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  • Two arrested in Troy meth lab

    TROY – A tip to the Tell City Police Dispatch Center Thursday led authorities to a meth lab that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects.

    Joshua W. Robbins, 26, and Gordon Poehlein, 45, both of Tell City were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, Level 5 felonies; possession of precursors, and maintaining a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies. Robbins also faces Level 6 Felony charges of dumping controlled substance waste and obstruction of justice. 

  • Preparing for the Unspeakable

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An armed man running through the county courthouse shouting the names of people he wanted to kill fired more than 30 rounds in a 10-minute rampage Thursday. Minutes later, he was lying dead, felled by a flurry of bullets that sent shell casings ricocheting off the rotunda’s terrazzo floor.

  • Cannelton Schools reach IRS deal

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At its first regular meeting of 2016, the Cannelton City School Board officially recognized the Internal Revenue Service’s acceptance of its compromise in back taxes it owes.

  • Financial crunch prompts council spending freeze

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The year may be young, but the Perry County Council is already preparing for the worst, financially. Early estimates from tax-cap circuit breakers are showing the county’s general fund could see a shortfall of $53,000, based on the current budget. The county is also showing a predicted deficiency of  another $1,800 in their health insurance account, as well.

  • Historical Society members chronicle family heirlooms

    TELL CITY – About two dozen members of the Tell City Historical Society gathered at the museum Monday for a round of heirloom show and tell. Members were encouraged to take items of interest and explain the significance, both historically and intrinsically.

    The displays were varied and covered nearly all aspects of Tell City History; and some even predated the city’s founding

  • Derby on the Rise

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The new Derby Community Center is fast taking shape barely a stone’s throw from the majestic Ohio River. Construction began last fall and the 2,400-square-foot structure should be done by May.

  • Attorney General Zoeller: File taxes now to avoid fraud

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to file their taxes as soon as possible this year to avoid fraud.

    Tax-related scams are growing in popularity, with fraudsters taking advantage of complicated tax processes and using fear tactics to victimize well-intentioned taxpayers.

    Tax Identity Theft

  • ISTEP results, teacher incentive pay addressed

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A large portion of the Tell City School Corp. Board’s activity at its first meeting  of the year Jan. 12, was devoted to reorganization. Among the laundry list of agenda items was election of board president, vice president and secretary.

    Presiding board president, Larry Kleeman, was nominated for all three positions but declined to serve in either of the top jobs, eventually accepting the title of secretary.

  • Police program in school going GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A class of Perry County sixth-graders is prepared to deal with many of the challenges they’ll face in coming years, courtesy of an ongoing anti-gang program that just completed its fifth year.

  • Schools retain A, B ratings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – School accountability letter grades for 2014-15 have been released by the state Department of Education. Given the state legislature’s actions to hold teachers and schools harmless in light of more difficult Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams that could have pushed many scores down, individual school’s letter grades reflect scores achieved in 2013-14.