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Today's News

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School students honored for achievements

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual honors program last month. There were 169 students recognized at the program, which was held in the school auditorium.

    Students who scored a Pass+ on state testing in mathematics and/or language arts and who maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the first semester of the current school year received Presidential Awards for Educational Excellence.

    Students received a certificate, pin and letter from President Obama.

  • Firefighters fight dryer blaze

    TELL CITY – A fire Thursday evening filled a 12th Street home with smoke but was extinguished quickly by the Tell City Fire Department.

    A resident at 927 12th St., called 911 at 5:56 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene about half an hour. 

    Fire Chief Greg Linne said the fire was contained to the appliance.

  • Derby fireworks July 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July fireworks shows have been scheduled in Derby and Magnet.

    Fireworks in Derby will begin just after dusk Saturday, July 5, at Mulzer Park. In Magnet, fireworks are planned for dusk Friday, July 4.

  • News in Brief

    Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk-to-a-lawyer telephone clinic will take place Thursday, July 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    Volunteer attorneys will be available to take  calls and answer general legal questions regarding Indiana law.

    To access talk to a lawyer, call (888) 594-3449.

  • Photos sought of Perry County veterans killed in Vietnam

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution are serving as a commemorative partner for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    One of the projects the group is working on is helping to find pictures of the soldiers whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    A “Wall of Faces” has been set up by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund. Presently 882 veterans from the state of Indiana have pictures for the “Wall of Faces” but 648 veterans do not.

  • Scam artists still trying to cheat, steal

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Just when he thinks he’s seen every possible type of scam attempt, Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone says something new crops up.  

    “It’s a constant effort, whether by phone or mail or text message, to get someone else’s money,” he said.

  • Court dismisses school-board members from civil suit against Chapman

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – An order filed June 3 in Perry Circuit Court made it official: the individual members of the Cannelton School Board have been dismissed from a civil lawsuit related to misuse of funds by former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    Current Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. announced the dismissal at a regular school-board meeting June 19.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars coming this way

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The television show, “American Pickers” is coming to town and producers want to talk to people with large collections who might want to receive a visit from the show’s bargain-hunting stars.

    Thomas Giglio contacted the News Thursday and said producers will film an upcoming episode in the area and hope to get the word out in hopes of making contact with collectors.

  • County issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    By DONALD STEEN and VINCE LUECKE
    The Perry County News

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has joined a growing number of states attaining marriage equality following a decision Wednesday by Federal District Judge Richard Young. He ruled that defining a marriage as between one man and one woman violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

    The ruling involved lawsuits from several couples who joined the state in requesting a summary judgment on the case.

  • Henning had success in several sports fields

    Rob Henning, who died Saturday at age 52 after battling cancer for more than a year, had a long history of success in various sports fields.
    The first high school sports event I covered after being hired as sports editor of the News June 1, 1978, was the Tell City baseball sectional.
    Henning, a slick fielding first baseman for Tell City, helped the Marksmen win the title.
    He drove in two runs with a single to right field in the Marksmen’s 13-0 championship victory over Crawford County.