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Local News

  • Spring burns planned in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Hoosier National Forest plan to do several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will be completed in the next few months as temperatures warm.

  • Background check found nothing on coach

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – As school-board members were discussing routine personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sherri Flynn asked about the corporation’s policy on background checks for new employees.

    “All background checks have been completed …?” Board President Larry Bryant asked about several people recommended for eight paid or volunteer coaching positions at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    “Yes,” Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne replied.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Heather Howard adds the final touch to a Valentine’s Day bouquet Friday afternoon at Lauer Floral Co. in Tell City.

  • Council tables retirement request for deputies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously Wednesday to table a request from Sheriff Lee Chestnut to convert a retirement plan used by county deputies here to another used by every other sheriff’s department in the state.

  • Groups ready to fight rise in gang activity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County is by no means gangland. Its cities and small towns remain safe places to live, work and raise families – but gang-related activity here is on an upswing and police officers and educators are bracing themselves for what will likely prove to be a drawn-out battle against organized groups of teens and young adults who bind themselves to gangs that show a willingness to beat, steal and intimidate.

  • State police: Drive-by shooting report not accurate

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Indiana State Police were called Thursday night to investigate a possible drive-by shooting but said the subsequent investigation showed the victim likely accidentally shot himself.

    According to officers, the man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said he initially reported that he had been been the victim of a drive-by shooting on the city’s north side. The bullet appeared to graze the man’s hip and then struck him in the lower leg.

  • Drop kick us …

    Members of the Tell City First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir dressed in sports wear to perform “Drop Kick Me, Jesus” during a special service Sunday morning that also included a message about “God’s Playbook” from Pastor Andy Payton. The choir's performance can be viewed by clicking here.

  • Online sales help boosters

    TELL CITY – People looking to buy new kitchenware can get a good deal and help support the Tell City Band Boosters, according to one of them.

    “Through a unique and simple Internet ordering system, you may order quality Rada Cutlery kitchen knives, utensils, gift sets and other merchandise direct from the manufacturer at very low prices,” said Carolyn Roberts. “This means that not only will you get a great deal on amazing products, but that you will also be helping our group meet our fundraising goal at the same time.”

  • Lincoln Day 2011

    Evelyn Adams places a wreath at the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Sunday, following a eulogy that concluded Lincoln Day activities at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County.

  • School-work funding progress continues

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. took further actions Tuesday toward getting $2 million worth of new renovation work started at the city-township high school.

    As The News has reported, the building corporation met Jan. 11 to take preliminary steps toward qualified-zone-academy-bond funding of the work.