Today's News

  • USA College of Medicine welcomes Fortwendel as assistant professor

    MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

    Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
    Prior to his appointment at USA, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Twilight Towers

    Twilight Towers in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 to celebrate the completion of a dining-room addition. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, front row, from left, are Bart Peter; Donna Herrmann; Tell City Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbi Polster; Walter Graves, chairman of the housing authority board; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Jon Coyle. Back row: Rick Hess; Chris Coyle; Jerry Weatherholt; Kim Huck (hidden); Cathy Robbins and Angie Braunecker. An open house followed the ribbon-cutting with dancing that evening. The band Crosswind provided the music.

  • Birth announcements, Dec. 15

    Caden Charles Stafford
    Anthony and Beth Stafford of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Caden Charles Stafford, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Stafford is the former Beth Coyle. Caden has three older siblings, Jordyn Stafford, 21⁄2, Laci Thomas, 22, and Hannah Stafford, 11.

  • COLUMN: Memories of Perry County chestnut trees remain

    By LARRY MURDOCK, Guest Columnist

    The hilly woodlands of Perry County, Indiana, were once rich in American chestnuts. Tall trees they were, renowned for their rot-resistant wood, tannin-rich bark and sweet nuts people delighted in roasting at their winter fires.

  • Correction

    A reader called to inform the News that numbers in a story headlined, “Young Perry County men outnumber women,” in Monday’s edition didn’t seem to add up. He was right, they didn’t seem to, because a chart with the story showed females outnumbering males.

    The 2010 census figures do show that there are more men than women county-wide, but women are more numerous than men in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA entrepreneurship project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.  

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Two wanted on warrants arrested Wednesday with alleged drug lab

    TELL CITY – Details were sketchy as of press time Wednesday but two people allegedly removed from a stolen truck were in custody on outstanding warrants.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh stopped a truck near the Tell City Ranger Station that had been stolen in Cannelton.

    John E. Applegate, the driver of the truck, and a passenger, Daniel L. Cash, were arrested. A state lab team was called to the scene to remove what police said were drug-lab materials.

    Watch for a full story in Monday’s edition.

  • Cannelton swearing-in set Jan. 1

    CANNELTON – Newly elected city officials will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Nightlife Karaoke Cafe, 124 S. Sixth St., (formerly the Sarsaparilla Saloon) according to Cannelton Mayor-elect Mary Freeman Snyder. The ceremony will be open to the public and a social hour will follow, she said.

  • Hagedorn certified as economic developer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has announced that Carol Hagedorn, a project manager for the organization, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

  • Sexual predator jailed for failing to list address

    TELL CITY – A registered sexual predator was arrested earlier this month for allegedly failing to register a new address, a violation of the state’s rules for sex offenders.

    According to Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Dane Hickman registered an address in the 1000 block of Fifth St. in Tell City but was actually living on 10th Street.