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  • Troy fires labeled suspicious

    Perry County News

    TROY – Firefighters from several Perry County departments fought flames and freezing temperatures early Wednesday as two fires a block apart in Troy destroyed a landmark building and a vacant home. Other structures were damaged by the intense heat.

    Both fires have been labeled as suspicious in nature, meaning they may have been deliberately set.

  • Troy hit by two fires


    TROY – Firefighters from several Perry County departments battled flames and freezing temperatures early Wednesday as two fires a block apart in Troy destroyed a landmark building and a vacant home. Other structures were damaged by the intense heat.

    It was unclear Wednesday morning if the fires were related or what caused them.

  • Tell City man arrested after domestic dispute

    PERRY COUNTY – A domestic disturbance that involved shots fired ended with a Tell City man going to jail Sunday afternoon, state police said.

    Around 3:20 p.m., the Tell City Police Department dispatch center received an emergency call from 8520 Aster Road. The caller informed dispatchers that Christopher Ray Salter, 35, Tell City, had fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of a female and two males.

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  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations.

    Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers are invited – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease.

  • Benefit for Gary Burden set for Saturday, Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Gary Burden will hold a benefit auction and dinner later this month. Burden, 65, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the lungs and liver. The community is invited to attend the benefit and show their support for Gary in his fight against cancer.

    The benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the auction house at 331 Main Street in Tell City.

    There will be a silent auction with many items available to bid on.

  • Community readers and wagging tails

    Each month, Perry Central Elementary School hosts people from the community to visit and read to students in preschool through sixth grade. This month, Dixie Dickerson read the book, “Claude, the Dog” to Sarah Schwartz’s kindergarten students. The book tells the tale of the true meaning of Christmas through a basset hound who does not have a family.

    Shown with the students is a basset hound named Odie, who was adopted from the Perry County Animal Shelter.

  • Talk with a lawyer for free Jan. 8

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk to a lawyer telephone hotline will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    The program allows the general public to ask legal questions and receive legal advice and guidance at no cost. Anyone can use the hotline, as long as the questions relate to Indiana law.

    To access the hotline, call (888) 594-3449.  The number is only accessible during the time the clinic is open.

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  • Officials approve pacts to renew firefighting services

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety approved three firefighting pacts, reinstated a reserve police officer and discussed dog problems at a regular meeting Dec. 8.

    Under one of the agreements, Troy Township will pay $8,000 plus part of the insurance cost and county-option income tax – the same as last year – for firefighting services the city provides, Mayor Mary Snyder said.