Local News

  • Conservation Club euchre tourney Saturday

    LEOPOLD - The Leopold Conservation Club will host a euchre tourney Saturday at the clubhouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. Food and refreshments will be available. There will be no smoking during the tourneys.

  • Optimists to host chili dinner Jan. 16

    TELL CITY - Tell City Optimist Club members will host their annual chili dinner Jan. 16 at Tell City High School before that night's varsity basketball game.

    A bowl of chili, sandwich, drink and dessert can be purchased for $7. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

    This year's event is being named in memory of Nemo Ress, who was very active with past chili dinners.

  • D of I meeting set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY - The Daughters of Isabella will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall.

    Serving on the committee are Eileen Burnette, Hazel Burnette, Betty Cash, Mary L. Cassidy and Janna Chestnut.

  • Hearing on Waupaca monofill Jan. 12

    ROCKPORT — After calling off a planned Dec. 10 hearing to discuss a proposed industrial monofill in Huff Township, the Spencer County Plan Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Jan. 12.

    The meeting will take place in the Spencer County Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

    According to a petition filed by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca and landowners Paul and Pamela Metz, the 124-acre site would be used to dispose of solid residual materials generated as byproducts of the Perry County foundry’s operations.

  • Band boosters seek items for auction

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Grants worth millions en route to Tell City

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing is promising Tell Citians a 2010 filled with turning shovels, demolition and new construction. The community received millions of dollars this year in federal money for a variety of projects. Funds will help expand the city's wastewater-collection and treatment system, demolish abandoned and foreclosed houses and build new homes in some of the oldest areas of the community.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Voters kill TCHS improvement plan

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district went to the polls in November and defeated by a 23-point margin a proposal to perform up to $10 million worth of improvements at Tell City High School.


  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Cousins arrested in 1997 slaying

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived in April when a Perry County grand jury indicted two men on charges they killed the 21-year-old Tell City woman.  

    Thomas Eugene Lane, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville remain in jail on charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Escapes bring changes to Branchville

    PERRY COUNTY - The escapes this year of three men from the Branchville Correctional Facility brought major changes to the medium-security prison, including a new electrified stun fence and lighting.

    Jerry Sargent, 59, Christopher Marshall, 49, and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell escaped March 20 after striking a maintenance worker and cutting through two fences. The trio eluded a manhunt,  stole a vehicle near St. Croix and traveled to Kentucky, where they allegedly beat three brothers near Sanders, Ky.

  • Perry Central judged a Best Buy by state chamber

    LEOPOLD — Perry Central Junior-Senior High School is among a select group of high schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars. Those schools were recognized last week by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce with the release of the 11th edition of its Indiana's Best Buys report.