Local News

  • Homeland-security appointment to come sooner than planned

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. April 13 in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19. She previously set an April 12 deadline for submitting letters of interest for the position, and said Wednesday she will continue to accept them until then.

  • Hunter-education class set for Saturday at TCHS

    TELL CITY – Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will host a hunter-education class Saturday in the Tell City High School Media Center. The class will begin at 8 a.m. and should conclude by 6 p.m. No registration is required.

  • Sheriff’s deputy begins duties

    Brandon Gill was sworn in last month as the newest deputy for the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

    He has been undergoing field training with other deputies and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy later in the year.

  • Local students to display artwork at association show

    TELL CITY – Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its fifth annual student art show, for elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students, at the Schergens Center, in Tell City April 16-17.

    Each year the competition has increased in size while showcasing talents of the area’s finest young artists.

    Students from Perry Central, Tell City, Cannelton, Hancock County and Heritage Hills schools have represented their schools proudly. The show will open at 1 p.m. April 16 with awards and a reception at 7.

  • Tickets available for Perry County FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Dash
  • Substance-abuse prevention funds OK’d

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Among additional appropriations approved by Perry County Council members at their regular meeting March 31 were two totaling $55,287.25.

  • Police search home Tuesday

    TELL CITY – A woman was jailed Tuesday and police searched for a man who fled on foot in an investigation of a possible methamphetamine lab on Old Indiana 237.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released details as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Ryan Short, 27, was jailed on several charges, including dealing in and possessing meth. She was held on $14,005 bail.

  • Schweizer Fest musicals return with ‘The King and I’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Absent from Tell City’s annual celebration for the past two years, a musical has been added to the 2011 Schweizer Fest.

    Schweizer Fest Inc. announced this week that the “The King and I” will be performed Aug. 4-7 on the Tell City High School stage. The community-led production will be the 22nd musical presented by Schweizer Fest since 1987.

    The last musical, “1776” was staged in 2008 as part of the 50th Schweizer Fest and the sesquicentennial of the city’s founding.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    TROY – A Troy man fatally shot himself Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St. but who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.