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  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA entrepreneurship project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.  

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Two wanted on warrants arrested Wednesday with alleged drug lab

    TELL CITY – Details were sketchy as of press time Wednesday but two people allegedly removed from a stolen truck were in custody on outstanding warrants.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh stopped a truck near the Tell City Ranger Station that had been stolen in Cannelton.

    John E. Applegate, the driver of the truck, and a passenger, Daniel L. Cash, were arrested. A state lab team was called to the scene to remove what police said were drug-lab materials.

    Watch for a full story in Monday’s edition.

  • Cannelton swearing-in set Jan. 1

    CANNELTON – Newly elected city officials will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Nightlife Karaoke Cafe, 124 S. Sixth St., (formerly the Sarsaparilla Saloon) according to Cannelton Mayor-elect Mary Freeman Snyder. The ceremony will be open to the public and a social hour will follow, she said.

  • Hagedorn certified as economic developer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has announced that Carol Hagedorn, a project manager for the organization, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

  • Sexual predator jailed for failing to list address

    TELL CITY – A registered sexual predator was arrested earlier this month for allegedly failing to register a new address, a violation of the state’s rules for sex offenders.

    According to Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Dane Hickman registered an address in the 1000 block of Fifth St. in Tell City but was actually living on 10th Street.

  • TC school board to convene (again)

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – There were no big issues on the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of Tell City-Troy Township School Board, but its members may gather again as soon as Friday to revote on some matters.

  • Leopold Parade Winners

    Winning entries in Saturday’s Leopold Christmas Parade have been announced.
    First place, German American Bank
    Second place, Southern Indiana Power
    Third place, Don Epple’s train
    Fourth place, Lilly Dale Express train

  • Christmas spirit in Leopold

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  • Animal control vote pushed back to Dec. 28

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In what would be an almost two-hour meeting Dec. 5, Perry County commissioners heard from a few members of the public about the proposed animal-control ordinance currently under review by the commissioners.

    County Councilman Chet Mathena took to the podium first. He thanked the commissioners and all those who had been a part of drafting the ordinance, however, he addressed many aspects about the law that he was not in favor of.

  • Cannelton chief resigning at year’s end

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced Monday he will resign Dec. 30.

    “It’s been a good run, a good 10 years,” he said of his time with the police department.