Local News

  • ORIGINAL STORY: Man charged with murder freed after DNA evidence ruled inadmissible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man jailed for 18 months on a charge of murder was released Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to exclude DNA evidence from a trial that had been scheduled to start Monday.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet granted a request by special prosecutor Gary Schutte to dismiss the murder charge against Thomas E. Lane. Goffinet ordered the man released from the county jail, where he has been held since his arrest in April of last year.

  • Hauser defeats Dauby

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The defeated incumbent and his victorious challenger for the county commission’s District 2 seat were chatting amicably in the county courthouse immediately after general-election results were announced Tuesday.

    “We live in interesting times,” Democrat Gary Dauby said after suffering a 507-vote loss to Republican Tom Hauser. “Tom’s a good man. I’ve known him all my life. I hope I didn’t let anybody down.”

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  • Treats and more

    Scores of people took part in Sunday’s Trunks of Treats at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.


  • Who’s behind that costume?

    Witches Walk participants enjoying a ride through Tell City’s downtown ride Friday, were from left, Dylan Caldwell, Annika Masterson and Jacob Casebolt. The city was swarming with characters enjoying the 20th annual event.

  • TCHS musicians selling oranges, other types of fruit

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. 

    Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov.18. Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • Marching Marksmen compete for $1,000

    TELL CITY – Only two days remain for supporters of the Tell City Marching Marksmen to help them win $1,000 in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    To do that, go to www. 14wfie.com and click on “Sports.” Find the “Touchdown Live 2010” link, then the “Battle of the Bands” ad. Follow instructions to register or, if you’ve participated previously, log in and vote. Contest rules state that participants can vote once each day for each e-mail account they have, and addresses won’t be used for marketing purposes.

  • Council picks Collignon for zoning-appeals board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Four people expressed interest in serving on the county’s board of zoning appeals, and one was selected Oct. 28 with two members of the county council opposed.

    Ottis Casper, Tony Collignon, Bud Colucci and Don Sherry submitted letters of interest in completing a term from which Darryl Irvin resigned. It will expire at the end of next year.

  • Wednesday is deadline for tax payments

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians’ fall property-tax bills are due Wednesday and several county offices will be open extended hours to accommodate owners.  

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said her office, as well as the offices of auditor, recorder and assessor, will be open until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    Those offices will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Payments can also be made at any Old National Bank branch.

  • Decision 2010

    One of three candidates who would claim victory at day’s end ...