Local News

  • 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.

  • UPDATE: Lane murder charge dismissed, for now

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man jailed for 19 months on a charge of murder was released Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to exclude DNA evidence from a trial that had been scheduled to start Monday.

  • ORIGINAL STORY: Man charged with murder freed after DNA evidence ruled inadmissible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man jailed for 18 months on a charge of murder was released Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to exclude DNA evidence from a trial that had been scheduled to start Monday.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet granted a request by special prosecutor Gary Schutte to dismiss the murder charge against Thomas E. Lane. Goffinet ordered the man released from the county jail, where he has been held since his arrest in April of last year.

  • Hauser defeats Dauby

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The defeated incumbent and his victorious challenger for the county commission’s District 2 seat were chatting amicably in the county courthouse immediately after general-election results were announced Tuesday.

    “We live in interesting times,” Democrat Gary Dauby said after suffering a 507-vote loss to Republican Tom Hauser. “Tom’s a good man. I’ve known him all my life. I hope I didn’t let anybody down.”

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  • Treats and more

    Scores of people took part in Sunday’s Trunks of Treats at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.


  • Who’s behind that costume?

    Witches Walk participants enjoying a ride through Tell City’s downtown ride Friday, were from left, Dylan Caldwell, Annika Masterson and Jacob Casebolt. The city was swarming with characters enjoying the 20th annual event.

  • TCHS musicians selling oranges, other types of fruit

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. 

    Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov.18. Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • Marching Marksmen compete for $1,000

    TELL CITY – Only two days remain for supporters of the Tell City Marching Marksmen to help them win $1,000 in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    To do that, go to www. 14wfie.com and click on “Sports.” Find the “Touchdown Live 2010” link, then the “Battle of the Bands” ad. Follow instructions to register or, if you’ve participated previously, log in and vote. Contest rules state that participants can vote once each day for each e-mail account they have, and addresses won’t be used for marketing purposes.