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  • Saturday marks Dragging Main’s return

    TELL CITY – If weather forecasters hit the mark, Saturday evening’s Dragging Main will benefit from slightly cooler conditions as hundreds – perhaps thousands – of people descend on Tell City to cruise the streets, meet friends and celebrate a generations-old Tell City tradition on wheels

    Dragging Main began last year with a Facebook post by county resident Joe Morton, who suggested it would be nice if people would gather again to cruise Main Street. 

  • Tell City Gets Its Big Apple

    New York may be known as the Big Apple but Tell City has a sizable apple of it own, located suitably in City Hall Park.

    Hoisted atop a 45-foot pole Wednesday morning with help from Tell City Electric Department Line Foreman Bob Damin, the 6-foot tall and equally wide aluminum apple-shaped design will be on display during next month’s Schweizer Fest. It is a project of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Murder for hire trial begins


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    ROCKPORT – A trial in a murder-for-hire case against Tell City resident Jane Kleaving got under way Tuesday with opening statements from prosecution and defense teams in Spencer Circuit Court. 

    The defense claims Kleaving was a victim of police entrapment and the plot to murder resulted from pressure from Indiana State Police and outside agency colleagues.

  • Cannelton streets to go one-way

    Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder informed the News Monday morning that city's board of public works will meet Wednesday morning to put one-way streets into effect as the next phase of work on Indiana 66 begins.

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  • Second arrest made in copper theft

    TELL CITY – A second person was arrested Thursday in a sheriff’s department investigation into copper thefts near Waupaca Foundry.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Smith, Randall Riley, 37, of Owensboro, Ky., faces a theft charge.

    David W. Crochet, 30, of Cloverport, Ky., was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly being caught red-handed removing copper wire.

    Thefts of copper have become more numerous in recent years as the price of the metal increased.

    Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh also took part in the investigation.

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  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • Stahly to walk in the footsteps of U.S. leaders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 250 outstanding middle-school students from across the United States, including one from Perry County, are taking part in a leadership conference this week in Washington, D.C.

    Titled Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future, the Junior National Young Leaders Conference introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills.

  • Haughee charged with sex-offender registry violation

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man already facing a charge of failing to register as a sex offender was arrested July 9 for the same alleged offense.

    Michael Haughee, 60, was jailed for allegedly failing to update his address, one of the requirements of being on the state’s sex-offender registry.

    Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said he received information that Haughee was not residing at the address at which he had registered.

    He was taken to the Perry County Jail, where he was being held Friday.