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  • 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.

  • Commissioner, council seats up for grabs in '08

    PERRY COUNTY - The dust has barely settled from last year's city races, but a brand-new election season kicks off next week with several county offices, including two county-commissioner positions and three seats on the county council up for grabs.

    Two positions on the Perry Central School Board will be chosen by voters in May's primary.

  • Meth found in Tell City park

    TELL CITY - A state-police lab team was called to dismantle and remove what local Tell City officers said was an active methamphetamine lab found Friday in Hagedorn Park.

    According to Tell City Detective Alan Malone, officers received information that drug-manufacturing items were located near a small shed in the park, just north of the 1700 block of Tell Street.

    Police located a backpack they said contained drug-making supplies and ingredients and called in two people who work in the clandestine-drug-lab team for the Indiana State Police.

  • Local trustees, scholars point to value of township government

    Century-old system would end under commission's proposal

    PERRY COUNTY - Betty "Mac" Labhart feels she's probably serving her last term as Union Township trustee, and if so, "I just don't want them to forget about us up here," she said Wednesday.

    The Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform report released last month recommends the transfer of duties now carried out by township trustees to the county level.

  • Man charged in child-porn investigation

    ISP searches Evanston-area home

    EVANSTON - A Spencer County man was arrested Monday evening after Indiana State Police troopers allegedly found child pornography in his home.