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Today's News

  • Working together, we can defeat breast cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, groups and organizations will raise funds to combat this disease, but the month is about more than just fundraising and pink ribbons. It’s about remembering those lost and honoring those who have fought and won the battle. And it’s about helping women understand the risks of this horrible and painful cancer.

  • Deputies close in on thefts of ATVs

    CANNELTON – As this issue of The News was being prepared Friday, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies were preparing to arrest people allegedly involved in a string of thefts of ATVs and other recreational vehicles from the area around Rocky Point.

    Details were not available Friday afternoon, but Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut said other deputies had worked through the night on the case.

  • Hometown Heroes

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith received one of several individual awards Wednesday as Oakwood Health Campus hosted its Hometown Heroes Program to honor the men and women who care for and help protect the community. Smith, who received the award from Rebecca Fenn, was recognized for his service as a police officer, rescue-squad member, part-time emergency-medical technician and deputy coroner.

  • Paramedic Provider of the Year award awarded to PCMH EMS

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s EMS Department has earned Indiana’s Paramedic Provider of the Year Award for 2010, awarded during the Indiana Emergency Response Conference Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis.

    They were recognized by their peers as the best of the best, who have put forth that extra effort to make sure all of Indiana’s Emergency Response personnel remain on the cutting edge in the industry. Local paramedics also earned the award in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

  • Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall tour Sunday

    ROME – The annual Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Fried-chicken dinner will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.

  • Teens arrested for Legion Field vandalism

    TELL CITY – Three juveniles were arrested last week on charges of burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing Legion Field in Tell City.

    Police received a call Sept. 19 that someone had broken into a storage building at the field, took paint and scrawled gang symbols and profanities on the sides and doors of buildings and on a golf cart used by the athletic department during games.

  • Physician’s Army daughter pens long-distance thank-you letter

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Care packages Dr. William Marcrum sends to troops stationed in some of the most dangerous places in the world have endeared him to soldiers he may never meet. But the Tell City physician’s good deeds came to the attention of readers of a national magazine, thanks to a letter from his daughter.

  • Schools enter second year of federal program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Lutgring provided information during a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Sept. 14 about plans for the second year of implementation of a Safe Schools-Healthy Students Program.

  • Police: No serial sex attacker in area

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – No series of sexual assaults have been reported in Perry County or Tell City, local authorities said last week in response to rumors that a rash of attacks had taken place but weren’t being discussed by police.

  • Effort to strip insurance from county officials dies

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Silence …
    Nine seconds of it, to be exact, ticked by after County Council President Pete Franzman called for a second to Councilman Ron Crawford’s motion to stop paying for part-time county officials’ insurance.

    The motion, Crawford’s second attempt to address what he said is a concern among county residents, died as a result of that silence. Under rules many deliberative bodies use, a motion must be seconded before it can be put to a vote.