Local News

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Voters kill TCHS improvement plan

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district went to the polls in November and defeated by a 23-point margin a proposal to perform up to $10 million worth of improvements at Tell City High School.


  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Cousins arrested in 1997 slaying

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived in April when a Perry County grand jury indicted two men on charges they killed the 21-year-old Tell City woman.  

    Thomas Eugene Lane, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville remain in jail on charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Escapes bring changes to Branchville

    PERRY COUNTY - The escapes this year of three men from the Branchville Correctional Facility brought major changes to the medium-security prison, including a new electrified stun fence and lighting.

    Jerry Sargent, 59, Christopher Marshall, 49, and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell escaped March 20 after striking a maintenance worker and cutting through two fences. The trio eluded a manhunt,  stole a vehicle near St. Croix and traveled to Kentucky, where they allegedly beat three brothers near Sanders, Ky.

  • Perry Central judged a Best Buy by state chamber

    LEOPOLD — Perry Central Junior-Senior High School is among a select group of high schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars. Those schools were recognized last week by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce with the release of the 11th edition of its Indiana's Best Buys report.

  • Tell City man jailed after morning pursuit

    TELL CITY – An armed man who led police officers on a pursuit Sunday was lodged in the county jail after he drove back to his residence.

    According to Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee, police received a call at 2:45 a.m. that Michael Shane Malone, was armed and had left his residence at 628 20th St.

    Police spotted the blue truck Malone was driving and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Malone allegedly failed to stop. He did halt for a short time in the 1330 block of 21st Street.

  • Tell City Band boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.  

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • BMV prepares for SecureID, though federal delay expected

    INDIANAPOLIS – In response to communication from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced changes this week to its SecureID initiative that impacts those renewing driver's licenses or ID cards in 2010.  

  • Regional Arts New Year's Eve event cancelled

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association New Year's Eve murder-mystery dinner theater, which was scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m., has been cancelled.

    The performance of the band Blyndsyde, which was to start after the dinner theater, has also been cancelled.

  • Schools chief questions motive in funds denial

    CANNELTON – Frustration bordering on anger was evident in Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman's voice as he reported at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 17 he had just received official disapproval the week before of a request for qualified school construction bond funding of work intended to improve energy efficiency.

  • Final press run nears for News veteran Hubert

    TELL CITY – A longtime News Publishing Co. employee who has been getting ink on his hands for the past 36 years will oversee the printing of his last issue this week.

    Gary Hubert, who joined the company that publishes The Perry County News in 1974 and has served as production manager since October 2001, will retire Wednesday.

    "It's time to pass the torch. It's been a lot of fun and I've worked with great people over the years," he said.