Local News

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman


    TELL CITY – A Cloverport, Ky., woman died Sunday in a two-car collision on Stone Road near Tell City.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Shellayne R. Cronin, 52, was traveling east on Stone Road toward Indiana 37 when her vehicle and a westbound vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers, 17, of Tell City, collided with one another.

    Perry County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh said Cronin was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Tell City man faces child molesting, solicitation charges


    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested a 27-year-old man Monday on charges he had illegal sexual contact with three children.

  • Leadership Perry County reunion canceled

    Due to a lack of interest, Thursday’s Leadership Perry County reunion dinner has been canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later time.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 77 active co-workers and 60 retirees from Perry, Spencer and surrounding counties who have 25 years or more of service during their annual service recognition banquet March 26.

    The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad, addressed those attending the banquet.

  • Voter-registration deadline just a week away


    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise  reminds voters that next Monday, April 7, is the last day they can register to vote in the May 6 primary election. All registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Voter registration forms and instructions are available at the office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at     www. indianavoters.com.

  • County won’t pay for some damage to mailboxes

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 a resolution spelling out when the county will and will not be responsible for mailboxes damaged by highway-department operations.

    It’s difficult for drivers plowing snow and ice from roads to avoid inflicting damage on mailboxes, county Highway Superintendent Ed Feix explained.

  • Man who fought for new nation’s independence to be honored

    Editor’s Note: The location of Saturday’s marker dedication for Jacob Kepler has been moved to Rome United Methodist Church.  The decision to move the location was made after Monday’s issue had been printed.

    A grave-marker dedication Saturday at the Old Rome Courthouse will honor the life of Revolutionary Patriot Jacob Kepler. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Ambulance-service contract amended

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 an amendment to an ambulance-service contract between the county and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Noting that he works part time as a paramedic, Commissioner Tom Hauser said he wouldn’t participate in the discussion.

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman (Edited)

    Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to remove a statement in the original version that indicated the vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers struck the vehicle driven by Shellayne Cronin. The original story was based on comments made by sheriff’s deputies. However,  Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said Tuesday afternoon he was awaiting a report from state police crash reconstructionists before completing his report on how the collision occurred.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H members give demonstrations

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Gang 4-H club had its second meeting of the year March 11 at Perry Central. Club members enjoyed a trail-mix snack, homemade caramel corn, yogurt and fruit donated by Rebecca Etienne.

    Snacks started at 5:45 and the meeting started promptly at 6 p.m. Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. Leaders distributed project manuals and several demonstrations were given. Camiren Zellers and Jace French showed club members how to make homemade pizza pockets while Phillip Dauby demonstrated how to make Koolaid.