Local News

  • Couple faces meth charges, felony counts of child neglect

    TROY - A husband and wife who saw their home searched by state and local police last month remained in jail Friday after their arrest on methamphetamine charges.

    Patrick L. Keown, 30, and his 24-year-old wife, Whitney, each face a Class B felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine, as well as lesser felony charges of possessing the drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing chemical reagents used to make meth and dumping controlled substance waste. Each also faces a Class D felony charge of neglect of a dependent.

  • Tax-collection snags postpone library budget

    TELL CITY - Changes in legislation and "snags" in collecting spring property taxes will postpone hearings for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library's 2008 budget, according to Larry Oathout.

  • Tell City girl in critical condition after crash

    TELL CITY - The mother of a 7-year-old Tell City girl critically injured in a May 3 accident in Spencer County could face criminal charges as early as this week, police said.

    Police did not release the name of the William Tell Elementary student, but said her mother, 27-year-old Stephanie J. Beier of 210 Ninth St., Tell City, was traveling at a high rate of speed before the Saturday-night accident on Indiana 70 west of Troy.

  • Agreement filed in horse abuse case

    Guthrie agreed to surrender horses seized from Oriole

    TELL CITY - A pretrial agreement signed by a man accused of cruelty to horses was filed at Perry Circuit Court Wednesday, formalizing his surrender of surviving horses to the Humane Society of Perry County and payment of their foster-care costs.

    Gary D. Guthrie, 38, of 15416 Owen Lane near Oriole, agreed to pay $2,304.09 for restitution to the Humane Society of Perry County in up to 12 monthly installments. He also agreed to pay a $316 pretrial-diversion fee and make a $100 donation to the Humane Society chapter.

  • Police combing ephedrine sales records

    Ingredient in some medications also used to make methamphetamine; several arrests made

    PERRY COUNTY - State and local police officers fighting Perry County's methamphetamine problem have been busy searching local pharmacy logs to find violators of a state law that restricts the purchase of medications containing two ingredients used to make the illegal drug.

    Police have already made arrests.

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  • Help stamp out hunger

    Nation's largest food drive scheduled for Saturday

    TELL CITY - Letter carriers in Tell City will join their counterparts nationwide to help stamp out hunger by collecting nonperishable food items Saturday during the 16th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Items donated during the largest annual one-day food drive in the nation are then delivered to local community food banks, pantries and shelters across the country.

  • Troy leaders meet Wednesday in closed session

    TROY - An executive-session meeting of the Troy Common Council was scheduled for Wednesday evening to discuss threatened litigation.

    No public meeting was to have followed the closed-door session at 6 p.m. The News received a copy of a notice for Wednesday's meeting from Town Attorney Jack Robinson and obtained a letter mailed to Clerk Treasurer Vicki Tuggle and members of the town's council and utility board from the county prosecutor's office.

  • Animal-group chief wants county to help with vet bills

    Commissioners express concern about costs

    TELL CITY - Humane Society of Perry County President Jim Carter wants the Perry County commissioners to take on some of the responsibility his organization has been shouldering for dogs and cats hit by cars.

    He appeared at a regular meeting of the county leaders Monday, and noted the county's agreement with the animal shelter provides no procedure for dealing with injured animals.

  • Park here

    Anthony Rhodes, an employee of Q-Stripe Quality Painting and Striping Co. of Evansville, paints lines forming individual parking areas in the 500 block of Main Street this week. Parking slots and bicycle lanes were added as the project in four downtown blocks comes to a close.