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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Our state’s $2.15 billion surplus – good and bad

    The fiscal year for our state ended June 30 and as it came to a close, state auditor Tim Berry reported a surplus of $2.15 billion in Indiana’s coffers; a hefty amount considering the current situation of the economy.

    Naturally, there are different ways to look at the news of the surplus. You can take it as our state government doing what most haven’t in the down economy – they lived within their means, tightened belts when needed and sacrificed a lot to keep the numbers in the black. Basically, our elected officials did their jobs.

  • Second arrest made in copper theft

    TELL CITY – A second person was arrested Thursday in a sheriff’s department investigation into copper thefts near Waupaca Foundry.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Smith, Randall Riley, 37, of Owensboro, Ky., faces a theft charge.

    David W. Crochet, 30, of Cloverport, Ky., was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly being caught red-handed removing copper wire.

    Thefts of copper have become more numerous in recent years as the price of the metal increased.

    Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh also took part in the investigation.

  • Welcome, wheelchair users

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  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • Stahly to walk in the footsteps of U.S. leaders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 250 outstanding middle-school students from across the United States, including one from Perry County, are taking part in a leadership conference this week in Washington, D.C.

    Titled Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future, the Junior National Young Leaders Conference introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills.

  • Haughee charged with sex-offender registry violation

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man already facing a charge of failing to register as a sex offender was arrested July 9 for the same alleged offense.

    Michael Haughee, 60, was jailed for allegedly failing to update his address, one of the requirements of being on the state’s sex-offender registry.

    Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said he received information that Haughee was not residing at the address at which he had registered.

    He was taken to the Perry County Jail, where he was being held Friday.

  • Sonic ribbon cutting set for noon Friday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Sonic of Tell City at noon Friday, July 20, to celebrate their grand re-opening. The drive-in restaurant is located at 603 Indiana 66.

    It is managed by Katrina Page and Austin Buck. The community is invited to stop by and meet the staff and welcome them to Tell City.

    The public is invited to the ribbon cutting. For more information, call Sonic at 548-4930 or the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main is returning Saturday night, promising to fill Tell City’s Main Street with vehicles, people and plenty of fun.

    For those who don’t know the story, Dragging Main was created last summer after local resident Joe Morton posted a Facebook entry about how nice it was to drag Main Street with friend. That led to a huge event in July that drew thousands of people into the city.

    A second event in the fall drew fewer people.

  • County included in USDA drought disaster declaration

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County is one of 36 Indiana counties declared natural-disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, making farmers eligible for emergency loans and other assistance due to losses caused by this summer’s intense drought.

    Julia A. Wickard, state executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency said Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties were included in Thursday’s designation.

  • Offenders describe progress in drug court

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor