Local News

  • Tell City Schools could close early for teacher development

    TELL CITY – An idea presented by Laura Noble for coping with a state-mandated change ran into resistance at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Jan. 11.

  • State might tax port properties

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has made statements that upset him, Bill Goffinet said during the Jan. 11 regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    The former Tell City mayor, now a field representative for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, said the DLGF may be considering taxing properties owned by city and county port authorities.

  • UV treatment helps river, plant superintendent says

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five small bottles were lined up on their table when the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety met Jan. 18. One contained drinking water, another held a sample from the Ohio River. One was filled with effluent from the city’s water-treatment plant, one contained rain and the other, raw sewage.

    The one with a black layer at the bottom was easiest to identify, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

    Suggestions about taste-testing any of the contents brought laughs, but no volunteers.

  • Two charged with dealing in methamphetamine

    CANNELTON – Two people were charged with dealing in methamphetamine Jan. 19 after Cannelton police officers discovered an alleged drug lab in an Eighth Street residence.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ryan W. Haycox, 25, of Cannelton and Thomas V. Foerster, 21, of Cannelton were arrested after he discovered the alleged active meth lab from inside the residence of 313 N. Eighth Street.

  • Library merger committee pushes ahead

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City – Perry County Public Library board members heard from Library Director Larry Oathout about the progress of the merger committees during a regular meeting Jan. 5.

    The main topic of discussion of the last merger meeting was the Cannelton Library’s technology and whether the library would need any upgrades.

    Debbie Seibert, who is in charge of the technology at the Tell City library, attended the meeting to assess the computer and circulation systems Cannelton already has.

  • 18-year-old accused of molesting girl - Corrected

    TELL CITY – An 18-year-old faces a Class C felony charge of child molesting after allegedly fondling a girl under the age of 16.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, Kyle R. Reed, of rural Tell City, allegedly touched the girl Jan. 16. A family member reported the alleged incident to police that evening.

    Reed was questioned the following day, arrested and lodged in the Perry County Jail. He was later freed after posting a $4,005 bail.

  • Box Seats

    Haley Quinn and Janna Neyenhaus watch last week’s matchup between the Perry Central Commodores and Tell City Marksmen.

  • Board OKs school work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees adopted a resolution “of intent to reimburse expenditures” at their regular meeting Jan. 11 in support of further renovations at the high school.

    Before voting, new member Sherri Flynn asked corporation attorney John Werner to rephrase the purpose of the resolution.

  • Man charged with murder in child’s death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of Gavin Sacks.

    The 23-month-old child was found Friday inside his mother’s home at 632 16th St. Police said Arnold was an ex-boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin for the day.

  • Spencer County woman faces charge after police standoff on Old Lamar Highway

    EVANSTON – Police have yet to release details, but a Spencer County woman who kept authorities at bay in her home for several hours late Sunday was under observation in an Evansville hospital.

    Karen Schulthise was expected to be charged with intimidation upon her release from the hospital, the Journal-Democratlearned. Arrest and search warrants were filed late Sunday.