Local News

  • UPDATE, MONDAY AFTERNOON -- Tell City man faces murder charge in alleged beating death

    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 23-month-old Gavin Sacks.

    The child was found Friday inside his mother’s home in the 16th Street Apartments. Police said Arnold was a boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin Friday.

  • Girl Scouts collect food

    PERRY COUNTY – Girl Scout Troop 356 is conducting a canned-food drive for the local food pantries until Dec. 14. Members have placed boxes at Radio Shack in Cannelton and Nobles IGA, Cash Saver and Save-A-Lot in Tell City.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Agency announces 2 chances to give

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development is giving the community two new opportunities to donate.

    GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate.

    Another opportunity to donate is through GoodShop.com, an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to a shopper’s favorite cause.

  • Perry Central’s got talent

    Perry Central Lights-On recently held its PC’s Got Talent II.

  • New Year’s Eve party set at the Legion

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion will host a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 at the legion.

    Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Round tables can be reserved prior to Dec. 30 for $60. Call 547-8201 to reserve a table.

    Party favors and finger food will be provided with admission. The grill will be open until 8:30 p.m. A cash bar opens at 7:30 p.m. with $1.50 canned beer and $2 well drinks. Free fountain sodas will be provided to designated drivers.

    Music will be provided by Crosswinds, who will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Knights of Columbus set Christmas party

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary will host the annual Christmas party Saturday.

    The day will begin with a children’s party from 1 to 3 p.m. Children attending the event need to register at the club to make sure Santa has a gift for everyone.

    The adult party for all Knights and auxiliary members will begin at 6 p.m. Each family is asked to take a covered dish. Meat and table service will be furnished by the club.

    Entertainment will begin at 8 p.m.

  • Tempel named county’s new parks director

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A southern Indiana native is returning home from Wisconsin to become the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s new recreation director.

    The parks board voted unanimously Wednesday to offer the position to Adam Tempel, a 2005 Heritage Hills graduate, and he said Thursday that he has accepted the position.

  • Agent: Insurance hike to be modest despite bad year

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Health-insurance cost increases are “trending” at 11 percent for next year, Pete Franzman told the county commissioners at a regular meeting Nov. 23, and prescription costs are expected to rise 12.7 percent.

  • Holiday Season in Bloom

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa members Darlene Schneider, left, and Becky Davis deliver poinsettias to the office of Home Mutual Insurance in Tell City Wednesday.