Today's News

  • Charges filed in theft of copper from electric utility

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Local police said the high value of copper proved appealing to several Tell City men who face charges of stealing wire from the Tell City Electric Department and then attempting to resell the metal to a local business.

    Police launched an investigation early on the morning of Jan. 30 after dispatchers received a report of someone taking wiring from the electric utility’s storage area on Fifth Street.

  • Birth announcements, Feb. 10

    Annalee Grace Sosh
    Nathan and Emilee Sosh of Princeton announce the birth of their daughter, Annalee Grace Sosh, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 221⁄2 inches.
    Mrs. Sosh is the former Emilee Hale. Annalee has one sibling, Taylor Ann Sosh, 2.
    Grandparents are Kenny and Joann Sosh and Darrell and Merry Hale, all of Tell City.

  • State of the City Address

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Recapping a year that saw Tell City leverage millions of dollars in grant funding to meet needs as varied as fixing sewers to building new homes, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presented her State of the City Address Monday. Speaking to members of the city council, department heads and a smattering of citizens, she recapped the past year and offered her goals for 2011.

  • TC board hires new chief of schools

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 1965 graduate of Tell City High School was named superintendent for the school corporation in a school-board meeting Tuesday, but the method of his hiring drew harsh criticism from new member Sherri Flynn.

  • County needs Ramsbottom replacement

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – HELP WANTED: Republican needed to replace Bob Ramsbottom on Perry County Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals Board.

    Ramsbottom’s term expires Dec. 31, 2012, but he has moved from the county, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a county-commissioners meeting Monday, so someone is needed to complete the term. Anyone who’d like to apply should send her a letter of interest by March 1.

  • Schlichter under investigation in Super Bowl ticket scam

    TELL CITY – Art Schlichter, the former pro quarterback who helped coach Tell City High School’s football team in 2009, is under investigation for an alleged role in a Super Bowl ticket scam, media outlets reported Sunday.

    Schlichter is said to be under federal investigation for allegedly taking money from people who either believed they were buying tickets to Sunday’s game in Texas or who thought they were investing in tickets that were to be marketed and resold for a profit.

  • COLUMN: Teachers’s role is helping each student reach their potential

    By WENDY ALVEY, Guest Columnist

    I’ve never written a letter to the editor, but I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the discussion at hand regarding matching teacher pay to student test scores.

    If the teacher is doing his or her job, then it should follow that the student should learn. My husband is a teacher and he arrives, along with several other teachers, at school no later than 6:45 a.m. each school day. He is available from that time until the start of the school day at 8 a.m. to tutor and provide remediation to any student in need.

  • Community News, Feb. 7

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Parks and Rec meeting Wednesday
    CANNELTON – The board of directors for the Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.
    The meeting will be held in the courthouse annex.

  • COLUMN: Longing for spring’s arrival

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’ve not always been a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had enough of snow and cold for one season and I know I’m not alone in wishing for spring’s speedy arrival.

  • EDITORIAL: Deputies retirement plan change makes sense

    The Perry County Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss changes to the retirement fund currently offered to deputies employed by the county sheriff’s department. As The News has reported, Sheriff Lee Chestnut wants the county to fund a transition from the current program under the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund to another geared toward police officers and firefighters.