Local News

  • State officials close Tell City armory

    Tell City officials were notified in May the National Guard armory here would be closed later in the year and the 74 full-time armory staff and soldiers who trained here would be transferred to the unit in Jasper to which they were already reporting.

    The armory here was one of three Indiana National Guard armories selected for closure, according to a news release issued from the Guard's headquarters in Indianapolis, which cited fiscal and strategic reasons.

  • Republicans score Election Day victories

    Republicans scored major gains during what turned out to be a spirited 2010 election season, defeating Democrat incumbents.

    Tell City attorney Rod Acchiardo defeated incumbent Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins by a margin of 502 votes. Acchiardo received 53.8 percent of the vote.

    Gary Dauby lost his bid for a second term as the county’s District 2 county commissioner, falling to Republican Tom Hauser.

  • Community mourns soldier’s death

    The Nov. 29 death of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis brought home to Perry County the tragedy of a war half a world away. The 1993 Tell City High School graduate died when he and five other soldiers were shot by an Afghan Border Patrol officer.

    He was described by his wife, Tina, as “a very loving, devoted father and husband” whose “life revolved around his career ... he loved his soldiers and took care of them. He loved his job and he died doing what he loved.”

  • The Top Stories of 2010

    This edition of The Perry County News takes a look back at the top stories of 2010. Headlines for those stories are:

  • Offices closed for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – The New Year’s holiday will close some governmental offices Friday and Monday.
    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Friday while City Hall in Tell City will be open Friday but closed Monday.
    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week since there will be no pickup Monday.
    Residential trash collection in Cannelton won’t be affected by New Year’s. Troy’s utility office will be closed Friday.

  • County man hurt in ATV crash

    DERBY – A Perry County man was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating struck a tree on Gerald Road.
    Kenneth W. Kellems, 30, was flown from the scene and suffered a severe head injury, said Deputy Sheriff Junior Fuchs, who is handling the investigation.
    He said Kellems apparently lost control of the ATV while rounding a curve. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Other details were not available as of press time.

  • Governor reinstates pay increases

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mitch Daniels sent a letter to state employees today to advise them that following a two-year pay freeze most will be eligible for a modest pay increase in 2011.

  • Hospital board OKs improvements to Troy clinic

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees ap-proved upcoming improvements to the hospital’s clinic in Troy, radiology equipment and an information systems upgrade. Also approved was the hospital’s 2011 operating budget.
    The hospital will spend about $22,000 to enlarge the waiting area of the clinic by enclosing the existing front porch. This will increase the size of the waiting room by approximately 200 square feet.

  • Fight in Troy might be gang related

    TROY – A Perry County teen was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after apparently being beaten with a bat in a brawl at Troy’s boat ramp
    According to police, Steven C. Gardner, 19, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to an Evansville hospital with head and arm injuries.

  • County’s jobless rate edges higher

    PERRY COUNTY – The local unemployment rate inched up only slightly in November, rising two-tenths of a point to 8.4 percent, but remained well below the state average.
    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released jobs data last week and said 809 men and women among the county’s 9,598-person work force were looking for jobs during the month.
    Perry County ranked 69th among Indiana’s 92 counties.