Local News

  • Absentee voting ends Monday

    TELL CITY - Absentee voting for Tuesday's primary election ends at noon Monday. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

    The courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for absentee voting.

    For more information on voting issues, call 547-3741.

  • PC performers earn gold rating

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central musicians earned top ratings from all three of their judges in Indiana State School Music Association concert-band competition April 25 at F.J Reitz High School, Evansville.

    "They played really well," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday. "All three judges gave them gold."

    The students' performances included "Peacemaker," a Karl King march; "Balladair" by Frank Erickson and David Shaffer's "Last Ride of the Pony Express."

    "They were good pieces for us," Cason said. "They were challenging but not unbelievably taxing, technically speaking."

  • Chapman says he's staying at Cannelton

    Schools chief accepts, declines Kokomo job

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman decided at a special school-board meeting Tuesday to keep his job, even though he had verbally accepted another in the Kokomo area that promised what he called after the meeting a "substantial" pay raise.

    Approximately 30 people attended the meeting to show their support for Chapman, who was given a pay raise, retroactive to July 1, 2007, to $93,000. He was being paid $86,151 annually.

  • Tornadoes miss Troy woman's kin

    TROY - Troy resident Judy Brothers' brother knew "as soon as the news came on," he'd get a phone call from her.

    So Rodger Ungerecht, 52, called her first, to let her know he'd survived the tornadoes that ripped through Suffolk, Va., where he now lives, Brothers explained Tuesday.

    "He called and said it came within three miles of him," she said. His daughter, Jessica, 25, called a short time later to say she, too, was OK. Her margin of safety was only a mile-and-a-half.

  • Fire station will host open house, city meetings Mon.

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to tour recent improvements at Tell City's main fire station Monday - and sit in on meetings of two governmental bodies gathering there that evening.

    An open house from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tell City Fire Station, 12th and Mozart streets, will show off a new kitchen and training room constructed with donations of money and labor, Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    A brief dedication ceremony is planned for 5:30 p.m.

  • Robbery suspect doesn't make it far

    CANNELTON - A man who allegedly grabbed a wad of cash from a Cannelton convenience store office was quickly nabbed early Monday after a city officer found him in Tell City.

    William Bacon, 26, of 11218 S. 18th Ave., Apartment 301, Tacoma, Wash., faces charges of theft and burglary. He was taken to Perry County Jail and held on $5,500 bail.

  • County property owners receive $537,072 in rebate checks

    TELL CITY - County Auditor Connie Berger has released details about the recent distribution of tax rebates mailed to property owners this month. County property owners received $537,072.19 in rebates, which were intended to provide short-term relief for increases in property taxes. Because of the shift to trending, a process that more closely ties values to market conditions, many Hoosiers saw their tax bills increase and state legislators approved the rebates last year.

  • Inspector issues six city permits

    TELL CITY - Building Inspector Bob Young issued permits for a new home, five electrical upgrades and 10 miscellaneous projects in March. The new-home permit for 1903 14th St. was issued to Joe Glenn for a project valued at $63,000. The electrical upgrades totaled $5,300 with other permits totaling $135,300.

    Young's office collected $630 in fees in March.

    During the month, he also fielded six reports of trash and junk and has received several others so far in April.

  • Deadline nears for personal-property forms

    CANNELTON - The Troy Township Assessor's Office reminds residents of approaching deadlines for filing personal-property forms. These include:

    Form101, Individual Personal Property Return. This form covers all vehicles on which excise taxes are not paid.

    Form 102, Farmers Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers farm equipment and inventory.

    Form 103, Business Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers business equipment and inventory.

  • Three people arrested in separate pursuits, police report

    TELL CITY - State and city police arrested two people who allegedly fled from an Indiana State Police trooper Friday night, including a Washington man who allegedly stole several vehicles before being captured early Saturday.

    In a separate case, a man was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop for a trooper on the lookout for the fleeing couple.

    Trooper Heath Carkuff tried to stop a man he believed was acting suspiciously while operating a white Dodge Dakota truck in an alleyway near Sixth and Mozart streets around 12:35 a.m.