Local News

  • Troy officials take next steps in stormwater-sewer project

    Feature Writer

  • Double-crossed!

    Members of the Tell City Marching Marksmen rehearse their show, “Double-crossed!” Monday evening. Music Director Natasha Edmondson said this year’s theme takes the performers and audiences into the 1920s, with lots of jazz and color-guard girls clad in the fringed frocks of flappers.

  • Waupaca Foundry to be sold by KPS to Hitachi

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile- and gray-iron castings, announced Tuesday Hitachi Metals Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire the company from its current owner, KPS Capital Partners LP, a New York-based private-equity firm.

  • Road race planned for bicentennial

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial anniversary scheduled for Nov. 1 will pit local runners against each other in a 200-mile tag-team road race, Cheri Taylor told the county commissioners in a regular meeting Tuesday. (In the print edition, the News erroneously reported this race will be for drivers.)

  • Tractor club to meet Aug. 28

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Branchville Conservation Club.

  • Board approves off-duty officers’ security employment at Pour Haus

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has given permission for off-duty police officers to provide security at a new downtown restaurant.

    Derek Cronin, co-owner of the Pour Haus, wants to employ officers as security when bands bring in large crowds to the Seventh Street business, Chief Greg Hendershot reported at a recent meeting.

  • Perry County child-care group seeks community input

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly organized group of county businesses and organizations is in the process of identifying the child care needs in Perry County and is seeking public input.

    Members of Perry Childcare Initiative Inc. began meeting in July of 2013 to discuss the perceived need for early child care services in the community. Many of the business partners involved in early discussions expressed concerns that the attraction of new employees is often hampered by challenges families face with finding child care, especially care during nontraditional work hours.

  • Golden Living Center honored at Schweizer Fest dinner

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  • Four jailed on drug, common nuisance charges

    TELL CITY – Four people face criminal charges after an officer’s attempt to serve a warrant Aug. 8 allegedly turned up suspected drug use inside a Tell City home.

    According to police reports, Patrolman Bryce Hammack attempted to serve a warrant on Kenneth W. Garrett at his residence at 740 N. 14th St. While at the home, Hammack allegedly detected the odor of burnt marijuana and Garrett allegedly admitted to smoking pot before police arrived.

    Garrett, 58, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Cannelton man accused of making methamphetamine

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton man was jailed Aug. 8 after county sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State Police troopers allegedly found him with a methamphetamine lab. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, an active “one-pot” lab was located in a wooded area off of Indiana 66 east of Cannelton.