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  • Tell City edges Rangers

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two singles matches and No. 2 doubles to beat Forest Park 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

  • Patriotism, pride on display in Rome

    Rome Masonic Lodge 133, F&AM, hosted a flag dedication July 28 outside the lodge building. Members of Grandview Chapter of Rolling Thunder conducted the ceremony, which included hoisting of the nation’s colors, and as the prisoners of war-missing in action flag. 

    Active for more than 150 years, the lodge continues to draw new members, one of whom, Ethan Barton, helped to organize the event. Also in attendance were former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb and Dennis Herrell, past grand master of Free and Accepted Masons for the state of Indiana.

  • Knowledge is power in fight against mosquitoes, virus

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe West Nile virus is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet contains important information that can help you recognize and prevent the virus. 

    What Are the Symptoms of the Virus?

  • Mosquitoes from county test positive for West Nile virus

    TELL CITY – Indiana Department of Health laboratory results confirmed this week that mosquitoes recently collected in Perry County tested positive for the West Nile virus. 

    To date, no human cases of the disease have been reported in Perry County.

    West Nile virus usually causes West Nile fever, a milder form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. 

  • County faces feral-cat problem



    Like many cities, towns and communities around the country, Perry County is experiencing an explosion in the stray and feral cat population. 

    The dramatic increase in such numbers are understandable when you consider a single breeding pair will raise two litters per year and can have as many as 420,000 offspring in their lifetime.

    That is why immediate measures are required at this time in an effort to control and curtail this ever-increasing population. 

  • Drive sober or get pulled over in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite the fact every driver should know it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle while impaired, thousands of people get behind the wheel each year with blood-alcohol concentrations of .08 percent or higher.

    In fact, more than 10,000 people died in crashes in 2010 that involved drivers or motorcycle riders who had a blood-alcohol concentrations of .08 percent or higher. That’s one person every 51 minutes who died needlessly in a crash that likely could have been prevented if alcohol hadn’t been involved.

  • Century to terminate power contract with Big Rivers


    Hancock (County, Ky.) Clarion

    HAWESVILLE – Century Aluminum Co., owner of the aluminum smelter outside of Hawesville, announced early Monday morning it had notified Big Rivers Electric Cooperative that it intends to terminate its power contract with the utility. 

    Century gave Big Rivers the legally required 12-month notice that it planned to shut down the plant.

  • Author presents anti-bullying messages


    TELL CITY – A child who is being bullied can feel broken down, all alone and hopeless.

    Those feelings can become so strong that suicide becomes an option.

    Author and comedian Brad Tassell told fourth-graders at William Tell Elementary School last Thursday about some things they can do to prevent that alternative from becoming attractive to them or others around them. Titled “Bullying Fun,” his noon presentation was one of four at the school geared to different age groups.

  • Demolition Days
  • Murder suspect found in county



    GRANDVIEW – The body of a man found June 1 in a Spencer County barn finally has a name. So does his alleged killer. 

    Police arrested 37-year-old Randall Lee Riley of Owensboro, Ky., last Thursday and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Brian L. Cain. Spencer County Sheriff’s Department Detective Chris King said Cain, who lived in Lewisport, Ky., has been positively matched with the remains of a male discovered June 1.