Local News

  • City’s police chief to retire




    TELL CITY – Throughout his nearly 29 years as a police officer, Greg Hendershot always looked forward to coming to work, as a patrolman, detective, assistant chief and for the past seven years as chief of police.

    “I climbed out of bed every day looking forward to my job. That’s probably why I stuck with it as long as I did,” Hendershot said Thursday.

    He is sticking with his job for another month.

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  • Marching Marksmen’s on-field production evolving


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fifth at a contest Saturday at Evansville North. The band was 10.25 points off the pace set by Mater Dei.

    After a very strong showing the previous week, Tell City faced what band director Natasha Edmondson considered very tough competition, as “most of the bands in our group are the same bands we will be up against at Regional contest.” 

  • Police seize synthetic drug; four arrested




    TELL CITY – The seizure of more than 2 pounds of bath salts landed four people in hot water last week. Four people, two from Tell City and two from Spencer County, face charges of dealing or possessing a synthetic drug.

  • A little Sunday wager
  • Sunday activities in Rome to kick off 2015 fall tour

    ROME – The community of Rome will host activities the first weekend of the Hoosier Heritage Fall tour Sunday, Oct. 4. Fried chicken dinners with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert will served in the courthouse. Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

    An all-day concession stand will sell hamburgers, cheeseburgers, barbecue and soft drinks.

    There will be live music by the House Kat Trio with Rita, Ray and Teddy. They will take the stage at 11 a.m. Free wagon rides will be provided by Jim Krutz, weather permitting.

  • Local graduation rates mostly near state averages, but there is room to improve


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – With the state averages for graduation rates pushing 90 percent, local schools are largely on pace with those numbers, bettering averages in several categories. Those figures are encouraging but do hold room for improvement.

  • Demo derby to headline Octoberfest’s Saturday list of events

    Fairgrounds near Grandview to host season’s final events

    GRANDVIEW – Spencer County’s annual Octoberfest is ready to kick off the fall season in style Saturday at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Grandview. Despite recent rainfall bringing an end to a relatively dry September, the forecast for Saturday holds the promise of enjoying the crisp air of autumn among friends and neighbors.

  • Troy council schedules rate meeting for Oct. 14

    TROY – The Troy Town Council will have a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Town Hall meeting room.

    The meeting will give the public a chance to ask questions and make comments about a proposed rate hike for the Troy water and sewer utilities.

    The town council’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include adoption of the town’s 2016 budget.