Local News

  • Remembering a Fallen Hero

    Dozens of flags of various sizes were held aloft during Thursday’s procession for Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis, whose funeral drew hundreds of mourners.

  • TC police bring end to three-county pursuit

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Spencer County man led police on a winding chase through portions of three counties Wednesday night, ramming his truck against a Ferdinand police officer’s car and dodging stop sticks before being stopped and arrested in Tell City.

    More than a dozen police vehicles from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Ferdinand and Santa Claus police departments and state police took part in the pursuit, which began in Dale.

  • Family, community lay soldier to rest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Scores of supporters turned out Thursday to bid farewell to fallen soldier Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis.

    Even truckers who need to keep to tight schedules expressed their support when told the reason behind the long procession traveling from Tell City to Deer Creek Baptist Church.

    “I don’t mind waiting for this one,” said a woman conversing via citizens-band radio.

  • Holiday Helpers readying plans to help others

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Christmas preparation season getting under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through Dec. 24.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Leopold Christmas

    Leopold’s Christmas parade Sunday drew a large crowd despite the day’s cold. St. Nick. visits with a young girl. Children gathered along the town’s main drag to gather candy and watch floats that included Scouts, tractors and Santa Claus.

  • County workers, board members reappointed for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s administrator, highway superintendent, veterans-services officer and maintenance supervisor will keep their jobs in 2011 after action Monday by the county commissioners.

    They reappointed Teresa Kanneberg, Ed Feix, Wayne Hubert and Ellis Howard to the respective positions during a regular meeting.

  • News claims 8 press awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat netted 12 awards for writing, photography, page design and community service in this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented Saturday during a banquet at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

  • Court video system already paying off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A videoconferencing system linking the county courthouse and sheriff’s department is up and running and already showing benefits, the sheriff said Monday.

    “We used it today for two males and two female prisoners,” Bob Glenn said after a regular county commissioners meeting concluded.