Local News

  • Child-porn suspect has previous conviction

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man arrested last week on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography had a previous conviction of child molesting, the U.S. attorney for southern Indiana said Thursday.

  • Duo works to ‘box out bullying’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A two-man troupe entertained students at Tell City and Perry Central schools last week, using props, costumes and just plain silliness to present a serious message about bullying.

    A locked trunk sat mid-stage throughout their show, and contained the answer to the problem. Much of their performance was focused on how to get into the box. When they finally did, the answer was simple.


    The single word was written on a slip of paper, the only item inside.

  • Council continues discussion of animal ordinance (Corrected)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Opposition to a new county animal-control ordinance adopted by the county commissioners late last year continues to be expressed at county-council meetings, by some of its members and others.

    Two men went to County Councilman Ron Crawford to voice concerns about it, he said at a regular meeting Feb. 23, and he invited them to appear before the council.

  • County spared major storm damage

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County was spared major damage Friday from a line of powerful storms that battered nearby communities, closed schools early and kept many residents glued to their computer and TV screens much of the day.

    Reached after the last line of storms had passed and the sun was peeking through towering cumulonimbus clouds, Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said there were very few reports of damage.

  • 10-year-old girl hit by truck Friday, critically hurt (Corrected)

    CANNELTON – An 10-year-old girl was critically hurt Friday night after being struck by a truck on Taylor Street in Cannelton.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ovie McMahan was flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with head, internal and leg injuries. She reportedly underwent surgery Saturday.

    Jackson said a truck driven by Deanna Marchand, 50, of Tell City struck the girl just after 7 p.m., pinning her beneath it. Officers arrived and together with people at the scene, lift the truck off the child.

  • UPDATE: TC schools resume early dismissal

    UPDATE, 1:46 p.m.: Bruce Chinn, transportation director for Tell City-Troy Township schools, said early dismissal of students has resumed.


    UPDATE, 1:23 p.m.: Due to a tornado warning now in effect, Tell City-Troy Township students are no longer being sent home. those who were on buses were diverted to the nearest school.

    PERRY COUNTY – Two of Perry County’s three school systems were closing their doors early Friday in the face of severe weather expected to enter the county this afternoon.

  • Community can help plan Tell City’s future

    TELL CITY – The public is encouraged to help shape what Tell City will look like 20, 30 and even 40 years from now by taking part in an information-gathering session for the city’s new comprehensive plan.

    The session from 2 to 5 p.m. March 9 will be held at the Schergens Center and will gauge the community’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

  • Musicians snare awards at state

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School juniors Savannah Hoskinson and Will Roberts earned gold ratings in solo performances at state solo-and-ensemble competition Saturday at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

    Hoskinson earned the top award for a solo flute performance and Roberts earned his for a snare-drum solo. The school’s Loren Braunecker and Jessica Arnold earned silver awards for solo French horn and flute performances, respectively, and the flute trio of Hoskinson, Arnold and Chelsea Boyer earned a silver award.

  • State police release canine statistics

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana State Police have released data from the local canine teams for 2011.

    Narcotics searches, 256; all other searches, 48; arrests, 151; tracks, 4; apprehensions, 2; assists for other agencies, 81; pounds of marijuana seized, 217.2; pounds of cocaine seized, 3; total cash seizures, $22,340.

    The Jasper Indiana State Police Post has two full-service canine teams, Trooper Mark Lehmkuhler and K-9 Brote and Trooper Robbie Lambert and K-9 Diesel.

  • Troy storm shelter open to public

    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church, in coordination with the Troy Fire Department, is issuing a reminder to the community that a storm shelter is available in the church basement.

    When the warning siren sounds, someone from the church and fire department will go to the church to unlock and prepare for people needing shelter.

    The public may enter through the front door or enter the basement door just off the parking lot. Emergency lights, radio and water will be available.