Local News

  • School board hires firm to remodel media center

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting April 22 to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to perform $594,000 worth of renovation work at Tell City High School.

    The company was one of 11 that submitted bids to perform the work, according to George Link of the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm, also based in Evansville.

  • Primary Election

    Perry Countians will decide several contested local races Tuesday, including those for sheriff, treasurer, commissioner and county council.

  • Fleeing driver spins car on Sailor Road; city's police dog takes fight out of suspect

    PERRY COUNTY - A man wanted on felony drug warrants led police on a miles-long chase Monday afternoon, finally spinning his car on Sailor Road. Even with his car in a ditch, Donnie A. McLain, 40, of 1820 Franklin St., Tell City, tried to drive off, police said, repeatedly hitting the car's accelerator with his foot even as officers shattered the car's windows, Tasered him with an electric stun gun and, finally, called in a police dog.

  • Marksmen shine at regional academic bowl

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School academic teams earned four first-place awards at regional contests at Evansville's North High School April 20, and three earned the right to advance to the state-level Academic Super Bowl.

    TCHS's English, interdisciplinary and science teams will vie for state honors May 8 at Purdue University.

    Social-studies coach Amy Kehl said Wednesday this year's topic, "An American Generation: 1964 to 1980," "has been quite a challenge. They go into quite a bit of detail when they're doing American subjects."

  • 4 Perry Central teams take third

    LEOPOLD - Four Perry Central High School academic teams placed third in their class at a regional contest April 20 at North High School in Evansville.

    "Overall, I am really pleased with the dedication and performance of all the students participating in the 2010 area competition," said Jennifer Ball, who coaches the Commodores' English team and is coordinator for all of them.

    Perry Central's English, interdisciplinary, math and science teams earned third-place rankings.

  • Kids to get free IDs

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 21 a request to use money collected through the county clerk's office to provide free identification cards for children.

    Teresa Kanneberg said $1,890 from the county's law-enforcement fund will pay for a visit from K-ID's BMV Inc. of Carmel Aug. 11, when children attending the Schweizer Fest free-rides night can have free cards made with their photographs, fingerprints and information such as their family doctors' names, any medical conditions and identifying marks.

  • Five vying for three open school board seats

    LEOPOLD - Voters in the Perry Central Community School District will decide Tuesday who among four men and one woman will fill three expiring seats on the school district's board. Seats currently held by Larry James, Earla Williams and Stephen Poole expire this year. All three are seeking re-election. Two other candidates, Joe Flamion and Allen Goffinet, are seeking to join the board.

  • School-board contenders expect continued challenges

    CANNELTON - The three uncontested candidates for Cannelton's school board expressed concerns about declining state education funding in explaining their priorities for voters.

    The names of two incumbents, Barbara Beard and Jerry Harris, and newcomer James Lawson will appear on the primary ballot. Under a plan voters chose in 2006 implementing elected versus appointed school-board members, contenders win or lose seats in the spring elections.

    The candidates outlined their experience and concerns in response to News questionnaires.


  • TC public-works board discusses road closings

    TELL CITY - "We are going to have, over the next 18-month period, many street closing requests along the way," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said to members of the Tell City Public Works and Safety Board in reference to work that has begun for a combined-sewer overflow project.

  • Protection inspection