Local News

  • 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.

  • Tell City purchases 102-foot ladder truck for $150,000

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas arrived early for Tell City’s volunteer firefighters, who delivered a ladder truck to City Hall Wednesday. There was no bow but plenty of smiling faces.

    The $150,000 truck, assembled in 1997, isn’t new but has been well-maintained, has low mileage and was an “excellent deal” for the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday.

  • Community grieves wartime loss of native son

    A procession of vehicles containing the body of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis and people gathered to pay their last respects to him will depart Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th St. in Tell City, at approximately 10:30.

    It will pass Tell City Junior-Senior High School and continue to Mozart Street, turning left there to go to 19th Street. Another left will take the procession to Indiana 37, where it will turn east to pass the courthouse and continue to Deer Creek Baptist Church, where Jarvis’ funeral will be conducted.

  • UPDATE, MONDAY AFTERNOON -- Tell City man faces murder charge in alleged beating death

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of 23-month-old Gavin Sacks.

    The child was found Friday inside his mother’s home in the 16th Street Apartments. Police said Arnold was a boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin Friday.

  • Girl Scouts collect food

    PERRY COUNTY – Girl Scout Troop 356 is conducting a canned-food drive for the local food pantries until Dec. 14. Members have placed boxes at Radio Shack in Cannelton and Nobles IGA, Cash Saver and Save-A-Lot in Tell City.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual 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, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Agency announces 2 chances to give

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development is giving the community two new opportunities to donate.

    GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate.

    Another opportunity to donate is through GoodShop.com, an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to a shopper’s favorite cause.

  • Perry Central’s got talent

    Perry Central Lights-On recently held its PC’s Got Talent II.

  • New Year’s Eve party set at the Legion

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion will host a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 at the legion.

    Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Round tables can be reserved prior to Dec. 30 for $60. Call 547-8201 to reserve a table.

    Party favors and finger food will be provided with admission. The grill will be open until 8:30 p.m. A cash bar opens at 7:30 p.m. with $1.50 canned beer and $2 well drinks. Free fountain sodas will be provided to designated drivers.

    Music will be provided by Crosswinds, who will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.