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Local News

  • Belle of Cincinnati visiting Tuesday

    The Belle of Cincinnati paddlewheeler will dock at Sunset Park Monday night.

  • Fire risk at critical level

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A summer drought that has moved well into autumn has left Perry County a tinderbox and firefighters with the Hoosier National Forest say the risk for large forest and wildfires is at levels not seen for years, maybe decades.  

  • TC man wanted for meth lab shot, killed in Hawesville

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man wanted in connection with an Oct. 19 methamphetamine lab discovery in Tell City was shot and killed by a U.S. marshal Friday afternoon in Hawesville, Ky.

    Details as of Friday night were sketchy but sources told The News that Roger D. Pate, 36, was shot and killed inside a home on Jefferson Street, just off Kentucky 69. Police were apparently attempting to make entry into the house to serve an arrest warrant when Pate tried to grab an officer’s gun.  

  • County-clerk candidates square off

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Making the Perry County Clerk’s office friendlier to county taxpayers was one of the main goals of both candidates running for the office in November.

    Democrat incumbent candidate Jean Schulthise and Republican candidate Barbara Parker Steen told voters in attendance at the Oct. 13 forum held by The News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce what made them qualified for the job and what they would do for Perry County taxpayers.

  • Tell City man wanted for meth lab shot, killed in Hawesville

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man wanted in connection with an Oct. 19 methamphetamine lab discovery in Tell City was shot and killed by a U.S. marshal Friday afternoon in Hawesville, Ky.

  • Marching Marksmen compete for $1,000

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen are in the running for the $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    They were beat by 1 percentage point in a weekly contest worth $100, but their placement in the top two qualifies them for the Ultimate Battle, which will run until Nov. 5. (This ending date was erroneous, but has been corrected.)

  • Tell City native recalls days of old

    Ninety-five-year-old Marjorie Kellems Murray visited her childhood home of Tell City recently, which conjured up many memories of the city’s past. 

    According to one of her seven daughters, Mary Kunz, Marjorie always told stories of her life growing up in Tell City.  Marjorie graduated from Tell City High School in 1933 and moved to St. Louis, where she married James L. Murray and has lived ever since.

  • History Lesson

    Hundreds of people took advantage of sunny skies to tour the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday, the final two days of Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour.

    A restored blacksmith shop was dedicated and volunteers dressed in period garb offered tours of restored cabins, served food and shared stories of the pioneer families who helped establish Perry County.
     

  • Big crowd at St. Isidore’s

    Parishoners, neighbors and hundreds of others looking for good times converged on St. Isidore Catholic Church Sunday for its annual shooting match. 

  • High nitrate levels forages possible in drought conditions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, is currently in a moderate drought. The drought conditions may lead to an increase in the nitrate levels of some of the plants being utilized to feed livestock. The plants of most concern include corn, sorghum, sudangrass, and the small grains crops.