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  • Police plan beefed-up New Year’s enforcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana law enforcement agencies are working to keep motorists safe this holiday season as police step up impaired driving patrols on Hoosier roadways this week.
    Members of Indiana’s 35 DUI Task Forces will conduct high-visibility enforcement activities such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints across the state through New Year’s Day.

  • 2011: A look at some of the year’s headlines - First of a two-part series

    School board fires superintendent in Cannelton: One of the year’s top issues – the suspension and firing of Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman – was initiated in November and concluded three days before Christmas.

  • Car flips near Millstone

    Four occupants of a car that overturned Wednesday night on Indiana 66 near Millstone escaped serious injury, police said. The names of the driver and occupants weren’t available Friday but the driver apparently lost control while traveling south. The car left the east side of the road and overturned, crumpling its top. Two people were briefly trapped inside. Perry County Emergency Medical Services transported two people. No other details were available.

  • Officer of the year

    Shawn Perryman, right, was honored Dec. 7 as reserve patrolman of the year. Patrolman Roger Smith, commander of the city’s reserve force, said Perryman is active in activities such as sporting events that reserves provide security for, as well as community events such as Schweizer Fest.

  • Boosting God’s Army

    Webb Wheels customer-service representative Danielle Corley, left, and shipping-and-traffic specialist Karmen Peter present a check Thursday to Salvation Army representative Randy Roccia.

  • Local homebuilder nominated for international award

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County contracting firm Simon and Harris has been nominated for an international award presented by ICF Building Magazine. The Derby home Simon & Harris built for Wayne and Diana Graves is one of three finalists for residential projects constructed with insulating concrete forms.

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – It was an evening of farewells and year-end business for the city’s board of public works last Monday. Council and works board members John Little and Dr. Dianne Rudolph cast votes at what were their last meetings and were thanked by the city’s mayor and department heads.

  • Class A felony charges filed in mobile meth lab

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – Two Perry County men could spend decades in prison if convicted on charges of dealing in methamphetamine and other drug-related allegations that stem from a drug lab police said was found inside a stolen truck.

    Daniel Cash, 30, of 7870 Indiana 237, Tell City, and John Applegate, 31, of 20601 Main St., Bristow, each face a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, as well as possessing the drug and ingredients in its manufacture and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Chapman fired in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – School-board members made it official at a meeting Thursday – they fired Al Chapman as schools superintendent, high-school principal and teacher.

    Chapman did not appeal a suspension the board imposed Nov. 22 pending the terminations of his contracts and duties, board member Barbara Beard said Thursday before offering a motion to finalize the action. The vote was unanimous and no discussion was offered.

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