Today's News

  • Man attempts check fraud in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office would like to make the citizens of Perry County aware of check fraud occurring in the county.  

    The suspect is a black male with medium-color skin driving a late-80s model white Oldsmobile with a hubcap missing on the driver’s side and the driver-side tail light out.

  • Marksmen vie for $1,000 prize

    Tell City’s Marching Marksmen are in the running for a $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands. Supporters can help them win it by going to 14WFIE.com, clicking on “Sports,” then scroll down to click on “Touchdown Live 2010” and “Battle of the Bands. Sign in or register and vote once daily from each e-mail address you have until Nov. 5.

  • Tell City High School’s marching season ends

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – They didn’t qualify for state-level competition, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen significantly improved their score from the previous week and “were very happy about their performance” at a semistate competition Saturday.

    “They just had fun with it,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the state qualifying contest at Franklin Community High School. “They didn’t let nerves get the best of them.”

  • Dauby, Hauser vie for commissioner’s seat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Contenders for a District 2 county-commissioner seat talked at a candidates forum Oct. 13 about why they want to serve. Democrat incumbent Gary Dauby is being challenged by Republican Tom Hauser.

  • High-school principal to resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Principal Dale Stewart announced Tuesday morning he has decided to resign the position.

  • Fall Fest Royalty

    Mariah Rainbolt, pictured with her escort, Dylan Young, was crowned queen of the 65th annual Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Tuesday night.

  • Voters to decide if school will get more work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TROY TOWNSHIP – Residents of the Tell City-Troy Township school district got a chance Sunday to see work completed at Tell City Junior-Senior High School in recent years. They will vote Nov. 2 on whether up to $6 million worth of further work will be done.

  • Candidates share motivations for running

    Jim Adkins

    The Tell City man believes there can be too much emphasis on buildings instead of students. Board members need to remember where public money originates, he said. “Every dollar the government spends came from someone,” he said. “I’m not against progress, but waste.”

    He said the cost of educating children has increased and the county has lost students in recent years but hasn't trimmed the number of employees.

  • School-board candidates share reasons for running

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Twelve of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board took to the stage in the high school auditorium Oct. 24 to answer questions and address the public.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, was moderated by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling.

  • Prosecutor, county sued over defendant ‘donations’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County woman is challenging in Perry Circuit Court the legality of fees paid by defendants pleading guilty in some criminal cases.

    The suit names as defendants County Prosecutor Robert Collins and Perry County, as well as the Perry County Law Enforcement Fund and the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

    Laura Truelove filed the case through her attorney, Bart Betteau of New Albany.