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  • Tell City’s new police dog, Piko, is on patrol




    Tell City’s new police canine is on patrol, ready to serve and protect and, when called upon, to take a bite out of crime.

    Piko (pronounced Pee-Ko) is a 16-month-old German shepherd born in Slovakia. He and Patrolman Jason Shadwick graduated Nov. 17 from Top Dogs K9 School in Evansville. Shadwick called the six weeks of training one of the most challenging experiences of his career.

  • Rain postponesCannelton parade until Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Pending rain forced the postponement, for the first time in many years, of Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade Friday.

    The event will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will be one of three local parades this weekend.

    Parade entries in Cannelton will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.

  • Traffic stop leads to meth-related charges

    TELL CITY – A Rockport man was arrested last Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of items police said were used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    According to officers, Patrolman Phillip Flamion initiated a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Humboldt Street after noticing that the vehicle’s registration had expired. An examination of the vehicle’s contents allegedly revealed items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

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  • Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    PERRY COUNTY – The holidays are fast approaching and the local Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers.

    Randy Roccia is kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and he hopes families and representatives of local businesses, churches, clubs and civic organizations will help ring bells this season.

    “We will have kettles in front of each Wal-Mart entrance through Thursday, Dec. 24,” he said. “We are allowed to ring bells from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.”

  • Family’s passion fuels Flash’s Suzuki

    TROY -– When the owners of Flash’s Suzuki, Mark and Angie Kleeman, selected the site for their storefront near the Perry-Spencer county line in Troy three decades ago, they positioned themselves perfectly for the customer base they serve. Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River and even closer to the thousands of wooded acres that compose the landscape, it was the perfect setting for the business’ marine and all-terrain vehicle theme.

  • Boutique joins Main Street business district

    TELL CITY – Even before entering, the vibe of Vanessa’s Unique Boutique becomes apparent. Multi-colored Christmas lights hang in the window, complete with tinsel. Ponchos, cardigans and other garments line the walls and hang on racks out on the floor.

    Upon entering, the subtle presence of incense can be detected and now the rest of the lights, previously out of view, can be seen swooping up toward the turn-of-the-20th century tin ceiling.

  • Esareys’ E&E Guns always on target

    TELL CITY – Nearly half a century of gunslinging to Perry County’s vast community of outdoorsmen, puts E&E Guns and Sporting Goods and its ownership under the Esarey clan in select company for longevity among local family businesses.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke repeats as martial arts world champion

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke is a two-time world champion! The Perry County man took elite first place in a weapons division and second place in forms during the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

    “This is the second year in a row I was able to attend this competition, turning in the same results,” Duke said. “It’s a proud feeling to represent Tell City.”

  • Annexation judge to hear arguments on signature issues

    TELL CITY – Questions over the validity of some signatures in the ongoing legal challenge against Tell City’s annexation efforts may be answered during a Dec. 10 hearing scheduled in Perry Circuit Court.

    The hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, will focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office months ago for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.