Local News

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.

    Letters from Home Service USA Repair Management Corp. aren’t endorsed by the Tell City Water Department or connected to the city, Superintendent Dale Poole said. The letters purport to offer coverage of broken lines. Poole said some people who received the letters believed they came from the department.

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  • Tell City woman charged with possessing meth

    PERRY COUNTY – A report of a disturbance led to the arrest Tuesday of a Tell City woman on drug charges. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a complaint of a disturbance on the side of the road along Overlook Road. Witnesses advised there appeared to be a domestic disturbance between a male and female whom were standing outside of their vehicles.

  • Hospital board approves purchases

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met March 30 and approved the purchase of a new truck and maintenance and service agreements.

    Operating-room nurse manager Earla Williams received permission to enter into a three-year service agreement for laproscopic equipment, including scopes that where purchased in 2006. She said new equipment warranties have expired. The cost is $20,940.

  • PC Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • Benefit will help local woman’s fight against cancer

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    The physical and emotional strains of fighting cancer are undoubtedly difficult, but less evident are the financial tolls which cause as much grief as the disease itself.

  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief and vandalism late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    He said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and common council Monday someone broke glass at Mulzer’s Tax Service, a U-Haul station and Bolin Excavation, damaged signs and mailboxes at Radio Shack and siphoned gas from a vehicle and boat.

    The total damage was estimated at $1,200.

  • Hundreds of students’ talents on weekend display

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 300 entries from three counties will be on display Saturday and Sunday at an annual student art show sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were invited to submit entries and association president Cheri Taylor said the show could bring a record number of paintings, sketches, models and sculptures.

  • Principal’s job to be vacant again

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be without a principal this spring after Ryan Haas’ resignation was accepted Tuesday night by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Haas, a native of Ferdinand, took over at the beginning of the year. He has accepted the principal’s position at Pine Ridge Elementary School in Dubois County.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said he was saddened to see Haas leave but thanked him for his work.

  • Tell City UMC to host Easter egg hunt

    TELL CITY – Easter is still more than two weeks away, but the Easter bunny will get an early start Saturday as Tell City United Methodist Church hosts an egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in City Hall Park.

    More than 6,000 eggs will be hidden for children to find. Other activities include pictures with the Easter bunny, face painting, soap carvings, make-your-own necklace crafts and temporary tattoos.

    Parents should take cameras to snap photos of their children with Peter Cottontail.