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Today's News

  • Library merger committee pushes ahead

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City – Perry County Public Library board members heard from Library Director Larry Oathout about the progress of the merger committees during a regular meeting Jan. 5.

    The main topic of discussion of the last merger meeting was the Cannelton Library’s technology and whether the library would need any upgrades.

    Debbie Seibert, who is in charge of the technology at the Tell City library, attended the meeting to assess the computer and circulation systems Cannelton already has.

  • 18-year-old accused of molesting girl - Corrected

    TELL CITY – An 18-year-old faces a Class C felony charge of child molesting after allegedly fondling a girl under the age of 16.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, Kyle R. Reed, of rural Tell City, allegedly touched the girl Jan. 16. A family member reported the alleged incident to police that evening.

    Reed was questioned the following day, arrested and lodged in the Perry County Jail. He was later freed after posting a $4,005 bail.

  • Box Seats

    Haley Quinn and Janna Neyenhaus watch last week’s matchup between the Perry Central Commodores and Tell City Marksmen.

  • Board OKs school work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees adopted a resolution “of intent to reimburse expenditures” at their regular meeting Jan. 11 in support of further renovations at the high school.

    Before voting, new member Sherri Flynn asked corporation attorney John Werner to rephrase the purpose of the resolution.

  • Man charged with murder in child’s death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of Gavin Sacks.

    The 23-month-old child was found Friday inside his mother’s home at 632 16th St. Police said Arnold was an ex-boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin for the day.

  • Spencer County woman faces charge after police standoff on Old Lamar Highway

    EVANSTON – Police have yet to release details, but a Spencer County woman who kept authorities at bay in her home for several hours late Sunday was under observation in an Evansville hospital.

    Karen Schulthise was expected to be charged with intimidation upon her release from the hospital, the Journal-Democratlearned. Arrest and search warrants were filed late Sunday.

  • Snow forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—A snowstorm forced postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday and several Saturday.
    Perry Central’s boys basketball game at Orleans, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1.
    Cannelton’s girls basketball game at Rock Creek was also postponed Friday and has not been rescheduled yet.
    Tell City’s home girls basketball game with South Spencer, postponed Thursday, also had not been rescheduled at press time. It will be made up, though, as it is a PAC game.

  • Evrard, Page, Ress make Hall of Fame

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Michelle Evrard, Mike Page and Marion Ress have been elected to the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • COLUMN: Congress still needs input

    TODD YOUNG, U.S. House of Representatives

    When times are tough, Americans come together. In the wake of the tragic shootings in Arizona, Hoosiers across southern Indiana have extended our sympathies and prayers to the victims and their families. It is during times like these that our diverse country characteristically unites as “one nation, under God.”

  • COLUMN: Another look in the mailbag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or from newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we’re faring better than many dailies.