Local News

  • County health jamboree Tuesday

    TELL CITY – If you’d like to learn more about creating a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it, then the Perry County Health Jamboree is for you. This event, sponsored by Purdue Extension and several community collaborators, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagedorn Park in Tell City.

  • Preparations for ISTEP led to ‘honest mistake’

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An instance of possible academic misconduct regarding the most recent Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress has school officials preparing for action from the state.

    During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, Superintendent Ron Etienne said a report had been sent to the state’s department of education explaining what had happened, but local officials have not heard back about any possible punitive action.

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Friday

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a summer concert Friday, June 17, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The chorus’ presentation begins at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Under the direction of John Hayes, the chorus has been rehearsing for several months.

  • Woman charged with theft of donation boxes

    TELL CITY – A Kentucky woman faces a court date for allegedly trying to steal two donation containers from the front counter of McDonald’s in Tell City Wednesday night.

    Sgt Lynn Wooldridge said Barbara Slusser, 39, of Hardinsburg, Ky., faces a charge of theft. A restaurant manager called police just before midnight to report that two a woman had walked into the store and took the donation boxes. Officers found the woman in the parking lot and recovered the money.

  • Werner retiring after 25 years with American Family

    TELL CITY – With retirement looming, Rich Werner has nothing but fond memories of his 25-year career serving the insurance needs of residents of Perry County and surrounding communities. Werner will retire July 1 from the American Family Insurance agency he has operated since 1986.

  • K of C donates to gang education

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  • Walter Hagedorn opens law practice

    TELL CITY – Walter R. Hagedorn II has announced the opening of his law office located at 1044 12th St. in Tell City. The office opened June 13.

    Hagedorn’s practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, divorce, custody, child support, wills and estate planning, corporate and business organization, contracts, real estate, family-law mediation and complex trial litigation.

  • Safety in the forest: What if you encounter a marijuana site?

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials seek to provide a safe environment for the public, its employees and natural resources. So while only a fraction of National Forest System lands are affected by illegal marijuana cultivation, they believe safety risks are real and visitors and employees should be informed about them.

  • Board extends director’s contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The two members of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors voted in a regular meeting Tuesday to extend the contract of Executive Director Mike Bishop a year with no change in pay.

    It remains a two-year contract, said Mary Roberson, also superintendent of Perry Central Community School. “It just adds a year.” Bishop’s salary is $67,063.

    Ron Etienne, superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., is the other board member.  

  • Jail meetings, tours begin this week

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Jail Planning Committee will host the first of several public meetings about a proposed new jail at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The second one is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Perry Central High School Cafetorium.

    Also, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut is offering tours of the jail to to let county residents see conditions there.

    They’ll be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays from today through July 27.

    No tours will be conducted July 4.