Today's News

  • Former director of charity agency charged

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Community Foundation Director Sally Houzanme, charged this summer with a misdemeanor count of computer trespass, faces a hearing Wednesday in Perry Circuit Court.

    A pretrial conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. The News reported in March that Houzanme had been fired from her job.

  • Saalman descendants gathering Saturday in Branchville

    BRANCHVILLE – Descendants of Christian Saalman, a German emigrant who settled in Perry County and later fought and died in the Civil War, will dedicate a marker to his memory Saturday.

    A pitch-in meal will be served at 11 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club, with dedication of the marker in Branchville Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

  • St. Augustine Church gearing up for 175-year celebration

    LEOPOLD – Plans are taking shape for the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Augustine Catholic Church Sept. 15-16. A weekend of activities will mark the church’s milestone as well as the 50th anniversary of the Central Perry Fire Department.

    A special Mass will be celebrated Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. with a meal following in the parish hall and shelter. Organizers are asking for a donation of $8 per person.

  • Officials adopt jail-bonds resolutions

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission adopted two resolutions at an Aug. 15 meeting that would allow a sale of bonds to proceed toward financing the construction of a new county jail.

    Their action followed a public hearing at which no one offered comments.

  • Cannelton adds students from other districts

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s unofficial student count stood at 212.5 as of a regular board meeting Aug. 16, Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported. The total number of bodies occupying seats was 238, but each of the 19 kindergartners counts as only half a student for reporting purposes and the 16 preschoolers aren’t included at all.

    The official count for last year was 217.5, “so we’re getting close to getting back to what it was,” he said.

  • Hit-and-run crash kills Boonville man

    KITTERMAN CORNER – A hit-and-run crash on Interstate 64 Wednesday evening killed a Boonville man. According to state police, the Tell City Dispatch Center received a call at 7:51 p.m. reporting a crash at the 73.5-mile marker.

  • Accent announces raffle winner

    Accent Marketing in Tell City congratulates the winner of the drawing for the boys’ bicycle held at the company’s booth during Schweizer Fest.

    In photo above is people services recruiter Crystal Strobel, left, with winner Kassandra Bennett. Accent thanks everyone who stopped by and showed interest in working with the company.

  • Brian and Juanita Cooper

    Brian and Juanita Cooper celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 19, 2012.

    They were married Aug. 19, 1952, in Keywest, Fla.
    The couple also celebrated the 71st birthday of Mrs. Cooper’s sister, Alice Fowler.

  • Cafeteria staffers are big stars at William Tell


    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School’s cafeteria staff will proudly don orange shirts proclaiming them members of Welborn Baptist Foundation’s Healthy Cafeteria Club. Presented Thursday by Rhonda Meade, program director for the foundation’s Healthy Schools Initiative, the shirts and traveling plaque recognize schools and cafeteria staffs dedicated to to providing healthy nutritious lunches.

    William Tell was chosen from more than 20 other schools.

  • Kleaving handed 30-year prison sentence

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – Jane Kleaving was sentenced to 30 years in the Indiana Department of Correction Wednesday for her involvement in a plot to hire a hit man. She was convicted last month on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Under state law, she could have served up to 50 for years for the crime.

    Kleaving will be credited for nearly nine months served in the Spencer County jail and may also have time reduced from her sentence for good conduct.