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Today's News

  • Sales of baby chicks brisk at area farm stores

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The chirps of newly hatched chicks fill the air of Orscheln Farm and Home and Tractor Supply Co., two Tell City stores that sell young chicks, ducklings and, occasionally, goslings, each spring. Yes, it’s spring and that means a fresh chance to start a backyard flock of laying hens.

    More and more homeowners with a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs with their bacon are saying yes to a few hens and a rooster or two. The bedrock of the family farm is becoming more common in small cities and towns.

  • Council backs new animal welfare committee

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Over the years, resident Kim Strobel has taken in an estimated 103 abandoned, abused or otherwise unwanted house pets. And while she is committed to helping on that front, “sadly, I don’t feel that should be my responsibility,” she said.

  • Police: Coalter threatened woman over death

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – A probable cause affidavit filed last week in the murder case against Randal Coalter sheds light on the events that may have led to the shooting death of a St. Croix man found in his home March 4.

    Coalter, 45, was arrested Wednesday in the death of 62-year-old David Weedman and is being held without bond in the Perry County Detention Center.

    Weedman was found dead on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road near St. Croix.

  • Carlisle Road closing today for bridge repair

    SIBERIA – A bridge replacement being conducted by the Perry County Highway Department will require a temporary closure of a portion of County Road 201A, Carlisle Road, in Clark Township. The closure is expected to begin Monday March 27, and last around three weeks. Motorists in that area north of Interstate 64, are advised to find an alternate route for the duration of the construction.

  • Drug charges dropped against Hawesville woman

    TELL CITY – Charges have been dropped against a Hawesville, Ky., woman arrested last week on drug charges.

    Taneesa E. McKinney was initially charged with conspiracy to deal in a narcotic drug and visiting a common nuisance.  She was held on a $4,305 bond but was released from the Perry County Detention Center.

    Tell City police officers confirmed that McKinney was released. They said the case remains under review by the county prosecutor’s office.

  • Murder charge filed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – A Tell City man is lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on a murder charge after his arrest Tuesday by state police in the death of a St. Croix man.

    According to ISP public information officer Phillip Hensley, state police closed a three-week long death investigation Monday evening and obtained a warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Randal L. Coalter. He gave the jail an Owensboro, Ky., address but state police said the man had been living in Tell City.

  • Police: 3 jailed in heroin bust

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Three people, including a Cannelton man, were arrested Monday on multiple drug charges. Among the illegal drugs allegedly present, police said, were several grams of heroin and methamphetamine.

  • Cannelton City Schools safety audit planned

    By JACOB BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s schools will soon experience some renovations, based on a safety audit.

    Cannelton City Schools received a safety audit commissioned by its insurance provider, Shepherd Insurance, headquartered in Carmel, in which were found several problem areas.

    Employers Mutual Casualty Co. conducted the survey.

    Dr. Alva Sibbitt said the school intends to fully comply with the company’s recommendations.

  • Hitman on contract: A drummer’s pursuit to create

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    Drew Beasley, a classically trained percussionist from a young age, has remained musically productive in his emerged career, both professionally and creatively.

    A South Spencer High School graduate and former drum coach in Tell City, Beasley has kept busy with many musical endeavors since graduating high school, including the Owensboro-based indie rock band he currently plays drums in, Rare Dog Days.

  • Miller-James

    Cliff and Jane Miller of Tell City announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Miller, to Kyle James, the son of Larry and Marlene James of Leopold.