Local News

  • Hill says economy tops list of voters’ concerns

    TELL CITY – Continuing a walking tour of the 9th Congressional District, U.S. Rep Baron Hill said last week that President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan has helped ease the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.

    However, the economy and safeguarding jobs remain at the top of district concerns as the fall campaign season heats up.

    “The economy and jobs. Those are the issues I’m hearing,” he said last Monday during a stopover in Tell City.

  • Breakfast time expands at elementary

    TELL CITY – A big change this year for William Tell Elementary School students is an addition of 15 minutes to their day that Laura Noble said Aug. 24 gives them time to eat breakfast before heading off to classes.

    Noble was the corporation’s elementary principal last year, but has moved up to the assistant to the superintendent’s role. She was addressing a meeting of the school board which included public hearings on budgets proposed for next year.

  • William Tell’s demise
  • Council hears about Ride Solution, eyes 2011 budget

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford reported at a regular council meeting that Ride Solution has provided 611 trips for 77 people since it began operations this year, often getting people to work and providing transportation for people who’ve lost their licenses.

  • Election commission rules for Acchiardo

    INDIANAPOLIS – A unanimous ruling Thursday by the Indiana Election Commission cleared the way for Republican S. Rod Acchiardo to challenge Robert Collins for the office of county prosecutor in November’s election.

    Perry County resident Chris Coyle filed a challenge to Acchiardo’s candidacy, alleging the Tell City attorney failed to meet state residency requirements. Coyle said Acchiardo’s primary residence is in Warrick County, where he owns a home, not in Perry County.

  • TC police jail man on attempted burglary charge

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly trying to break into a home Tuesday in what police described as a search for prescription medication was jailed after a city police officer found him less than two blocks away.

    Patrolman Greg Linne said he saw Eric S. Hardin, 33, of 604 Webb St., Cannelton walking just after the burglary call was dispatched.

  • Fleeing suspect goes to jail tired
  • ‘Moo’-ving into evening
  • Razing of former hotel could begin as soon as today

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing said Tuesday that the razing of the northern section of the former William Tell Hotel could begin today.

    Portions of Washington and Main streets near the hotel will be closed while the structure is being leveled.

    Washington Street between Main and Ninth streets has been closed since a portion of wall on the hotel’s north side collapsed in July.

  • GED, other classes to begin at two locations

    PERRY COUNTY – Classes begin in September at two Perry County Even Start locations for adults desiring to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training.

    Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals. Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for postsecondary advancement and job placement.