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Today's News

  • Shooting death ruled an accident

    TROY - The Oct. 21 shooting death of a Troy man has been ruled an accident.

    County Coroner Darrel Riley said Friday evidence showed Charles Leazenby, 19, slipped while standing on a hillside, causing the .22 caliber rifle he was carrying to discharge, striking the man in the chest. Riley said the bullet struck Leazenby's heart.

    State police said the teen left his home that morning to go hunting but never returned. He was found by family members later that day.

  • Community's giving spirit goes on display

    PERRY COUNTY - A county organization whose mission is giving is celebrating the people and organizations who help them do it.

    At the request of the Perry County Community Foundation, the county commissioners declared November to be Philanthropy Month. In conjunction with that observance, blue ribbons are being displayed at the offices of organizations that have benefited from the community's giving nature.

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  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.

  • Humane Society officers may retain positions

    PERRY COUNTY - Because attendance was low and nominations weren't made for all Humane Society of Perry County offices at a meeting Oct. 13, those present approved a motion to extend officer positions one year.

    The action requires the membership's approval, President Jim Carter said, and will be considered at a 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 meeting at Fifth Third Bank. "If the motion prevails, all present officers will hold their respective positions until Jan. 1, 2011, he explained. "If you diagree with this motion, please be at the meeting to voice your concerns."

  • Cleanup days set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy

    TROY - Fall cleanup days are set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy. Residents should have items placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Nov. 19. Some large and heavy items carry a pickup charge.

    For more information call the town office at 547-7501.

  • FOP Camaro raffle continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Members of Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police continue to sell tickets in a raffle for a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50, with the drawing scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall.

    Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

    Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FOP member or by calling Brian Greulich at 547-8741. Officers will be selling chances Saturday and Nov. 21 at Wal-Mart.

  • Recovery home needs to become reality soon

    County commissioners took the easy way out last month by declining to act on a rezoning request that would have allowed a residence on Girl Scout Road to be converted into a recovery home for men seeking to come clean from drugs.

    Commissioners' inaction doesn't change the fact that there are people, right here, in need of care. We hope the setback doesn't change the commitment others have to working with people trying to overcome addictions.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' 70 years old

    In case you haven't heard, the "Wizard of Oz" is 70 years old. The timeless tale of ruby slippers, munchkins and good and bad witches was drawing its first fans seven decades ago.

    In Tell City, the movie was set to premiere 70 years ago this weekend at the Ohio Theatre. The local papers heralded the movie's star power, including Judy Garland as Dorothy, and its vivid color.

  • Holiday Helpers ready for season

    Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren't alone. The Holiday Helpers United are already working on helping those in need this Christmas, and we need your help, too.