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  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.

  • Local leaders evaluating and recording flood damages to seek federal aid

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As flood waters continued to recede Friday, leaders from Perry County’s numerous affected communities were on hand at a meeting Friday spearheaded by State Rep. Steve Bartels and State Sen. Erin Houchin to discuss what aid may be available through federal funding. Perry County has already been declared a disaster emergency area earlier in the week by the governor.

  • Water search dispatched for local resident

    ROME – A search has been dispatched for a Perry County man who rescuers fear fell into the river from his kayak on Thursday.

    Sheriff Alan Malone said Scott Whitehead of rural Rome, told friends he planned to kayak in backwater in the area. His kayak was found in backwater Thursday afternoon. But Whitehead has not been seen. Indiana conservation officers are assisting with the search, which lasted several hours Thursday and is  resumed Friday.

    Whitehead is a cattleman and farmer who lives in the area.

  • Neighbor terrorizes family on Lily Road

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor
     

    PERRY COUNTY – A rural Perry County family endured what would have passed for a scene in a horror movie Feb. 24 after a neighbor allegedly barged into their home, began throwing furniture and attacked four people inside before police officers racing to the scene finally arrived and arrested him.

    Police have charged Matthew S. Fortwendel, 44, with a host of charges, including burglary, criminal confinement, intimidation and strangulation.

  • Hauser joins TC police force

    TELL CITY – Andrew Hauser has joined the Tell City Police Department as a patrolman. His appointment was approved by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Feb. 19. Like other new hires, Hauser’s appointment to the department is contingent on him passing a physical exam for the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund.

  • Tables set through Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY - The shelves of the Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry have goods on display similar to how one would see at a small grocer. Widow’s Barrel is an income based food ministry helping to provide food to low-income families in Perry County. 

  • Perry County included in disaster declaration
  • Honor Flight of Southern Indiana seeks veterans

    EVANSVILLE – Honor Flight of Southern Indiana needs help in several different areas. These include assistance finding veterans, monetary funding and volunteers to support all of our events. HFSI strives to continue to find our veterans in Southern Indiana and honor them by taking them to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial.

  • Slide at McDonald’s
  • Backflowing sewers drive up residents’ angst

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

               

    CANNELTON –  Several days after, the cause behind a flooded home in the 500 Block of Knight Street in Cannelton has the owners asking a lot of questions, namely from the city’s leaders.