Local News

  • TC Main Street Planting Day set for May 5

    TELL CITY - More plans have been announced about an upcoming Main Street planting day in Tell City. Wednesday, May 5, is the day merchants and others are invited to help with planting flowers. The event is sponsored by the Tell City Beautification Committee and is in need of volunteer green thumbs. Businesses are asked to purchase items for planting by volunteers.

    Scout troops, youth and church groups and others are invited to arrive at City Hall at 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 547-7933. Plants can be purchased at any local nursery or retailer.

  • County's property-tax payments due May 10

    TELL CITY - Perry County property owners have until May 10 to pay the spring installments of their property-tax bills.

    Though May 10 is the traditional deadline for spring installments, property owners haven't seen a spring deadline in several years as the state changed the way it assesses the value of properties and calculations for various deductions.

  • Special Olympics Saturday

    TELL CITY — Special Olympics Indiana of Perry County and Saint Meinrad Archabbey's Cooperative Action for Community Development will host the 45th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 1 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    The event will begin with a parade of athletes with a color guard from the American Legion and an invocation by a representative of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • Perry Central trims $350,000 from budget

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community Schools officials have identified $350,000 in budget reductions that will help the district cope with decreased state funding. Among the steps: not replacing two retiring teachers and other positions, moving two teachers to grant-funded positions and cutting back on summer-cleaning staff.

  • Breaking News Afternoon pursuit ends on Sailor Road; dog takes bite out of driver

    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.

  • Candidates for treasurer pledge top service

    TELL CITY - In their opening statements at the candidates' political forum April 15 at the Schergens Center, democratic treasurer candidates Judy Pund and JoAnn Smith assured residents present that customer service and serving the county are their main concerns in running for the office.

    Both women, who were born and raised in the area, have experience with local financial institutions.

    When asked what skills make each of them good leaders, both candidates stated their experience in office environments have prepared them for the task of being a leader.

  • Kiplinger handed 65-year sentence

    TELL CITY - Kyle S. Kiplinger was sentenced Wednesday to 65 years in prison for the 2006 murder of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    The sentence was the most Judge Lucy Goffinet could impose after the Indiana Supreme Court overturned her original sentence of life without the chance of parole.

    In a decision published last month, the high court said Kiplinger should not have received a life sentence because the jury that convicted him in 2008 failed to unanimously agree on a sentencing recommendation.

  • New Boston woman dies after driving into pond

    NEW BOSTON - State police released Wednesday night the identity of a woman who drowned hours earlier when she apparently missed a stop sign north of New Boston and drove into a lake.

    Patsy C. Huff, 79, of 12989 North Indiana 545, was pronounced dead at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was transported there by ambulance after being pulled from her submerged car an hour after the accident was first dispatched to rescuers at 2:16 p.m.

  • Council hopefuls share thoughts on jail, insurance benefits

    Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a story that began Thursday about a political forum that drew candidates for county council.

    TELL CITY - Five men seeking their party's nominations for district seats on the Perry County Council took part in an April 15 forum at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke, Pete Franzman, Bob Glenn, Ryan Daum, Stan Goffinet and Chet Mathena responded to questions dealing with issues in the community.

    Candidates were asked their feelings on the urgency of building a new jail.

  • Commissioner candidates explain why voters should pick them

    TELL CITY - Incumbent Gary Dauby and challenger Chris Coyle met in a candidates forum April 15 to explain why voters should select them for the District 2 county-commissioner position.

    Dauby used an introductory-comment opportunity to explain he was involved in precinct-level politics for 22 years, half of them as a member of the Tell City Common Council. A recent ground-breaking ceremony reminded him of one in which he participated as a city official, he said, which launched construction of a sewer line from the Branchville prison.