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  • Garage fire
  • Two nabbed after Tuesday pursuit

    TROY – A short pursuit Tuesday night landed two people in jail on multiple drug charges.

    According to Lt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department, officers attempted to stop a car driven by John A. Fortwendel, 27.

    The pursuit ended in Troy, where Fortwendel allegedly parked his car next to a residence. He and a  passenger, identified by police as Brittany Babbitt, 26, of Elizabeth, allegedly tried to run but were apprehended.

  • Former judge, longtime attorney David Huber dies at age 80




    CANNELTON – A Cannelton High School graduate whose intelligence and determination took him from Perry County to the halls of Harvard University and nearly to Congress before launching an honored legal career of his own died this week.

    J. David Huber passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was 80 years old.

  • Travelers in the cold
  • Despite cold, TC apple drop still a go

    TELL CITY – While it may be the coldest Silvesternacht on record, Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration in City Hall Park is still ago.

    Plans again include a variety of activities from 8 to 11 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, including games, an open pool party and new and improved inflatables and obstacle courses.

    Past events have drawn large numbers of youngsters, who are chaperoned by a group of adults.

  • Changes coming to superintendent’s contract


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Changes to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. superintendent’s contract are near finalization. An addendum to the existing contract, which expires June 31, 2020, was presented during a special session of the school board Thursday.

    The six page, seven part contract and supplement clarifies terms to coincide with recent changes to employee policies, including days off, how vacation is accrued, retirement savings compensation and other incentives.

  • Councilman questions county’s reappointment process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Decisions about county council reappointments to various boards for 2018 could see some heated contention in the coming week. Announcements on those positions could come at the group’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting for:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

    • Perry County Public Library Board – one appointment for a 1-year term

  • Dr. Gene Ress touched countless lives over half a century as a country physician ... and in many other ways




    I vow that I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor.


    Well more than half a century ago, a newly anointed physician, Gene Ress uttered something close to the words above, part of the 2,000-year-old Hippocratic oath pledged by new physicians.

    Few practitioners of medicine have lived a life so upright or so filled with honor.

    Ress, 82, died Dec. 12, after an illness of several months.

  • Ventures with a footpath mentor


    Staff Writer


    Want to get outdoors more in the New Year? Maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby.  Look no further that your own back door. Several winter and early spring hikes are planned at various locations in Perry County. The next excursion is set for Saturday, Jan. 6, and  the series runs through April.

  • Songs of the season