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Local News

  • Tell City will seek COPS funding for added officer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot sought and received permission from the city’s board of public works to seek funding under a Community Oriented Policing Services grant administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    If the city is successful, the grant would provide the entry-level salary for a patrol officer for three years. After the grant expires, the city would be committed to retaining the position for at least one year.

  • School observes Holocaust remembrance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – History teacher Michael Stenftenagel asked students gathered Tuesday in Cannelton’s community center for a Holocaust-remembrance ceremony to close their eyes and imagine they were only four days away from their 15th birthday.

  • TC board awards school renovation contract

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Demand for work by contractors led to competitive bids for upcoming school renovation at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Trustees voted last month to award Danco Construction a contract worth $1,615,815 for various improvements, including work on the school stage and cafeteria.

    The News reported in January that the school board and members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. board of directors voted to approve moving forward with renovations.

  • National Guard armory placed in city hands

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is more than just a building,” Capt. Scott Wells said in giving an invocation at the National Guard armory in Tell City Thursday. “This is a depository of the stories of great Americans, great Hoosiers who voluntarily took the mantle of the cause of justice upon themselves, so that their friends, their neighbors, their loved ones, could continue to enjoy the freedoms that you in your great grace have bestowed upon this land. May the likes of these great warriors never be forgotten.”

  • BREAKING NEWS - State of emergency extended; river falling slowly

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.  

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 45.7 feet Wednesday and is expected to fall to 44.7 feet by Friday morning.

  • Reward offered in Easter vandalism in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is looking for the person responsible for vandalizing several vehicles and a home Easter night.

    Sgt. Lee Hall said more than 20 vehicles suffered damage in one form or another, mainly from paint. Vandalism took place on St. Louis Avenue and Poke Street in the Green Meadows area, along with S. Fourth Street.

    A city resident who is among the victims is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible.

  • Farmers market opens Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual farmers market hosted by the city of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce kicks off the season Saturday.

    This year’s market will be held along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Sales will be conducted from the sidewalk. There will be no venders on the loop drive around City Hall.

    Saturday’s market begins at 7 a.m. and Wednesday’s starts at 1 p.m. There will be no early sales this year. For more information, contact City Hall at 547-5511.

  • One-pot meth lab

    Two people were arrested early Tuesday after Tell City police officers and a sheriff’s deputy discovered an alleged “one-pot” meth lab under the seat of a scooter.

    Arrested were Miller Nix and Rocky Arthur. A landowner near Academy Road called about two people trespassing who left on scooters.

  • Courthouse open for tax payments; all payments due Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The offices of county auditor, assessor, treasurer and recorder will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for the payment of property taxes.

    Payments can also be made at local banks and online. Details can be found on tax statements. Offices will remain open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    For more information, call the county treasurer’s office at 547-4816.

  • William Tell Kids Triathlon set for May 14

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will have a Kids’ Triathlon for grades 1-6 Saturday, May 14.

    The triathlon is organized to allow students to run, bike and swim. They will run from William Tell Elementary to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. From the library they will ride their bikes to Tell City Junior-Senior High School, where they will swim up to 50 yards in the pool.