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  • Organization offers counseling for women

    PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. is accepting adult female clients who are ready to begin the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse.

    The counseling sessions are free, confidential and facilitated by social workers. The format is based on the Courage to Heal format, which offers practical, empowering first hand information while providing respectful, compassionate guidance through the healing process.

  • Tell City man killed in car fire

    Police: Vehicle was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man died Wednesday evening when the car he was driving caught fire along Boyd Road east of Tell City.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., Tell City, died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.

  • Mock turtle soup pre-order sale

    NEW BOSTON - The New Boston Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is currently taking pre orders for their mock turtle soup.

    The soup will be made Feb. 24 and be ready for pick-up after 3 p.m. Cost is $10 per gallon. To place an order call (812) 357-2087.

  • National Pet Adoption month

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will sponsor an adoption event Feb. 23 to promote National Pet Adoption Month.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., patrons can visit the store and adopt animals from the Perry County Animal Shelter and receive goodie bags, which include samples of Science Diet. For more information call the store at 547-7444.

  • Girl Scout cookies available Monday

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts will begin filling cookie orders Monday and if you didn't have the chance to order a box or two, local troops will have cookie booths stationed around the county starting Friday.

    Friday's booths will be at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to noon, Fifth Third Bank from 3 to 6 p.m. and CVS from noon to 6 p.m. The News will publish a full listing of booths Thursday.

  • High water closes two stretches of state highway

    PERRY COUNTY - The rising Ohio River had two sections of Indiana 66 closed Friday.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation said Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to State Road 70 in Derby was closed. Indiana 66 from Derby to Indiana 62 in Sulphur was also closed.

  • Mayor names members to two governing groups

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing announced several appointments to two governmental bodies last Monday.

    Gilbert Spindler was reappointed to the Perry County Alcoholic Beverage Board. Joining the Tell City Plan Commission for four-year terms are Kaye Kleeman and Ryan Oberhausen.

    Ewing announced that Dennis Graves has resigned from the commission, leaving her with another seat to fill.

  • Features added to News Web site

    Readers using the Perry County News Web site may have noticed some features added recently.

    A test-version archive-search box has been added to the upper-right side of each page. Unlike the search box above it, which finds only the stories in the current edition, the test version locates stories as far back as mid-October, when The News was switched by its parent company to a new Web-site system.

  • UPDATE - Police: Car was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - Police have released the name of a Tell City man whose charred remains were found inside a car on Boyd Road Wednesday evening.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.

  • Behind the Wheel to Behind Bars

    Frank Swaney, top photo, an employee of Young's Wrecker Service, releases water from the interior of a waterlogged pickup truck that became stranded Monday in water over the boat ramp in Cannelton's Hafele Park. The driver, 23-year-old Charlie R. Roberts of Washington, was jailed for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Police said the truck belonged to Roberts' Kentucky employer and officers said the driver may not have had permission to be driving the full-size GMC truck. Theft charges are possible in Kentucky.