Local News

  • Early-morning pursuit lands Spencer County man in jail

    TROY – An early morning pursuit that started in Perry County and ended in Spencer County has landed a Richland man in jail.

    According to state police, the pursuit began at 12:25 a.m. when Trooper Charlie Johnson attempted to stop a tan 1997 Ford F-150 pickup just east of Troy for speeding. The driver, identified as James E. Freeman, 39, of Richland, allegedly refused to stop. Johnson chased the vehicle around the Troy area and then into Spencer County.

  • Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” will be observed one week from today.

  • Veterans Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.

    All county offices will be closed, as will Tell City offices. Thursday’s trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed by one day. Cannelton and Troy offices will also be closed, as will the Perry County Division of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch in Tell City.

  • Veterans Day observances scheduled across county

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans Day will be observed at Perry Central Thursday, Nov. 11 with an assembly honoring veterans in the morning in the elementary.

    World War II veteran and prisoner-of-war former Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be the special guest speaker. There will also be a Power Point presentation of veterans’ pictures, military memorabilia display, flag ceremony, patriotic music and a breakfast for veterans.

  • Community keeps runners safe

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 28 that a 1-mile fun run and walk and the school system’s first-ever 5-kilometer event were fun and safe for participants due to the assistance of community volunteers and city and county officials.

    “Their support was much appreciated,” she said. “We had a lot of volunteers; close to 90. For the very first time, I thought it was good support.”

  • Students tout recycling in youtube video

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student finishes a bottle of water and discards it on the lawn in front of the school. A van immediately screeches to a halt in front of him. A group springs from the back, yelling, “there he is!” and tackles him. As he remains flat on the grass, another student, Sydney Grass, appears, picks up the bottle, disposes of it in a recycling receptacle and explains the benefits of her action to the environment.

  • Tell City native found murdered in Fort Branch

    FORT BRANCH – A Tell City native who spent much of her adult life in Chrisney was found murdered Tuesday, state police said.

    According to troopers from the Jasper post, Patricia Heichelbech, 70, of 6558 N. Orchard Road, Chrisney, was found dead in the Fort Branch home of Robert Spangler, 66.

    State police received information that Spangler had killed his girlfriend. A few minutes later, the man arrived at the Evansville ISP post and turned himself in.

  • Commissioners reject state insurance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A recommendation in what was billed as a citizens’ checklist for saving education dollars would have meant huge cost increases if results of a recent inquiry are a measure.

  • New homes under construction

    Arnold Masonry and other businesses working with general contractor Casebolt Construction have begun work on new homes in Tell City funded through a federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

  • Property-tax bills due Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians’ fall property-tax bills are due Wednesday and several county offices will be open extended hours to accommodate owners.

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said her office, as well as the offices of auditor, recorder and assessor, will be open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Payments can also be made at local banks in Tell City.

    Property owners can also pay bills in person in the treasurer’s office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.