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  • Seat-belt campaign to run statewide Friday to June 1

    PERRY COUNTY - In an effort to save lives while increasing seatbelt use across the state, officers from Cannelton and Tell City police departments, and Perry County Sheriff's Department will join with more than 250 state and local law-enforcement agencies this spring to launch Indiana's Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.

    The statewide seatbelt mobilization will take place from May 16 to June 1, covering the busy Memorial Day holiday.

  • Sesquicentennial items available

    Official Tell City Sesquicentennial items are now being carried at several local businesses. Tell City flags, coasters and steins can be purchased at William Tell Antiques, Gatherings, Celebrations and Tassels Fine Gifts. Those stores also have Sesquicentennial cookbooks sponsored by Mu Gamma Sorority. Also carrying Tell City 150 merchandise are the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Tell City Historical Society, whose museum is open Sunday afternoons. A set of four coasters is priced at $12 with the German-made steins costing $35.

  • Faulkenberg honored

    State Rep. Russ Stilwell presented retired Tell City Police Chief David Faulkenberg with an Indiana General Assembly resolution honoring him for more than 30 years of service. Stilwell said the honor, presented May 5, reflects not only Faulkenberg's service and dedication but the efforts of all law-enforcement officers who put their lives on the line. "As a community, we often don't realize the dangers these people face," Stilwell said. Faulkenberg now works as the county's director of community service.

  • Couple faces meth charges, felony counts of child neglect

    TROY - A husband and wife who saw their home searched by state and local police last month remained in jail Friday after their arrest on methamphetamine charges.

    Patrick L. Keown, 30, and his 24-year-old wife, Whitney, each face a Class B felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine, as well as lesser felony charges of possessing the drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing chemical reagents used to make meth and dumping controlled substance waste. Each also faces a Class D felony charge of neglect of a dependent.

  • Tax-collection snags postpone library budget

    TELL CITY - Changes in legislation and "snags" in collecting spring property taxes will postpone hearings for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library's 2008 budget, according to Larry Oathout.

  • Tell City girl in critical condition after crash

    TELL CITY - The mother of a 7-year-old Tell City girl critically injured in a May 3 accident in Spencer County could face criminal charges as early as this week, police said.

    Police did not release the name of the William Tell Elementary student, but said her mother, 27-year-old Stephanie J. Beier of 210 Ninth St., Tell City, was traveling at a high rate of speed before the Saturday-night accident on Indiana 70 west of Troy.

  • Agreement filed in horse abuse case

    Guthrie agreed to surrender horses seized from Oriole

    TELL CITY - A pretrial agreement signed by a man accused of cruelty to horses was filed at Perry Circuit Court Wednesday, formalizing his surrender of surviving horses to the Humane Society of Perry County and payment of their foster-care costs.

    Gary D. Guthrie, 38, of 15416 Owen Lane near Oriole, agreed to pay $2,304.09 for restitution to the Humane Society of Perry County in up to 12 monthly installments. He also agreed to pay a $316 pretrial-diversion fee and make a $100 donation to the Humane Society chapter.

  • Police combing ephedrine sales records

    Ingredient in some medications also used to make methamphetamine; several arrests made

    PERRY COUNTY - State and local police officers fighting Perry County's methamphetamine problem have been busy searching local pharmacy logs to find violators of a state law that restricts the purchase of medications containing two ingredients used to make the illegal drug.

    Police have already made arrests.

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  • Help stamp out hunger

    Nation's largest food drive scheduled for Saturday

    TELL CITY - Letter carriers in Tell City will join their counterparts nationwide to help stamp out hunger by collecting nonperishable food items Saturday during the 16th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Items donated during the largest annual one-day food drive in the nation are then delivered to local community food banks, pantries and shelters across the country.