Common Council. A recent ground-breaking ceremony reminded him of one in which he participated as a city official, he said, which launched construction of a sewer line from the Branchville prison.

  • Store manager seeks county-council seat

    PERRY COUNTY - Brian C. Hudson of 8895 North Ridge Road, Tell City, hopes to unseat District 3 County Councilman Chet Mathena in the primary election May 3 to secure a spot in the November general election.

    Hudson, 43, was unable to attend a candidates forum conducted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Perry County News April 15, but provided information describing his reasons for running in response to a News questionnaire.

  • Census forms still available

    Perry County residents who need a Census 2010 form can pick one up weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall in Tell City. Forms are located in the water department. Forms were also still available last week in the lobby of the county courthouse.

    Residents who send in their forms soon may be able to avoid home visits by census workers.

  • Local man joins Planetwalker

    MARTINSBURG, Ohio - A Perry County man joined a noted environmental educator last week in a walk to mark Earth Day.

    Dr. John Francis was joined by about a dozen people, including Perry County resident Fred Hillenbrand, to raise awareness and personal empowerment to help Americans address the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

    Known the world over as Planetwalker, Francis will lead a five-day walk of about 100 miles through the Ohio countryside.

  • Young riders to help save lives Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Teachers Association will sponsor its 33rd annual "Wheels for Life" bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School.

    The bike-athon consists of a 10-mile route around Cannelton. The Cannelton Police Department and other adult supervisors will ride along the route to protect the riders and direct traffic. Younger sponsored riders - those riding trikes or bikes with training wheels - will ride on a small route in the back playground at Myers.

  • Scam victim: 'Don't be like me'

    PERRY COUNTY - A local man who fell prey to a common scam is warning others to be wary of checks arriving by mail as part of what is purported to be sweepstakes, lottery winnings or proceeds of loans.

    The man said he received a check for $2,490 and was asked to purchase a $1,900 money order, which he did. The check never cleared and the victim is out the money.

    Consumer-protection groups warn Hoosiers to never cash checks from unknown sources and to never give out identifying information such as Social Security or bank-account numbers.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported April 15 the dates a veterans tribute will be set up at the Hancock County Fairground in Hawesville, Ky. A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other tributes to military members' service will be on display May 12-16. More information can be obtained by calling Kay Haut at (270) 922-1971.

  • Voters may see TCHS-work question on fall ballot

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district may get another chance in November to answer the question, "Should we fund improvements at Tell City High School?"

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne brought up the idea at a regular school-board meeting April 13.

    Twenty-three more votes were cast against proposed work than for it in a November referendum. That defeat followed a heated 2007 remonstrance that stopped what was then $16 million in proposed improvements.