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Local News

  • Staying safe from fire

    One of four modern fire-alarm systems for the hearing impaired was dropped by The News for a demonstration last week by Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne.

  • Hospital to invest in new emergency records system

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will invest $354,910 in a new electronic medical-records system that will make the hospital’s emergency room nearly paperless. Trustees approved the purchase at their Jan. 26 meeting.

  • Richland woman jailed after crashing through apartment’s gates

    TELL CITY – A woman who allegedly crashed through both sets of gates at The Springs apartment complex near Fennhaven was jailed in Spencer County Wednesday night on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    Regina M. Seibert, 42, of Richland faces charges of leaving the scene after an accident. Police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. that a dark-colored car had pushed through one set of gates, drove past the apartment building and then drove through the second set of gates. Both sets of gates suffered damage.

  • Schools miss chance to star in video production

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton school officials discussed at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 27 the absence of any information about their facilities in a video production highlighting Perry County’s quality of life.

  • Jump for Heart

    Bailey Little, a third-grader at William Tell Elementary School, jumps rope Friday as part of a morning physical-education class.

  • Recycling district dumps e-waste fee

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors met Jan. 27, voted in new officers and eliminated an e-waste recycling fee to encourage Perry Countians to turn in their old electronics.

  • Community members discuss drug testing

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Approximately 40 people turned out Wednesday to obtain information and express opinions about starting a drug-testing program in Tell City schools.

  • FEB. 7 UPDATE - Body of woman found near Indian Lake identified

    UPDATE, MONDAY, FEB. 7, 9 A.M.:  The body of a woman found Friday at Indian Lake has been identified as that of Ginger L. Schnepp, 38, of Owensboro, Ky.

    Police said an autopsy was conducted Saturday morning and results will determine the cause of death. Sgt. Chad Dick, public-information officer for the Jasper Indiana State Police post, said no foul play is suspected.

  • Corrections and clarifications

    A recent caption under a photograph of donated food items stated nonperishable staples would be given to Jasper’s Food Pantry.

    Its name has created a misconception among some people that Jasper’s Food Pantry is located in the Dubois County city of Jasper, said Rebecca Fenn, executive director of United Way of Perry County. That group works with several local pantries through a food coalition. Jasper’s Pantry is located at the Older American Korner for Service building in Cannelton Cannelton and is named after Jasper Faulkenberg.

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  • TCHS grad illustrates Huckabee book

    An illustrator of children’s books who grew up in Tell City has gained notice in recent months for his contribution to a Christmas book penned by a prominent political commentator.

    Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a past and possibly future candidate for president, authored “Can’t Wait Till Christmas.”

    Jed Henry, who attended Tell City High School, illustrated the work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henry, who now live in Angola.