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Today's News

  • Chicago’s Pizza to help TC band 4-8 p.m. Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Perry Central hosting FAFSA workshop Thursday; students, parents invited

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the high-school library.

    Stan Werne, Vincennes University financial aid adviser, will be on hand to go through the FAFSA application process. It is strongly encouraged for seniors and their parents to attend.

    Contact Jody French, school guidance counselor, at 843-5121, for more information on the workshop.

  • Peter elected parks board president

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – For the first time in four years the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board of directors has a new president.

    Dan Peter was elected to that office for 2011 by board members Monday. He succeeds Edd Ransom, who served as president the last four years but has retired from the board.

    Gale Garner was elected vice president, succeeding Peter, and Rick Newton was re-elected secretary.

    In other business:

  • Peter elected parks board president

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – For the first time in four years the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board of directors has a new president.
    Dan Peter was elected to that office for 2011 by board members Monday. He succeeds Edd Ransom, who served as president the last four years but has retired from the board.

    Gale Garner was elected vice president, succeeding Peter, and Rick Newton was re-elected secretary.

    In other business:

  • Past year tough, but port close to goals

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Port-authority officials tried to be optimistic when they were planning last year’s budget, and came close to their projections despite a difficult economy, Stephen George reported at a meeting of the Perry County Port Authority directors Jan. 11.

    The manager of port facilities and governmental affairs said approximately 70 truckloads of magnesium oxide put the port-rail agency slightly over its projections for 2010 in that category.

  • TC man sentenced on molesting charge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with molesting a child was sentenced last Monday in Perry Circuit Court.

    Todd Zabel, 46, of 222 Seventh St., pleaded guilty under terms of a plea agreement to a Class C felony charge of child molesting. He was sentenced to six years with the Indiana Department of Correction, with four of those years suspended. Of the two years he will have to serve, Zabel will receive credit for the time he has served in the county jail.

  • Report: Tell City man shot himself with marshal’s gun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man killed during a standoff with U.S. marshals in Hawesville Oct. 22 shot himself after grabbing a marshal’s gun, according to a report released last week.

    Roger D. Pate, 36, was wanted on drug warrants issued in Perry County and had barricaded himself inside a home.

  • Starting Them Young
  • Investigation under way into infant’s death

    CANNELTON – State police detectives aided by the Perry County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death early Friday of an infant found inside an apartment in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall, officers were called at 2:31 a.m. to Golden Years Apartments after paramedics responded to a call about an infant who was not breathing.

  • Mayor: City fared well in recession

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city is sound financially, as shown by a State Board of Accounts report, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Jan. 10 in a State of the City Address.