Local News

  • Congressman Brad Ellsworth to speak at county's JJ Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Democratic Committee will host its annual Jefferson Jackson dinner Saturday, April 10, at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6.

    Keynote speaker for the evening will be Brad Ellsworth, Democratic congressman for Indiana's 8th Congressional District. In 2006, Ellsworth defeated the Republican incumbent to take the seat. He previously served as the sheriff of Vanderburgh County.

    On Feb. 19, Ellsworth announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Evan Bayh.

  • 2010 Census van-bus tour begins Friday in Tell City

    TELL CITY - During the first two weeks of this month, the U.S. Census 2010 van-bus will tour the city, making stops to promote the event, passing out informational flyers and giving promotional Census items to the public.

    The schedule for the van is as follows:

    • Friday, March 5: 9 to 9:30 a.m. at City Hall; 9:30 to 10 a.m. at German American Bank; 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Old National Bank and The Perry County News.

  • Three complete correctional police-officer program

    NEW CASTLE - Two Branchville Correctional Facility employees and an employee of the Indiana Department Correction's central office based at the local facility were among 46 Indiana Department of Correction workers completing a correctional-police-officer program.

    Randy Litherland and Jeff Hendershot, both of whom work at BCF, were sworn in recently by Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt.

  • TCJHS plans 'Let's Talk' event to discuss student-survey issues

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold a "Let's Talk About It All" parent night at 5:30 p.m. March 11 at the school cafeteria.

    A free chili supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and open discussion begins at 6.

  • Too-good offers likely to be scams

    PERRY COUNTY - If it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

    A Tell City woman received a letter stating she was due more than $3.4 million. All she had to do was send in a $20 report-processing fee. The letter, of course, was a scam and the woman would be out the $20 and wouldn't see a penny. Consumer-protection agencies remind everyone to never send money to anyone they don't know.

    Receipt of scam letters can be reported to the Tri State Better Business Bureau at (800) 359-0979.

  • Operation Pullover blitz kicks off Friday

    JASPER - Lt. Don Bolen, commander of the Jasper Indiana State Police District, has announced troopers will participate in an upcoming Operation Pullover Blitz.

    Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law-enforcement agencies around the state will focus their enforcement efforts from Friday through March 21 on impaired and dangerous drivers. Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols and aggressively enforce seat-belt and child-restraint violations during the 17-day blitz.

  • Filing period opens for mobile-home deductions

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger reminds owners of personal-property mobile homes that the filing period to file property-tax deductions and credits is in effect through March 31.

    Personal-property mobile home owners are defined as those mobile home owners who do not own the real estate on which their mobile homes are situated.

    Deductions filed by March 31 will be applied to personal property mobile home tax statements mailed this year.

  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class forming at Tell City UMC

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost. Payment arrangements can be made.

    The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 13 weeks beginning March 31 and continuing through June 22.

  • Guilty plea in Cioe case

    TELL CITY - One of two men arrested last year for the 1997 murder and rape of a Tell City woman has been cleared of those charges under a plea agreement in which he admits to hiding evidence implicating his cousin in the crime.  Thomas D. Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class C charge of assisting a criminal and pursuant to the plea agreement, was sentenced to six years in prison. Under the agreement, Lane is required to assist prosecutors with their case against his cousin, Thomas E.

  • Woodcrafters fire talk of town

    TELL CITY - Stubborn ribbons of smoke rose over heaps of bricks and twisted steel Friday, two days after the largest fire in recent Tell City history destroyed the vacant William Tell Woodcrafters plant on Seventh Street.  No one was injured in the blaze, which began shortly before 2 p.m.