Local News

  • Thief gets away with $64,000 track hoe, trailer

    TELL CITY – Police hope to put the brakes on a brazen thief who drove away with a stolen track hoe and trailer from a Tell City plumbing business.

    Patrolman Greg Linne said the 2007 Bobcat and heavy-duty tandem trailer, owned by Tom Peter Plumbing, were taken from the corner of Sixth and Schiller streets between 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon and noon Monday.

    Parts found on the ground indicated the thief hotwired the track hoe, drove it onto the nearby trailer and drove off.

    "Someone knew what they were doing," Linne said.

  • Filing deadline extended for new over-65 tax breaks

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Connie Berger has extended the filing deadline for the over-age-65 deduction and the over-age-65 circuit breaker credit until Jan. 30 for the 2008-pay-2009 tax year.

    This deadline does not apply to any other deductions filed in the auditor's office. In 2008 the General Assembly created the over-65 circuit-breaker credit, but counties did not receive detailed requirements on the credit until late 2008.

    Following are the requirements for the deduction and the credit:

    Over-Age-65 Deduction

  • SWCD annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 27

    BRISTOW – The 61st annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bristow Community Center in Bristow.  

    A banquet of chicken, pulled pork and vegetables will be served at $5 for adults and $3 children 12 & under. Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit will provide the meal.

  • Hawesville man charged with stealing money from bill changer

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole $500 last month from a bill changer at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca was jailed Monday on a felony charge of theft.

  • Pappano seeks third housing-repair grant

    TELL CITY – A public hearing and a special meeting at mid-day Friday will finalize an application for a third housing-repair grant.

  • Meeting set on sewer proposal

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will have an opportunity to hear about and comment on a proposed long-term control plan for the city's waste-water collection system at a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall council room.

    Discussion will include proposed infrastructure improvements to eliminate or minimize impacts of combined sewer overflows on water quality.

    The hearing will follow a regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting of the city's board of public works and safety and precede a 7 p.m. regular common-council meeting.

  • Breaking News Gaynor convicted on five of eight charges

    Jurors convicted Adam Gaynor Thursday of five of the eight charges filed against him, including a Class A felony count of dealing in methamphetamine. He was also convicted of two other felonies, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, and misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and paraphernalia. He was acquitted on charges of possessing anhydrous ammonia, possession of ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of chemical reagents.

  • Commissioners eye road-management system

    TELL CITY — An Evansville company wants to develop a comprehensive road-maintenance system for Perry County. If approved by commissioners and funded by the county council, the initiative would focus more money on maintaining roads with high traffic counts while emphasizing preventive maintenance to extend life expectancies of roadways.

  • Two teens nabbed in church burglary

    TELL CITY – Two juveniles face charges of theft and burglary for allegedly twice breaking into St. Paul Catholic Church. They were detained Thursday night after a priest found them in the church's rectory.

    Police said the teens admitted entering the church Dec. 26 and taking a computer, knife, camera, candles and wine.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the two males, ages 14 and 17, fled on foot after being discovered Thursday but were spotted by Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputies Richard Kratzer and Daymion Marsh.

  • New and returning officials sworn in

    TELL CITY – County officials swept into office in November's election were sworn in Wednesday.

    Deputy County Clerk Jean Schulthise oversaw the brief courthouse ceremony. Accepting their oaths of office were Jane James, who begins a second four-year term as county recorder.

    Also sworn in was Glenn Etienne, who will serve four years as county surveyor, replacing longtime surveyor Harold Lynch.