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  • Man charged with plotting murder enters guilty plea

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man accused in 2007 of plotting to kill his former wife's husband entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge Friday.

    Under a deal reached with prosecutors, Nicholas Brown has agreed to serve a 20-year sentence for attempted criminal confinement, a Class B felony. The plea agreement calls for him to serve 10 of the 20 years in prison with another 10 years of probation.

  • Students going to Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY - Are you smarter than a high-schooler? How about one of the Tell City High School students who earned the right April 21 to compete in the Academic Super Bowl?

    Marksmen science and social-studies teams earned that right, and will exercise it from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 9 in Purdue University's Stewart Center Loeb Playhouse.

  • Academic teams place highly at regional, but miss state qualification

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's fine-arts team finished first in regional competition, but did not qualify for state as they ranked 10th statewide and only the top six teams advance, according to Patsy Alvey, coordinator for all of the Marksmen teams.

    Team members are Hannah Braunecker, Lauren Malone, Lauren Coyle, Ariel Etienne and Tonya Miles, and the team was coached by Shelly Goodrich.

  • Call goes out for '09 River Sweep

    PERRY COUNTY - The call is going out for River Sweep 2009, and local organizers hope to see the excellent turnout that has become normal for the annual riverbank cleanup effort.

    Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, notes in a letter to teams and sponsors who have helped in past cleanups that it has been occurring in the Ohio River Basin since 1948.

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  • Board confirms road closure

    CANNELTON - "It's the rainiest season of the year," Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a special meeting of the city's board of public works and safety April 21. "We can't do something and then watch it wash away."

    The meeting was called to discuss unstable ground in the Clifton Heights area and what to do about its effect on city roads there. As they had already done at an April 13 meeting, before they had an opportunity to visit the area, the board opted to temporarily close it to through traffic to await better weather.

  • Derby racer takes second

    MOUNT PLEASANT - Mount Pleasant resident Andy Goffinet earned second place Saturday in what he called the second-largest demolition derby event in Illinois, "where most of the big derbies are held."

    Driving a "fresh" 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, one never run in a demolition derby previously, Goffinet said he could have taken the $1,000 first prize if race officials hadn't opted to pull apart three locked-together cars. He was the last one moving in the Spring Explosion in Georgetown, Ill., event, he said, which normally would have made him the winner.

  • Cannelton students' donation helps animals look their best

    CANNELTON - Cannelton third-graders donated a new grooming kit to the staff of the Perry County Animal Shelter Friday, then enjoyed a tasty thank-you offered by the staff.

    The grooming kit was purchased through a Learning to Give grant sponsored by The League, according to their teacher, Joan Goble.

    The organization encourages youngsters to contribute to their communities through projects such as planting trees and collecting food for the hungry

  • Tree-planting will honor Kellems Monday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will plant a tree at Gazebo Park at 9 a.m. Monday in memory of Kenneth Kellems and his service to that organization, according to Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

    "Having served on this committee myself, I can tell you that Kenny was a valuable resource to the group," she said.

    Tell City police detective Alan Malone and Cannelton Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves will speak.