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  • Meetings slated for school candidates

    INDIANAPOLIS - Forums intended to help school-board candidates learn how to be informed, effective public-school leaders will be conducted at 10 Indiana sites Feb. 4-13.

    Led by Indiana School Boards Association staff members, each meeting will start with registration from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and adjourn at 9 p.m. Topics will include roles and responsibilities, open meetings and executive sessions, and other issues school-board members are likely to encounter.

  • Troy's marshal defends record

    Council backs away from eliminating position

    TROY - A verbal fence-mending session of Troy's town council Wednesday will apparently keep the community's part-time marshal in his job.

  • Tennessee man runs after crashing car

    TELL CITY - A man on the run from authorities in Tennessee and driving a car carrying drug-making ingredients and a fictitious license plate ran from Tell City police after crashing his car Wednesday night.

  • 'Compassionate Friends' ease loss of loved ones

    Tell City woman benefits from group's meetings

    TELL CITY - Tell City resident Dorothy Reynolds wants to share with others help she received from a grief-counseling organization called Compassionate Friends, which has chapters in several Indiana cities, including Evansville, and Owensboro, Ky.

    She completed a third 12-hour shift at Corydon's Harrison County Hospital Intensive Care Unit Sept. 9, 2005, the registered nurse explained, and on arriving home, found her husband standing in the driveway.

  • Principal: Students raised in Cannelton system perform well

    Transience, small population skew ISTEP results; Parent Night set for Tuesday

    CANNELTON - Test results from the Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress and Graduation Qualifying Exam will be given out at an ISTEP-GQE Parent Night Tuesday in the Cannelton High School cafeteria, according to the city school system's principal.

  • Police crack $10,000 theft ring

    TELL CITY - Police recovered stolen merchandise valued at nearly $10,000 from two homes in Tell City Thursday, including home electronics, baby strollers and small appliances allegedly shoplifted by five adults and three juveniles from Tell City's Wal-Mart.

    Shopping carts holding flat-screen TVs, food processors, area rugs and even bedding were apparently pushed out of the store under the noses of employees, said Patrolman Roger Smith, who cracked the alleged theft ring with fellow Officer Bryce Hammack.

  • Benefit dance for Gene, Carol Risse March 1

    TELL CITY - A cancer and kidney benefit dance for Gene and Carol Risse will begin at 6 p.m. March 1 at Tell City American Legion Post 213. The benefit is to help with medical costs for the Risses.

    Cost is $15 for couples, $10 for singles and children 12 and younger are free. There will be door prizes, a raffle, auction and entertainment.

  • CPR, first-aid course Jan. 28

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have a CPR and first-aid class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For more information call Gerald Davis at (270) 295-3641.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Tell City man faces child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with child molesting Thursday remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday and if convicted, could spend much of the rest of his life in prison.

    Jason King, 30, of 1148 Ninth St., turned himself in at the Perry County Family and Social Services Administration Office Thursday. He was then arrested by Tell City Police, Detective Alan Malone said, and charged with three Class A felony counts of child molesting. Each charge carries a possible prison term of 20 to 50 years.

  • Teacher wins first Humane Society educator award

    TELL CITY - Fourth-grade teacher Kim Strobel didn't know what to expect when her class at William Tell Elementary School was interrupted Tuesday morning during a student discussion about response journals.

    With the help of Principal Laura Noble, Humane Society of Perry County President Jim Carter and Jim Adams, the group's vice president, surprised Strobel with the first Humane Society of Perry County Educator Award.

    The honor recognizes Strobel's efforts during 2007 to educate students about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.