Today's News

  • Our View: Let’s get safer routes so more can ride bicycles to work

    This Thursday, May 14, is National Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day. We know several people who work in Tell City who occasionally ride their bikes to work, including three who work at the Perry County News – with one of them living more than six miles from the office.

    The advantages of riding a bicycle to work instead of driving include getting more exercise, saving money on gasoline, reducing wear and tear on cars – for which short trips are hardest, and reducing pollution.

  • Two charged in motorcycle theft

    FULDA – Two men were arrested Wednesday night after an investigation into the alleged theft and sale of a motorcycle. On Monday, May 4, Trooper Jeremy Galloway began an investigation into the possible theft of a 1998 BMW motorcycle from Rosetta Allbright.

    Allbright asked a friend to retrieve the motorcycle from the home of her ex-boyfriend, David A. Gabberd, 48, of Fulda. Gabberd informed the friend that the motorcycle and title were both gone, but did not know where they had gone.

  • Driver arrested after traffic stop

    CANNELTON – Early in the morning of May 2, Cannelton  Patrolman Ryan Smith conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Fourth and Mason streets for traveling the wrong way on a one way on Dodge Street. Upon checking, the driver of the car, Charles F. Parrott, 39, of Hawesville, Ky., was found to be driving on a suspended license. The license plate on the vehicle also did not belong to that vehicle. Smith obtained permission to search the vehicle from the driver and found a glass device typically used to smoke illegal narcotics.

  • Court and Police Records; May 11



    • Joel L. Boyd, 25, of 702 S.E. Second St., Evansville, May 4, on a body attachment.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $1,000.

    • Crystal Huff, 39, of 338 13th St., Tell City, May 4, on two warrants for probation violation.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $3,005.

    • Lucas R. Whistle, 37, of 1220 John Pate Road, Lewisport, Ky., May 5, on warrants for stalking and invasion of privacy.

  • Fischer’s promoting mowing safety, correct usage with Friday open house

    TELL CITY – Fischer’s Furniture, along with Scag commercial mowers and ECHO Power Equipment, will offer a safety and maintenance presentation as part of an  annual open house event at Fischer’s Furniture and Appliance at 910 Main St. in Tell City Friday, May 15.

    Fischer’s and Scag commercial mowers extend an invitation to commercial or municipal mowing crews in the area to attend.

    Operators of mowing equipment and other lawn and garden equipment pursue honorable and rewarding professions, but it can pose serious safety concerns.

  • Commissioners honor correctional workers

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  • Library can keep kids’ reading skills honed this summer


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    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will unmask its summer “heroes” reading program in just a few weeks.

  • RV parking ordinance expected in June




    TELL CITY – More than a year of debate about parking regulations could be near an end in Tell City with the common council acting as early as June 1 on an ordinance that would restrict the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on city streets.

    The council took up the issue again at its May 4 meeting and agreed to have city attorney Jim Tyler draft a proposed ordinance. That document will likely include suggestions made by two city council members last week during nearly an hour of discussion.

  • Tell City 3rd in invitational

    MOUNT VERNON—Elliott Brown won two close races to lead Tell City to third place in an eight-team boys track invitational Friday.
    Castle won with 146 points. Tell City scored 70.
    Brown won the 100-meter dash in 11.23 seconds, finishing eight-hundredths of a second ahead of Evansville Memorial’s Michael Trice.
    The 200 was even closer as Brown won it in 22.79, just two-hundredths of a second ahead of Isiah Stokes of South Spencer.