Local News

  • Mermaid memories
  • Who will stand up for the children?


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,” Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. “There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.”

  • Clean emissions
  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.

  • New math = new challenge, goals for school


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote




    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.

  • Select Troy households asked to participate in income survey

    TROY – The Town of Troy is conducting an income survey to help establish their status of eligibility as leaders apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the Town of Troy to apply for grant funds to repair water issues.

  • 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


    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.