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Today's News

  • Escapes bring added razor wire, rule changes at prison

    Movement of offenders restricted since escape

    BRANCHVILLE - New strands of razor wire, additional lighting and beefed-up restrictions on the movements of offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County are among changes put into place since two men escaped last month, the medium-security facility's superintendent said last week.

  • Township assessors receive guidance

    Laws appear to conflict on how long to pay them

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's township assessors might continue to receive salaries for the remainder of the year, even though their duties will be transferred to the county assessor's office July 1, according to an opinion issued by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter.

  • Son charged in plan to kill attorney

    Patrick Hagedorn accused of crashing truck into father's home; shotgun seized

    TELL CITY - A 27-year-old man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing a pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night and brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

    Patrick C. Hagedorn, 27, of 123 14th St., Tell City, is charged with trying to kill his father, Tell City attorney Michael Hagedorn.

  • UPDATE - Meth cleanup in Cannelton stretches into night

    CANNELTON - State and local police worked Monday to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Son charged with trying to kill attorney father

    TELL CITY - A man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing his pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night, trying to kick down a door leading into the house and then brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

  • Looking back and learning

    Perry County's fourth-graders received quite an education Wednesday while taking part in the annual Old-Fashioned Day at the county fairgrounds.

    Several groups, including Purdue University's extension services in the county and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area help organize volunteers for a day of hands-on learning on what life in the past was like.

  • Animal-welfare efforts commendable, unfinished

    Perry County's response to animal-abandonment, -neglect and -cruelty problems, woefully inadequate not too long ago, has been developed over recent years into what can be described as a solid foundation. We have a state-of-the-art shelter, an animal-control-officer position and regulations he or she can cite in doing the job.

  • Rain forces postponements

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Wednesday through Friday were postponed because of rain.

    Tell City's boys golf match at Boonville Wednesday was rained out and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Tell City's girls tennis match at Tecumseh was rained out Thursday and Friday, the second and third times it has been postponed.

    It has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.

    Tell City's PAC baseball game at Southridge Thursday and at home against Heritage Hills Friday were also postponed.

  • Softball sectional pairings made

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Perry Central's girls softball teams drew Class 2A sectional opponents they have not faced this year while Cannelton drew the Class A sectional favorite.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday morning.

    This area's Class 2A sectional will be played at Forest Park's new field at Cedar Crest School, on Indiana 162 at the Bretzville junction.

    That six-team sectional begins Monday, May 19, with South Spencer facing Forest Park at 5:30 p.m., Perry County time.

  • Henning to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Tell City senior Tyler Henning has signed a national letter of intent to play football for Hanover College.

    As an NCAA Division III school, Hanover cannot offer athletic scholarships. But Henning will receive other grants and academic scholarships, including the Donner Scholarship (named after Hanover's first president).

    He was recruited as a quarterback and punter.

    The Panthers lost their starting quarterback from this year and have only two other quarterbacks on their roster for next fall, a sophomore and a senior who did not play in any games this year.