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  • Arnold pleads guilty to murder

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Michael D. Arnold, 19, arrested in January in connection with the death of a 1-year-old, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony murder. The penalty carries a maximum prison sentence of 65 years and a $10,000 fine.

    Under terms of the agreement, Arnold is expected to be sentenced to 45 years in the Indiana Department of Correction and pay $165 in court costs. Arnold will receive credit for time served during pretrial detention, beginning with his Jan. 21 arrest.

  • Quality of Life Committee continues county ‘road show’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard a presentation July 20 from the county’s Quality of Life Committee, which included an excerpt of a video presentation titled “The Art of Living.” Intended to show what makes Perry County a special place to live and work, the first of three parts is available as a link on the home page of this site. Clicking it allows readers to view it and the two other parts and other promotional videos at YouTube.

  • Two missing teens located in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • 2011 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest are inserted into local print copies of today’s Perry County News and in the Special Sections area of this site.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of activities for the Aug. 10-14 celebration, information on major events, such as a wine garden Aug. 13 and the festival’s lineup of musical talent. There’s also a look at Tell City’s rich history.

  • Finding Gold at the Farmers Market
  • Audit request denied

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Two county-council members want the county to undergo an external insurance audit, but couldn’t get support from the county commissioners at the latter group’s regular meeting July 20.

  • Avery Ridge blaze claims life

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    AVERY RIDGE – A man confined to a wheelchair since being injured in Vietnam died early Wednesday in a blaze that destroyed his Anderson Township home.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Gary W. Miller, 59, of 2465 Avery Ridge Road, was found near the entrance to the home by a sheriff’s deputy. His wheelchair was found nearby. Baumeister speculated Miller succumbed to smoke while trying to escape the house.

  • Two missing Cannelton teens found in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • Late-night fire

    A blaze heavily damaged a vacant home in Cannelton late Thursday. 

  • Chamber selling tickets for 'The King and I'

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee has announced a new outlet for obtaining tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tickets can be ordered from cast and crew members or purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City. Phone orders can be placed by calling the chamber office at 547-2385.

    “The King and I” is the 22nd musical presented by the Schweizer Fest committee and is sponsored by Old National Bank. Show dates are Aug. 4, 5, 6 and 7.