Local News

  • Firearms request holstered

    Chief says he'll address concerns

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting Wednesday a purchase request that would increase local law-enforcement officers' firepower at no cost to the county.

  • School board gets construction suggestions

    Members: Time for community to speak up

    TELL CITY - Ten of the 12 members of two building committees who voted during a Sept. 4 meeting at Tell City High School preferred one option for improving the building, but weren't sure they could get enough community support to spend the $16.1 million it would cost.

    Now Tell City-Troy Township School Board members are considering the same dilemma.

    Turnout was light when the committees met one week ago in the high school's library, but discussion was pointed.

  • Attempted-murder trial delayed

    TELL CITY - The trial of a Tell City man charged last year with trying to kill his ex-wife's husband has been rescheduled for November.

    Nicholas D. Brown faces a Class A felony charge of attempted murder, as well as two counts of neglect of a dependent, impersonation of a public servant, theft and carrying a handgun without a license.

    He had been scheduled to stand trial in Perry Circuit Court Sept. 29 but a defense motion for a continuance reset the trial for Nov. 17.

  • Curb-jumping driver jailed

    TELL CITY - Police said a Tell City man was drunk behind the wheel of his girlfriend's car Thursday evening when he drove off 19th Street.

  • TCJHS back-to-school night Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will have a back-to-school night with a book fair and chili supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The Parent-Teacher Community Alliance will have a table set up at the event to provide information about the group and to ask for volunteers.

    For more information or questions contact Terria Zuelly, PTCA president, at 719-4864.

  • Deployed soldiers include elite sniper unit

    Lifetime love of shooting pushes man to qualify

    TELL CITY - A National Guard soldier assigned to the Tell City armory turned a lifelong talent into an extra way to serve his country before he deployed to the Middle East early this year.

    Rockport resident Russell Christian's rank is specialist and his duty title is infantryman.

    He's also a sniper.

    "I joined because I wanted to fight for my country, and am from a military family," Christian said in responding to News questions by e-mail. "The school benefits are good too."

  • Upcoming forum to test candidates

    Your questions needed for Sept. 25 event

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Sept. 25, giving voters a close-up opportunity to assess candidates seeking to represent them in county and Statehouse offices.

  • Main Street green

    Top photo, Steve Goffinet, an employee of the Tell City Street Department, irrigates grass and trees on Main Street last week as a late-summer dry spell continued. Some rain fell Thursday and Friday. Bottom photo, Jo Flohr looks over Marilyn Hagedorn's vegetable selection while she weighs green beans last week in City Hall Park. Farmers markets there feature crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables and honey. Times are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m.

  • Waldo found

    Where's Waldo? From the two legs sticking out from this round bale of hay near Magnet, he fell victim to a farming accident. The fake legs and sign have undoubtedly turned the heads of motorists traveling by the area. "Where's Waldo" is the title of a series of popular children's books.

  • March for Babies Oct. 5

    TELL CITY - The March for Babies event for Perry and Spencer counties will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at Tell City High School in Tell City with check-in at 2 p.m. and the march beginning at 3 p.m.

    The public can register for March for Babies online at marchforbabies.org or call the March of Dimes at (800) BIG-WALK.

    The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.