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Today's News

  • Insuring a secure community
  • Theft investigations lead deputies to Leopold man

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A Perry County man is behind bars again, this time on charges of auto theft and possessing illegal drugs.

  • 10th Street Fair to return Sept. 16

    TELL CITY – The 10th Street Fall Festival will return to Tell City, Saturday, Sept. 16. Family fun, live music, food booths, shopping, photo booth, petting zoo, pumpkin painting and games for all ages will fill the afternoon.  This family friendly event will run from 3 to 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Evangelical United Church of Christ and its partner churches in Tell City. 

  • INDOT projects to impact commutes

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Indiana Department of Transportation is hard at work across the state, and its presence in Spencer County is becoming apparent as well. Work crews are currently repaving State Road 70 and signs have gone up advising an upcoming closure to SR 66 between Rockport and the intersection of the two roads west of Troy.

    The impacts will affect many Perry County drivers who travel the roads regularly.

  • City working out rate study differences

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – City officials met Tuesday, July 25, for an informational meeting with John Seever of Umbaugh and Associates on the matter of a cost-of-service study for the community’s sewer and water system.

  • Tell City man facing arson charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been charged with arson and attempted residential entry stemming from a July 26 barn fire police suspect was deliberately set.

    The Tell City Fire Department, along with Perry County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to a barn fire located just west of Tell City in a wooded area. Upon arrival, investigators learned that the barn did not have any electricity service. Due to the location and circumstances, the fire was suspicious in nature, the sheriff’s department said.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports

    Old-timers baseball game Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – The 43rd annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Frank Clemens Field in Walter Hagedorn Park.

    All Tri-state players, active or inactive, over age 40 are encouraged to participate and to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days if they still fit.

  • Good communication and democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do ... But we have to exercise it.

  • Beatles tribute “Hard Days Night” on stage Aug. 12

    LINCOLN CITY – Back for a return engagement at the Lincoln Amphitheatre, Hard Day’s Night first graced the Amphitheatre’s stage in October 2015 to much fanfare and a fantastic reception. They will perform on that same stage again Aug. 12, with the show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Since 1996, Hard Day’s Night has been entertaining Beatles fans across the country. Hailing from the rock ‘n roll city of Cleveland, Ohio, Hard Day’s Night is rated among the top national Beatles tribute groups performing today.

  • Tell City native pens twin-driven horror novel

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Lured by the combination of romance and terror, for hundreds of years, humans have been enamored by the idea of vampires. Perry Countian Allanah King hopes that interest won’t soon quell, having just penned a novel with the long beloved, yet feared creatures as its main characters.

    The story, titled “Two Bodies, One Soul,” centers not only around vampires, but also includes themes of political and familial strife.