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  • Free Christmas concert Sunday at Tell City HS

    TELL CITY — The 61-member Tell City Junior High School Chorus will launch performances in this year's Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    The sixth- , seventh- and eighth-graders comprise the largest music ensemble in the corporation, boasted music teacher Randy Roccia.

    They will be followed by the high-school chorus, the sixth-grade band, the seventh- and eighth-grade band and the high-school band.

    The concert is free, Roccia said, "and family, friends and the community are invited."

  • Tell City man given 20-year sentence for child molesting

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged early this year with child molesting has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and another four years of probation.

    Jason R. King, 31, pleaded guilty in late October to three Class C felony counts of child molesting and received a sentence of eight years on each count.

    He was ordered to serve all three sentences consecutively, with four years of the sentence on the last charge suspended. If he receives credit for good behavior, King could be free in 10 years.

  • Man charged for threatening teen with chainsaw

    BRISTOW — State police arrested an 18-year-old Bristow man Sunday after he allegedly threatened another teen with a chainsaw and damaged a pickup truck.

    According to state police, Kyle Paulin, 4853 Cedar Road, used a chainsaw to intimidate the juvenile and damage his 2000 Ford truck. Police said Paulin had been drinking.  

    Trooper George Wooten is leading the investigation. Paulin, who faces charges of possession of alcohol by a minor, criminal mischief and intimidation, was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

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  • Guard soldiers file suit against KBR

    TELL CITY – As a contingent of Tell City-based soldiers were finishing their out-processing at Camp Atterbury Wednesday morning to complete their deployment to Iraq, attorneys representing some who served there five years ago were filing a civil lawsuit in Evansville regarding exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.

  • ATVs will be permitted to run on county roads

    TELL CITY – Licensed drivers will be able to legally use off-road vehicles on county roads outside of cities once an ordinance adopted Dec. 1 by the county commissioners goes into effect.

    “There are a lot of people who want this,” County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said Friday.

  • Everly eyes new dump truck

    TELL CITY – A new dump truck may soon be added to the Tell City Street Department fleet, adding extra muscle to the fight against snow in 2009 and years beyond. The city's board of public works and safety approved a Dec. 1 request by Street Commissioner Jeff Everly to obtain three quotes for a new truck.

  • County will provide GIS data to state

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a regular meeting Dec. 1 to provide geographic-information-system data requested by the state and to let WTH Engineering provide it.

    The company's Tony Gray said he attended the meeting at the request of Steve Hauser, county emergency-management director, and explained each county providing four sets of data will receive $14,800. WTH will charge $5,000 for doing the job, Gray said, which will include establishing an Internet-delivery system that will allow updates in information as they occur.

  • Wreck sends drivers to hospital

    A 2001 Buick and 1995 Chevy truck collided Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City after Rhonda G. Pyle of Tell City failed to yield oncoming traffic, according to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith. He said Pyle, driving the Buick, made a left turn onto Tell Street from 12th Street and failed to yield to oncoming southbound traffic. Pyle and Christopher A. Coyle, driver of the Chevy, were taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Pyle was later transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville by helicopter.

  • Sweets, Treats and Santa event Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Junior Women will present its annual Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The program includes lunch and activities with Santa, with goodie bags going to the first 100 children and door prizes throughout the event. Lunch includes pizza, cookies and a drink.

    Admission is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2 per adult.