Today's News

  • Greg Hendershot, Tell City's police chief, to retire

    TELL CITY – Throughout his nearly 29 years as a police officer, Greg Hendershot always looked forward to coming to work, as a patrolman, detective, assistant chief and for the past seven years as chief of police.

    “I climbed out of bed every day looking forward to my job. That’s probably why I stuck with it as long as I did,” Hendershot said Thursday.

    He is sticking with his job for another month.

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  • Local graduation rates mostly near state averages, but there is room to improve


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – With the state averages for graduation rates pushing 90 percent, local schools are largely on pace with those numbers, bettering averages in several categories. Those figures are encouraging but do hold room for improvement.

  • A new sheriff in town
  • Sunday activities in Rome to kick off 2015 fall tour

    ROME – The community of Rome will host activities the first weekend of the Hoosier Heritage Fall tour Sunday, Oct. 4. Fried chicken dinners with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert will served in the courthouse. Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

    An all-day concession stand will sell hamburgers, cheeseburgers, barbecue and soft drinks.

    There will be live music by the House Kat Trio with Rita, Ray and Teddy. They will take the stage at 11 a.m. Free wagon rides will be provided by Jim Krutz, weather permitting.

  • Police seize synthetic drug; four arrested




    TELL CITY – The seizure of more than 2 pounds of bath salts landed four people in hot water last week. Four people, two from Tell City and two from Spencer County, face charges of dealing or possessing a synthetic drug.

  • Marching Marksmen’s on-field production evolving


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fifth at a contest Saturday at Evansville North. The band was 10.25 points off the pace set by Mater Dei.

    After a very strong showing the previous week, Tell City faced what band director Natasha Edmondson considered very tough competition, as “most of the bands in our group are the same bands we will be up against at Regional contest.” 

  • Fall tour arrives in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – October arrives this week and with it, plans for this year’s Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. Activities are planned during October in several communities, including this weekend in Rome. Other events include Cannelton’s Oct. 10 Heritage Festival and the yearly car show in Bristow on Oct. 11.

    The popular Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale is set for Oct. 16-17 and the Shubael Little Pioneer Village will host a weekend open house Oct. 17-18.

    Rome Courthouse Days, Oct. 4

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  • Cannelton School Board addresses personnel changes


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board met Thursday evening in an executive session, and then convened a regular meeting. The board declined to comment on any details of the executive session, the agenda of which included performance evaluation of individual employees, information about prospective employees, strategy with respect to collective bargaining and strategies involved with pending litigation.