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Today's News

  • Service project

    William Tell Elementary sixth-graders joined hands to clean Joe Schaeffer Park last week as part of a community service project related to their participation in a Gang Resistance Education program they took part in over the past several months. Other classes created their own service projects, including promoting classmates on how to treat others with respect and making good decisions. 

  • Police investigate vandalism to mailboxes

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City police and sheriff’s deputies are investigating several cases of vandalism to mailboxes. 

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith said he took at least 10 separate calls from people whose mailboxes were damaged Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

    Tell City Patrolman Phil Flamion also fielded cases early Wednesday. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 547-2441. 

  • Register by Saturday for Twilight Scout Camp

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts are planning a three-day day Summer Twilight Camp. It will be held July 18-20 at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, Ky. Hours will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Girls will plan a program titled “100 Year Green: Connecting With the Environment,” make crafts, swim and have a lot of fun making new friends. 

  • Don’t restrict marriage to a narrow definition

    By Vicki Rogier-Sprinkle

    I would like to better understand the argument presented in your editorial titled “Don’t Belittle the Opponents of Gay Marriage” but unfortunately your logic has failed to convince me. 

    Past civil-rights battles have been won when insisting upon the equal rights ultimately sped legislation and acceptance of these rights. Contrary to your argument, many would argue that by not having the legal right to same-sex marriage that their love and commitment to their partner is the victim being belittled.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel in concert Saturday

    Folk Mountain Gospel will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tell City. Don and Donna Mohl have been traveling and sharing the love of Jesus through song since 1988. The group sings old hymns of faith, more recently gospel tunes and some songs that they have written related to family, values and love of God. 

  • Success at Shoot for the Stars

    Kira Maddle and Rebecca Shearn advanced to the September finale for the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest held in May in City Hall Park. The other contestants were urged to return for the June 8 event. More contestants are expected. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Food items will be available for purchase. 

  • Cannelton School Board member arrested

    CANNELTON – According to Cannelton police, James R. Lawson Jr., of 21 Lafayette Street in Cannelton was arrested May 19. 

    Lawson allegedly flagged down police then reportedly stated to them that he was intoxicated. According to police, Lawson accelerated quickly, causing his tires to squeal. 

    After he was transported to the Perry County Jail, Lawson allegedly intimidated a jail officer by threatening to batter her. Lawson is preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and intimidation on a jail officer.

  • Cannelton man jailed on charges of burglary, trespass

    CANNELTON – An early-morning complaint about suspicious noises coming from the city’s street department led to to the arrest of a Cannelton man. 

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, officers were summoned to the Cannelton Street Department around 1 a.m. Officers located an open door and said forced entry had been made into an office. Inside the building, officers allegedly found Brian A. Self, 19. He was jailed on charges of burglary, attempted theft and criminal trespass. 

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request at June 20 meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. 

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

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