Local News

  • High-speed pursuit ends in Perry County with self-inflicted gunshot; suspect dead

    St. Croix – A pursuit with an armed robbery suspect began in Corydon and ended on Interstate 64 in Perry County.

  • Thursday fire guts Mount Pleasant home
  • Gang prevention classes will return to William Tell Elementary




    TELL CITY – A tradition of helping students learn how to make better decisions – at all stages of their lives – will continue during the new school year at William Tell Elementary.

    A Gang Resistance Education and Training class that has been offered to sixth-graders there since 2012 will continue under Tell City Detective Derrick Lawalin.

    The officer has taught the class since its inception.

  • Council may slash $800,000 from budget requests


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY –  The Perry County Council convened to a packed house Thursday as they officially opened proceedings toward adoption of the 2016 budget.

    During the nearly two-hour session, each of the department heads and elected officials whose offices are funded via the county’s coffers took a few moments to explain changes within individual spending schedules and discuss why continued or increased funding is crucial to their public-service efforts.

  • County recreation director stepping down


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department accepted the resignation of County Recreation Director Adam Tempel Wednesday.

    Tempel, who joined the parks department Jan. 1, 2011, said he is “moving on to a different career in the private sector,” though he did not say what position he is taking. “It’s an opportunity to grow and expand.”

    He had informed parks board members earlier that Sept. 11 would be his last day.

  • Fire fund transfers may impact water available to horse users on HNF

    TELL CITY – Equestrian users who visit the Hoosier this fall may want to be prepared by taking water for their animals.

     “Some of the tanks at the horse camps have been recently filled, but how long that lasts will depend on how much use we get over the holiday,” said forest recreation program manager Vicki Gullang-Harris. 

    The tanks can’t be refilled due to the transfer of Forest funds to the western firefighting effort.

  • 4-H fairgrounds meeting to be held Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds committee annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to vote for new committee members. Anyone interested in serving on the committee must contact the Purdue Extension Perry County Office by Sept. 26. All 4-H volunteers must complete an application, including a background check, before they are approved to serve.

    Applications and information are available by calling (812) 547-7084.

  • Hancock County woman convicted of neglect, financial exploitation

    Editor’s Note: The News ran a brief front-page story last Thursday on the conviction in Hancock County of a local businesswoman. The Hancock Clarion provided this story.



    Hancock Clarion


    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A local businesswoman sits in the Breckinridge County Detention Center after being convicted on charges that she misused her mother’s money and criminally neglected her while she was in her care.

  • Tell City board addresses student, teacher performance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Teaching children is serious business but is often coupled with fun. Opening the Tell City School Corp.’s board meeting Tuesday, William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble highlighted some of those efforts.

  • Open house to mark And-Tro’s golden anniversary

    GATCHEL – And-Tro Water Authority will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 to mark the utility’s 50th anniversary. Members are invited to attend. There will be refreshments and door prizes will be awarded.

    History of the Utility