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    Editor's Note: Eric Harris of Cannelton is a movie buff and blogger who posts reviews of recent films at http://middleofnowheremoviereviews.blogspot.com. At the newspaper's request, he previews Sunday's Academy Awards.

    The Oscars are this Sunday, but does anyone care? You might disagree with the nominations; I certainly do. "The Wrestler" should have been nominated for best picture, Bruce Springsteen should have been up for best song, Clint Eastwood for best actor, Darren Aronofsky for best director, etc.

  • Ky. jailer arrested on local charges

    LaRUE COUNTY, Ky. – A deputy jailer in LaRue County, Ky., was arrested Sunday on charges she took more than $5,000 in 2005 while working in a Tell City business.

    Kentucky State Police said Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, Ky., was wanted on several counts of felony theft in Perry County.

    McGee was charged with five counts of "fugitive from another state" according to Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Vaughn, who arrested McGee at her workplace at 2:48 a.m. Sunday.

  • TC man faces 2 felonies after run from police

    TELL CITY – A driver did his best to elude a Tell City officer early Saturday but eventually decided it was best to end a brief pursuit that concluded with a trip down an ice-covered hill.

    Randall L. Kleeman, 28, of 1239 Ninth St., Tell City, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, both felonies.

  • January ice storm 'lam-blasts' rail line

    TELL CITY – The ice storm that littered the county with fallen trees and branches Jan. 27 and 28 "lam-blasted again" the Hoosier Southern Railroad, Dick Neumann reported Friday at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    "It seems like we're doing this every six weeks," the vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency said, alluding to a mid-September wind storm that also sent Hoosier Southern employees on a track-clearing mission.

  • Perry Central vocalist earns solo gold

    LEOPOLD – Kynslee Roberts, a Perry Central High School senior, earned a gold rating at Indiana State School Music Association vocal-soloist competition at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Accompanied by pianist Mary Seitz, Roberts performed "Into the Night" in Group 1, the association's most-difficult category.

    Perry Central has no choral director, so Roberts' accomplishment "really shows her self-directed learning and ambition," Music Director Rob Cason said Monday. "We really didn't assist her that much. We're very proud of her."

  • Saturday band auction offers hundreds of deals

    TELL CITY – A four-drawer fireproof filing cabinet donated by Schwab Safe Corp., major and minor appliances, furniture, clothing, personal-care items and even a bathroom sink are among hundreds of articles to be auctioned off Saturday in the Tell City High School cafeteria.

  • Forest Service revises rules for cutting firewood

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest has revised its firewood-cutting program in response to increased demand and available downed trees in the wake of recent wind and ice storms.

    "We have always had a firewood permit program," said Anne Carey, Brownstown-Tell City District ranger, "but the severe weather impacts from Hurricane Ike and the recent ice storm, plus wood from our timber-sale program, have created more opportunities to provide the public with firewood."  

  • Chamber to publish updated community map

    PERRY COUNTY – Sales for a community map being produced for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce are under way, according to Cheri Taylor, the chamber's executive director.

    She and the chamber board are working with Village-Profile.com Inc., which has been producing publications for the chamber since 1998.

    The map will be published this summer with 5,000 printed copies distributed throughout Tell City and the surrounding area to visitors and to individuals and businesses inquiring to the chamber about relocation.

  • Troy residents asked to set limbs out for chipping

    TROY – Residents of Troy are asked to stack limbs knocked down by the recent ice storm next to the street. Town employees plan to chip the limbs. Residents should not place limbs in the street or take them to Burke Park because of the possibility of flooding in the low-lying area.

    For more information, call the town's utility office at 547-7501.