Local News

  • Man accused of gun theft behind bars

    On Sept. 18, 2015, the Tell City Police Department responded to E & E Sporting Goods in Tell City to investigate a theft. Investigating officers learned that a male subject managed to leave the business without paying for two firearms he had selected in the store. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a red vehicle.

  • Wasting a little less time on ISTEP

    There may be no way to avoid the universally hated Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress that Indiana school children must take every year.

    But at least next spring, the unpleasant experience will be over more quickly.

    Last year, the test stretched to 12 hours, upsetting educators and parents across the state.

  • County to contract inmate Medicaid enrollment


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – A newly enacted state requirement for offender medical services has sheriffs across the state scrambling to comply with the law. According to Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut, prisoners held in county lockups for more than 30 days must be enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.

  • Unpaid recycling bills going to court


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  – Delinquent payments to the Perry County Recycling Management District dating back as far as 2000 have the district board searching for the best method to recoup the money. With an estimated $8,000 due in outstanding bills, the county clerk told the board Monday, seeking payments via small claims may not be the best method.

  • ‘American Pickers’ fans abuzz as show’s stars film local episode


    Staff Writer


    It didn’t take long for word to spread Thursday that the stars of the History Channel show “American Pickers” were somewhere in the 500 block of 10th Street. A recreational vehicle and several vans, including a moving van and another emblazoned with an “Antique Archeology” logo, were parked on both sides of the street. 

    “Word travels fast and I knew I had to be here,” said one woman who followed the shows’ stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.

  • Tell City taking the lead on workforce grant



    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Displaced workers or those looking to increase their employability, could soon learn new job skills desired by many of the region’s manufacturers. Tell City is seeking funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs towards a pilot program aimed at workforce development for those living in Perry County and the surrounding.

  • Sheriff’s badge goes to TC officer




    TELL CITY – By an 11 to 6 vote, Perry County Democratic precinct committee members chose Alan Malone Thursday to become Perry County’s new sheriff. Malone hugged Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers and thanked the group for its support during a process that lasted less than an hour.

    “I’m excited, a little bit nervous, but excited,” he said. “This is something I’ve been interested in for several years. I’ll work very hard to be the best sheriff possible.”

  • American Pickers fans abuzz as show’s stars visit Tell City


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City community gathered in the 500 block of 10th Street and the 1000 block of Main Street Thursday in response to rumors that the stars and crew of the History Channel show “American Pickers” were there.

    A recreational vehicle and several vans, including a moving van and another emblazoned with an “Antique Archeology” logo were sitting on both sides of the street. 

  • Perry Central marchers focus on college campuses


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central band members are trying something just a little different this year. Instead of competing in Indiana State School Music Association programs, they are foregoing that decades old tradition, and focusing emphasis on a wider range of knowledge.

    According to Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark, they are coordinating efforts with some of the most prestigious collegiate music programs in the region.

  • TC marchers open strong at Evansville Central


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – Months of work went into the Marching Marksmen’s season before they stepped onto the field Saturday at Evansville Central for their first band competition of the season. In rehearsals since early July, the Marksmen finished fourth in their Class D grouping, scoring just 5.4 points off the pace set by Southridge.