Local News

  • Rep. Young to speak at GOP event April 16

    TELL CITY – Local Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 16 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. The meal will begin at noon.

    U.S. Rep. Todd Young will be the guest speaker. State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will also speak.

    Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at 457-3158.

  • Revival set

    TELL CITY – Pastor Ron Ammon of the Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton St. in Tell City, has announced the church will hold revival services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Michael Soop of Lawrenceville, Ga., will be guest speaker. Services will begin at 7 p.m. and include special singing and music by various church members.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Art show starts today

    TELL CITY – The seventh annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held this year from today through April 8 in the new Tell City Junior-Senior High School Library. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Visitors are asked to park in the teachers-visitors parking lot and sign in at the office during the school day. The art department and students wish to ask the parents, businesses and community to attend and see their artwork.

    Visitors are asked to remember to vote on their favorites.

  • VFD to meet today

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today.

    The meting will be held at the Rome Courthouse. Three board member positions will be filled by elections.

    All property owners in Tobin Township are eligible to fill the positions and to vote. All other paid members are also eligible.

  • Still time to submit downtown suggestions

    TELL CITY – Your voice counts! A group of Tell City business, economic development and retail individuals are developing a plan to advance and improve its downtown. This Tell City downtown development group would like input from all Perry County residents.

  • Actors delight in "Quarantine"

    TELL CITY – The Marksmen drama department put on their annual play March 11 through March 13.

    The play they performed was “A Delightful Quarantine,” a comedy about how the town of Wilspier, Penn., reacts when they are put into quarantine during an alien invasion. The quarantine caused everyone to act differently. Some used it as a chance to have a little fun while others used it as a chance to meet their families. The entire play was narrated by freshman Kyle Boyer.

  • Registration for primary election ends today

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that today is the last day to register to vote for the primary election May 3. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business today.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office or on the secretary of state’s Web site at www.in.gov/sos. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Power outages possible in TC this week

    TELL CITY – Due to maintenance scheduled this week at the Tell City Electric Department’s East Substation, there will be brief outages during this week, the utility reported to The News.

    The substation is located at 19th and Jefferson streets.

    For more information, call the electric utility at 547-3411.

  • TC man sentenced in Troy beating

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison last month for a fight police said at the time was likely gang-related.

    Jacob C. Burch, 18, of 729 15th St., pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a Class B felony, in the beating of Steven C. Gardner.

    Burch was given a total sentence of 20 years, but 10 years of prison time was suspended under terms of a plea agreement. Burch will serve probation once he is released.

  • Blue Ribbon students

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students pinned on blue ribbons and placed pinwheels in front of the school Friday in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Click photos to enlarge.)