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  • Little league treasurer faces theft charges

    TELL CITY – Tell City Little League Baseball Club Treasurer Jeni R. Albin is facing charges of theft following a series of discrepancies in the club’s checking account.

    Walter Hagedorn provided Tell City Police Department a summary of bank statements and checks and deposit slips and a police investigation found a total of $9,336.64 missing.

    During a subsequent police interview with the accused, she admitted to stealing money from the account.

  • Workplace experience key in teachers’ new roles

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Several recent additions to the classroom ranks at Tell City Junior Senior High School include teachers who have had successful careers outside of the education field.

    • Larry Peter, 57, will serve as an instructor for the school’s new radio-television program. A 1976 graduate of Tell City High School, Peter has a variety of experience in the communications business.

  • Fundraising efforts continue to save City Hall lions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts to raise money to preserve Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions is making progress, a city councilman said Wednesday. However, more money is needed.

    As the News reported this summer, the pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in serious need of repair, and Councilman Chris Cail agreed to lead efforts to raise the approximately $5,000 needed to repair the sculptures.

  • Schedule set for Obrecht House repairs

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The long and mostly sad saga of the Adolph Obrecht House’s decline took a potentially positive turn Monday. An agreement detailing a schedule of needed work – and deadlines for when it will be done – was approved by a Kentucky priest who is the home’s owner and Tell City officials.

  • Troy refinery site almost ready for sale

    ROCKPORT – After years of cleanup and a few unexpected complications, the former United Energy refinery site in Troy is nearly ready for new ownership. However, the Spencer County Commissioners are waiting for a few more things to fall into place before sending this piece of land to the auctioneer’s block.

  • Library sales to benefit library and friends

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library held a silent auction and yard sale Aug. 12-13 in addition to their yearly Schweizer Fest book sale. Items sold include card catalogues from 1917 and 1957, framed art purchased in 1980 and more modern printers and a copy machine. The library made around $2,700 from the sales and auction, which will be used to benefit the library and Friends of the Library.

  • Judges uniting in a call to action for local children

    TELL CITY – In a rare event of unity, four local county Judges will hold a joint press conference on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Circuit Court of the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City to a lead a call to action for local children. 

    The Judges will highlight an often overlooked and under-publicized issue: the overall increase in child abuse-neglect cases in our area. The increase in cases is being primarily caused by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on local families. 

  • Upcoming bridgework to cause delays, road closures

    PERRY COUNTY – Work on several county roads is scheduled to get underway and may cause traffic delays or road closures.

    Replacement of a box culvert on Optical Road north of Interstate 64 is slated to begin Monday. A runaround will be installed there for local traffic.

    However, repairs are also slated for Carlisle Road in Siberia the same day which will require a temporary closure. Motorists are advised they may need take an alternate route.

  • Teen faces meth, weapons charges

    TELL CITY – A report of a theft led to multiple charges against a Tell City teen, including manufacturing of methamphetamine and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

    On Sept. 7,  Tell City Police Officers arrested 19-year-old Nicholas R Schulthise. Patrol officers were actively searching for Schulthise after receiving a report he had stolen an electronic tablet from a female resident in Tell City. They also learned when the victim confronted Schulthise about the tablet; he threatened her with a handgun.

  • County prepares for major budget cuts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As the summer wanes, things are falling into place as the Perry County Council begins its fiscal planning for 2017. All-day budget sessions are scheduled to start Wednesday morning at the courthouse and will continue through Thursday.