Local News

  • Hometown Heroes

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith received one of several individual awards Wednesday as Oakwood Health Campus hosted its Hometown Heroes Program to honor the men and women who care for and help protect the community. Smith, who received the award from Rebecca Fenn, was recognized for his service as a police officer, rescue-squad member, part-time emergency-medical technician and deputy coroner.

  • Paramedic Provider of the Year award awarded to PCMH EMS

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s EMS Department has earned Indiana’s Paramedic Provider of the Year Award for 2010, awarded during the Indiana Emergency Response Conference Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis.

    They were recognized by their peers as the best of the best, who have put forth that extra effort to make sure all of Indiana’s Emergency Response personnel remain on the cutting edge in the industry. Local paramedics also earned the award in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

  • Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall tour Sunday

    ROME – The annual Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Fried-chicken dinner will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.

  • Teens arrested for Legion Field vandalism

    TELL CITY – Three juveniles were arrested last week on charges of burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing Legion Field in Tell City.

    Police received a call Sept. 19 that someone had broken into a storage building at the field, took paint and scrawled gang symbols and profanities on the sides and doors of buildings and on a golf cart used by the athletic department during games.

  • Schools enter second year of federal program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Lutgring provided information during a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Sept. 14 about plans for the second year of implementation of a Safe Schools-Healthy Students Program.

  • Police: No serial sex attacker in area

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – No series of sexual assaults have been reported in Perry County or Tell City, local authorities said last week in response to rumors that a rash of attacks had taken place but weren’t being discussed by police.

  • Effort to strip insurance from county officials dies

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Silence …
    Nine seconds of it, to be exact, ticked by after County Council President Pete Franzman called for a second to Councilman Ron Crawford’s motion to stop paying for part-time county officials’ insurance.

    The motion, Crawford’s second attempt to address what he said is a concern among county residents, died as a result of that silence. Under rules many deliberative bodies use, a motion must be seconded before it can be put to a vote.

  • As drought worsens, ban issued on open burning

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Open burning in Perry County is banned under an order issued Friday by the local fire chiefs. All burning of debris, including the burning of trash in barrels, is banned until further notice, said Steve Hauser, Perry County Emergency Management Agency director.

  • New wheels in Troy

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins, far right, joined Troy Town Marshal Tim Bolin and Troy Town Board member Roger Fella in front of the community’s new police cruiser.

  • Lincoln HIlls RC&D sponsors dry hydrant at Oriole

    ORIOLE – A combination of grant money and partnership helped Lincoln Hills RC&D to install what’s called a dry hydrant in the Hoosier National Forest near Oriole.

    The hydrant at Oriole Pond will provide water for local firefighters, allowing them to fill tanker trucks. Areas of the county not served by public water systems often lack water and even water lines can’t provide enough water to be directly tied to pumper trucks.