http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Carter wants city to ‘stand up,’ county to enact dog tax http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/carter-wants-city-%E2%80%98stand-up%E2%80%99-county-enact-dog-tax <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Jim Carter is working to get city and county officials to &ldquo;stand up,&rdquo; he said, to animal problems that recently came to a head for businesses along Tell City&rsquo;s Main Street.</p> <p> A letter from Kathy Finley of Finley&rsquo;s Antiques and Custom Framing highlighted a problem &ldquo;we noticed two-and-a-half years ago that&rsquo;s going to get worse, and obviously this is one of the worst of the situations in Tell City,&rdquo; said Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.</p> Turkey BINGO! http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/turkey-bingo <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/turkey_bingo.jpg" alt="Ann Carpenter, 94, scans her bingo cards in the opening game of turkey bingo hosted by St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton. The pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser, held in recent years in the Cannelton Community Center, is a city tradition going back more than 70 years. Parishioner Margaret Schank said the event ranks with the city’s Christmas parade and elementary school fall festival. Winners won either a turkey or a cash jackpot. Carpenter said she has been attending for many of those 70 years. " title="Ann Carpenter, 94, scans her bingo cards in the opening game of turkey bingo hosted by St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton. The pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser, held in recent years in the Cannelton Community Center, is a city tradition going back more than 70 years. Parishioner Margaret Schank said the event ranks with the city’s Christmas parade and elementary school fall festival. Winners won either a turkey or a cash jackpot. Carpenter said she has been attending for many of those 70 years. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> (Click photo to enlarge.)</p> Bicentennial time capsule items will be accepted through January http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/bicentennial-time-capsule-items-will-be-accepted-through-january <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there&rsquo;s still time to make your contributions.</p> <p> Items for the time capsule will be collected through Jan. 31 and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.</p> Santa plans visit to Cannelton as city gears up for Friday parade http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/santa-plans-visit-cannelton-city-gears-friday-parade <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; Keep an ear out for Santa&rsquo;s sleigh bells. The jolly elf is on his way to Cannelton for the city&rsquo;s annual Christmas parade Friday, the first of three planned in the county.</p> <p> Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will follow its usual route on Indiana 66 and Washington Street. The parade will end at the floodwall.</p> Recycling district eyes shelter for drop-off site http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/recycling-district-eyes-shelter-drop-site <p> By DON STEEN<br /> Staff Writer</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; The county&rsquo;s Cannelton recycling center may see the addition of a shelter to house salvaged electronics.</p> <p> Perry County Recycling Management District Executive Director Ken Smith announced at a Nov. 20 board-of-directors meeting that a shelter may be installed at the Cannelton collection site. According to Smith, a vendor who collects recycled electronics at the Cannelton site has expressed concern about corrosion and rust of the recyclable electronics stored there.</p> Dog bites cop, but officer still catches suspect http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/dog-bites-cop-officer-still-catches-suspect <p> By STUART CASSIDY<br /> Staff Writer</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; An intoxicated man crashed his motorcycle Saturday night and led a Cannelton police officer on a short foot chase before being apprehended, authorities said.</p> Central Bark Dog Park a community effort http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/central-bark-dog-park-community-effort <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dogparkwte_greatclass.jpg" alt="William Tell Elementary sixth-graders have been meeting weekly with Tell City police officer Derrick Lawalin during Kevin Rhode’s social studies class. Lawalin facilitates the department’s GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The class chose the dog park revitalization as their community volunteer project. Pictured front from the left are Cameron Rogier, Alissa Smith, Bethany McCoy, Maggie Lamb, Rhiannon Campbell, Calob Bramschreiber, Devante Harris, Emma Harding,and Marra Hartweck; middle row Ali Paulin, Katelyn Dunn, Emma Armstrong, Aryanna Russell, Benna Sims, Mattea Swaney, Hannah Gray, Anthony Koch and Dylan Ragan. In the back row are teacher Kevin Rhodes, Dalton Kessinger, Trenton Ingle, Drew Maffia, Diond’re Jacob, Alec Stahly, Silas Zuelly and Officer Lawalin. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)" title="William Tell Elementary sixth-graders have been meeting weekly with Tell City police officer Derrick Lawalin during Kevin Rhode’s social studies class. Lawalin facilitates the department’s GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The class chose the dog park revitalization as their community volunteer project. Pictured front from the left are Cameron Rogier, Alissa Smith, Bethany McCoy, Maggie Lamb, Rhiannon Campbell, Calob Bramschreiber, Devante Harris, Emma Harding,and Marra Hartweck; middle row Ali Paulin, Katelyn Dunn, Emma Armstrong, Aryanna Russell, Benna Sims, Mattea Swaney, Hannah Gray, Anthony Koch and Dylan Ragan. In the back row are teacher Kevin Rhodes, Dalton Kessinger, Trenton Ingle, Drew Maffia, Diond’re Jacob, Alec Stahly, Silas Zuelly and Officer Lawalin. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="174" height="85" /><p> By TRINA SEVERSON<br /> Feature Writer</p> <p> For anyone passing by the newly named Central Bark Dog Park last Saturday, it may have appeared Tell City has gone to the dogs.</p> <p> The former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City was created a couple of years ago as a test project. Over the past several months, however, a group of volunteers passionate about the park, led by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson, spearheaded a dog-park revitalization. Davis and Emerson met at the park awhile back while exercising their dogs.</p> Academic kickoff celebrates success with awards, creative fun http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/academic-kickoff-celebrates-success-awards-creative-fun <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/academickickoff3.jpg" alt="Teacher Dan Lacy and principal Brad Ramsey dress up as Mario and Luigi for their opening skits. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" title="Teacher Dan Lacy and principal Brad Ramsey dress up as Mario and Luigi for their opening skits. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> TELL CITY &ndash; The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Leadership program hosted its annual Academic Kickoff Oct. 23. This year&rsquo;s theme was Video Games with the slogan &ldquo;Bring Your &lsquo;A&rsquo; Game.&rdquo; This year&rsquo;s show was hosted by teacher Dan Lacy.</p>