Local News

  • Officials offer jail funding options

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials presenting information about a proposed new jail presented several options for funding the construction if it is approved by county officials.

    As The News has reported previously, county councilmen and commissioners met in a joint session May 18 to receive information from architectural and financial planners about plans and funding, and opted not to move toward any decision until the plans can be presented in a series of public meetings.

  • Life-changing weekend awaits grads

    Cannelton seniors in spotlight Saturday

    CANNELTON – Jessalyn Dawn Sommer will share her thoughts about the Class of 2011 when she presents the valedictory address at Cannelton High School’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in the city’s community center.

  • UPDATE, TUESDAY, 9:15 A.M.– Body pulled from river identified as missing TC man

    TELL CITY – A body pulled Monday from the Ohio River has been identified as that of a missing 54-year-old Tell City man. Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the body of Allen D. Gerlach was found about 100 yards downstream from the Troy boat ramp. Tell City officers and Indiana Conservation Officer Rob Brewington were searching the river when the body was located at 10:45 a.m.

  • LHDC celebrates 46th anniversary

    TELL CITY – During the 46th annual meeting of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. held recently, officers were elected for 2011.

    Clayton Jefford of Perry County was elected president, Amy Hollinden of Perry County was elected vice president; Jim Buckles of Spencer County was elected secretary, and Chet Mathena of Perry County was elected treasurer.

    LHDC is a nonprofit community action agency, organized in 1965 and providing a multitude of social services in southern Indiana, primarily in Crawford, Perry and Spencer Counties.

  • Hospital board OKs credentialing

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved the credentialing of health-care staff at an April 27 meeting. They included:

    • Dr. Michael Scherm, surgery
    • Jennifer Loper, social work
    • Britteny Kinder, urology
    • Drs. W. Philip Casino and David Curtis, cardiology
    • Dr. Helen Robbons, emergency room
    • Gregory Pfister, social work

    The board approved three administrative plans covering home care services and quality improvement.

  • Cute intruders
  • Hydrant flushing starts today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today.

    Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and work eastward.

    Residents should be on the lookout for discolored water and low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • Tell City man dies after Hancock County accident

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man died at Perry County Memorial Hospital Thursday after an accident in Hancock County. Jeff T. Chapman, 47, was involved in an accident first reported at 3:01 p.m.

    The 911 call was routed first to the Tell City Police Department then transferred to Hancock County.

    No official accident report was available Friday afternoon. An obituary appears in this edition.

  • Downtown group finds plenty of suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee working on ideas to improve Tell City’s downtown is busy digesting the results of a survey seeking input on what’s needed to make the community’s center a more vibrant, welcoming place.

    “We asked for input and we received it,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a city-council meeting last month. The News published the survey in April and dozens of suggestions were received. City council members received summaries of the ideas.

  • Search for Gerlach continues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued to search for Allen Gerlach last week, expanding its efforts to include the banks of the Ohio River.

    Gerlach, who lives in Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Housing for the Elderly, was last seen the night of May 16 in the 300 Block of Main Street. Police said the 54-year-old is legally blind and takes insulin for diabetes.