Local News

  • 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.

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – A legislative breakfast is planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin Pit in Tell City.

    “Join the chamber to hear an update from our legislators on the current session, to ask your questions or to meet one-on-one afterward,” said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    The public is invited to attend and ask questions of legislators. Guests will purchase their own breakfast and are asked to make reservations by calling the chamber office at 547-2385 or sending e-mail to perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Museum collections profile Patrick, other war heroes

    Supporters of the Tell City Historical Society are very proud of its military section.

    Collections include photographs of soldiers, documents, weapons, artifacts, controls from a ship’s bridge and other items from the Civil War through to present-day conflicts. Of particular interest are several uniforms, including a Japanese helmet and various medals earned by brave and courageous soldiers from many wars.

  • Super Bowl ticket probe targets former TC coach

    TELL CITY – Art Schlichter, the former pro quarterback who helped coach Tell City High School’s football team in 2009, is under investigation for an alleged role in a Super Bowl ticket scam, media outlets reported this week.

    Schlichter is said to be under federal investigation for allegedly taking money from people who either believed they were buying tickets to Sunday’s game in Texas or who thought they were investing in tickets that were to be marketed and resold for a profit.

  • Charges filed in theft of copper from electric utility

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Local police said the high value of copper proved appealing to several Tell City men who face charges of stealing wire from the Tell City Electric Department and then attempting to resell the metal to a local business.

    Police launched an investigation early on the morning of Jan. 30 after dispatchers received a report of someone taking wiring from the electric utility’s storage area on Fifth Street.

  • State of the City Address

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Recapping a year that saw Tell City leverage millions of dollars in grant funding to meet needs as varied as fixing sewers to building new homes, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presented her State of the City Address Monday. Speaking to members of the city council, department heads and a smattering of citizens, she recapped the past year and offered her goals for 2011.

  • TC board hires new chief of schools

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 1965 graduate of Tell City High School was named superintendent for the school corporation in a school-board meeting Tuesday, but the method of his hiring drew harsh criticism from new member Sherri Flynn.

  • County needs Ramsbottom replacement

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – HELP WANTED: Republican needed to replace Bob Ramsbottom on Perry County Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals Board.

    Ramsbottom’s term expires Dec. 31, 2012, but he has moved from the county, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a county-commissioners meeting Monday, so someone is needed to complete the term. Anyone who’d like to apply should send her a letter of interest by March 1.