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  • More Breaking NewsCounty commissioner arrested for drunk driving

    NEW BOSTON - A Perry County commissioner was arrested for driving drunk early Sunday after a one-vehicle accident on Indiana 545 north of New Boston.

    Louis J. "Jody" Fortwendel, 57, of 16870 Avery Ridge Road, Tell City, was lodged in the Spencer County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with an open container of alcohol.

    According to an accident report by Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Dickson, Fortwendel was driving south just before 1 a.m. when his Chevrolet van traveled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch.

  • Breaking NewsStolen truck found near Cincinnati

    UPDATE, SUNDAY, 5:50 P.M.: ST. CROIX – A truck that likely helped three Branchville Correctional Facility escapees avoid capture in northern Perry County was found Sunday afternoon in Kentucky.

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post reported finding the 1989 Ford extended-cab pickup truck along Interstate 71 about 30 miles south of Cincinnati.

  • Accident claims life of student

    ST. MARKS - A three-vehicle accident Monday claimed the life of a Perry Central High School student returning home from classes.

    Hannah J. Hudson, 17, died at the scene of massive injuries after her car was rear-ended on Indiana 37, spun into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer.

  • Fugitive sex predator back in jail

    TELL CITY - A sexual predator on the run from police was arrested last week in Kentucky

    Michael Wayne Henderson was apprehended at 11:48 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at a shelter in Frankfort. Sought by Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction and U.S. Marshal's Office, Henderson was charged with being a fugitive on an out-of-state warrant and lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

  • TC chief applying for grant to fund two officers

    TELL CITY - In a 2-to-1 vote Monday night, Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety members approved the city police chief's request to apply for a federal grant to hire two officers.

  • Math scholars tapped for summer Ball State program

    TELL CITY - Hannah Scott was accepted into Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics at Ball State University, "which is a wonderful privilege," Kim Waninger reported at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting March 10, and we also had another student, Jessie Wheatley, who is placed on the alternate list."

    The assistant principal at William Tell Elementary School, Waninger was offering a report normally presented by Principal Laura Noble.

  • WorkOne rep offers high school JAG opportunity

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved in a regular meeting March 10 the launch of a dropout-prevention program a proponent said has produced an "amazing" outcome so far in Indiana.

    "Southern Indiana is getting on board" with the Jobs for American Graduates Program, said Nancy Schroering, director of the WorkOne office in Jasper. Indiana as a whole is in its third year of participation and has become one of the nationwide program's biggest clients, she explained.

  • Tell City drum line qualifies for state

    TELL CITY — "That was probably the best show we've done," Brett Mulzer said after a public performance of the Tell City High School drum line Friday.

    "Last week we kind of choked, but we overcame some things tonight," the volunteer drum-line director added, referring to the previous week's competition at Corydon Central High School, where Tell City placed 10th out of 15 lines with a score more than 10 points under their previous contest.

  • Perry Central students wrap up successful first drum-line season

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's drum line "had a great run" its first season in existence, according to James Powell, assistant music director for the Leopold school.

    "It was a super run," he said Tuesday, "I'm very excited about how well they did."

    He and Music Director Rob Cason said early in the short season they were unable to find evidence Perry Central had ever fielded a drum line. They started with the added disadvantage of not having a battery - drummers who march - in the marching band, Powell said.

  • TCHS art show opens March 31

    TELL CITY - The fifth annual Tell City High School Art Show will exhibit student artwork March 31 to April 3. The event will be held in the high-school library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    The show will also be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Visitors are asked to sign in at the office during the school day.

    High-school art instructor Shelly Goodrich will be available for comments and questions from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.