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  • Cannelton officials, residents question PCDC membership

    Mayor notes city hasn't progressed in 12 years

    CANNELTON - People have asked Cannelton Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson if money pledged to the Perry County Development Corp., could be put to better use in developing the city, she said during a regular council meeting Monday.

    She also questioned the city's having to pay the full cost of joining the economic-development organization, even though it's happening midway through the year.

  • Escapes bring added razor wire, rule changes at prison

    Movement of offenders restricted since escape

    BRANCHVILLE - New strands of razor wire, additional lighting and beefed-up restrictions on the movements of offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County are among changes put into place since two men escaped last month, the medium-security facility's superintendent said last week.

  • Township assessors receive guidance

    Laws appear to conflict on how long to pay them

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's township assessors might continue to receive salaries for the remainder of the year, even though their duties will be transferred to the county assessor's office July 1, according to an opinion issued by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter.

  • Son charged in plan to kill attorney

    Patrick Hagedorn accused of crashing truck into father's home; shotgun seized

    TELL CITY - A 27-year-old man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing a pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night and brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

    Patrick C. Hagedorn, 27, of 123 14th St., Tell City, is charged with trying to kill his father, Tell City attorney Michael Hagedorn.

  • UPDATE - Meth cleanup in Cannelton stretches into night

    CANNELTON - State and local police worked Monday to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Son charged with trying to kill attorney father

    TELL CITY - A man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing his pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night, trying to kick down a door leading into the house and then brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

  • Return to yesteryear

    Perry Central fourth-grader Corey Hall tries his hand at milking a goat during Wednesday's Old Fashioned Day at the 4-H fairgrounds. Fourth-graders from Perry Central, Cannelton and Tell City participated in a variety of old-time farm chores, from shelling corn by hand to making butter that was smeared on homemade bread. They were also treated to horse-drawn wagon rides, second photo, and learned about pioneer-survival skills, rug-making and blacksmithing. The event is sponsored each year by the county's Purdue University extension office with help from several volunteers.

  • Time to file for deductions arrives

    PERRY COUNTY - County Auditor Connie A. Berger would like to remind taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by June 10 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2009, except for the Homestead Credit-Standard Deduction, which can be filed until Dec. 31, 2008, and then it will be applied to taxes payable in 2009.

    Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Judges add 'distinction' award to gold rating

    Envelope carries surprise for TCHS band

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Music Director Barry Reasoner was surprised to learn his students earned an additional award atop the gold rating they achieved at an Indiana State School Music Association concert-band competition last month.

    As The News reported April 24, one judge called the young performers' effort "the most musical performance of the weekend so far."

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial Aug. 2-9, 2008

    The 150th anniversary of Tell City's founding is just around the corner. Here's a list of planned events. Watch for details in The News or at www.tellcity150.com or call 547-2385.

    Thursday through Sunday, July 31-Aug. 3

    Performances of musical "1776" in the Tell City High School Auditorium. Show times are 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

    Information on purchasing tickets will be announced soon. Watch for updates in The News.

    Saturday, Aug. 2