Local News

  • Incumbent, 2 challengers win TC School Board seats

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Challengers Mack Cail and Sherri Flynn and incumbent Dr. Gene Ress won Tell City-Troy Township School Board seats in the school corporation’s first election since voters opted in a 2007 referendum to abandon city and township appointments.

    “We’ve got a new board that will have to look into potential things to help our school system,” Ress said Wednesday morning, adding that he’s looking forward to Cail and Flynn joining the board.

  • Republicans make big gains

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Less than an hour after his election to the job of county prosecutor was sealed by voters, Rod Acchiardo thanked his supporters for the victory, including Democrats who swung their support to him.

    “I thank everyone here for their support and the voters of Perry County who supported me,” the Republican said amid cheers at party headquarters on Main Street.

  • 2010 General Election Results


    United States Senator

    Brad Ellsworth (D) - 58.51%

    Dan Coats (R) - 36.90%

    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) - 4.55%

    Secretary of State

    Vop Osili (D) - 52.07%

    Charlie White (R) - 42.37%

    Mike Wherry (L) - 5.56%

    State Auditor

    Sam Locke (D) - 56.17%

    Tim Berry (R) - 39.89%

    Eric Knipe (L) - 3.94%

  • Elementary principal may resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELLCITY – William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas is tentatively resigning, according to Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.

    As The News reported Oct. 7, Maas had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason and period of time.  

  • TCHS performers selling 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.

  • TC Marksmen ‘battle’ for $1,000

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen are in the running for a $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    Supporters can help them win it by going to 14WFIE.com, clicking on “Sports,” then scroll down to click on “Touchdown Live 2010” and “Battle of the Bands.”

    Sign in or register and vote once daily from each e-mail address you have until Friday.

  • Hydrant flushing continues in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will continue to flush fire hydrants this week. Work started Oct. 25 but due to unforeseen problems, was delayed. Residents should still be aware of low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • William Tell sixth-graders invite public to Tuesday poster fair

    TELL CITY – The sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary have worked on an alcohol-use prevention program this semester called “Slick Tracy.”

    The program is the first in a series for middle- and high-school students developed by Project Northland and brought to Tell City students as part of the Safe Schools-Healthy Students Grant.

  • County refinances bonds to save $156,000 yearly

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority adopted resolutions Thursday that county attorney Chris Goffinet said will lower payments on bonds sold in 1995 and ’96.

  • Optional: Take food to polling location

    PERRY COUNTY – This year, when you head out to the courthouse to vote early today or to your regular poling site tomorrow, you can take a canned-food donation to help restock local pantry shelves.

    The Perry County Food Coalition conducted its annual food drive beginning in October at the Perry County Courthouse and is continuing it there until absentee voting concludes at noon today. Voters visiting their usual polling locations Tuesday can participate, as well.