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Today's News

  • County man hurt in ATV crash

    DERBY – A Perry County man was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating struck a tree on Gerald Road.
    Kenneth W. Kellems, 30, was flown from the scene and suffered a severe head injury, said Deputy Sheriff Junior Fuchs, who is handling the investigation.
    He said Kellems apparently lost control of the ATV while rounding a curve. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Other details were not available as of press time.
     

  • Governor reinstates pay increases

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mitch Daniels sent a letter to state employees today to advise them that following a two-year pay freeze most will be eligible for a modest pay increase in 2011.

  • Hospital board OKs improvements to Troy clinic

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees ap-proved upcoming improvements to the hospital’s clinic in Troy, radiology equipment and an information systems upgrade. Also approved was the hospital’s 2011 operating budget.
    The hospital will spend about $22,000 to enlarge the waiting area of the clinic by enclosing the existing front porch. This will increase the size of the waiting room by approximately 200 square feet.

  • Fight in Troy might be gang related

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TROY – A Perry County teen was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after apparently being beaten with a bat in a brawl at Troy’s boat ramp
    According to police, Steven C. Gardner, 19, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to an Evansville hospital with head and arm injuries.

  • County’s jobless rate edges higher

    PERRY COUNTY – The local unemployment rate inched up only slightly in November, rising two-tenths of a point to 8.4 percent, but remained well below the state average.
    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released jobs data last week and said 809 men and women among the county’s 9,598-person work force were looking for jobs during the month.
    Perry County ranked 69th among Indiana’s 92 counties.

  • Tell City streetlight replacement nears midpoint

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department is nearly at the halfway point of a streetlight replacement project made possible by the community’s power supplier.

  • Tractor rollover proves fatal for county man

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    ST. MARKS – A local man died of injuries he sustained Christmas Eve when a farm tractor he was operating near Atlanta Road overturned, pinning him underneath it.

    Mark Alan Wilgus, 51, died Friday at University of Louis-ville Hospital.
    Dispatchers at the Tell City Police Department received a call shortly after 3 p.m. from a woman who told them Wilgus was pinned underneath the tractor.

  • Alvey named to dean’s list

    TERRE HAUTE – Lucas Alvey of Tell City has been named to the dean’s list for the fall quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
    In order to be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.3 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, according to Pete Gustafson, vice president for student affairs.
    Alvey is studying biomedical engineering. He is the son of Byron and Lucy Alvey.

  • Arnold second on Tell City's all-time scoring list

    Basketball records for local high schools from more than 45 years ago are often hard to verify.

  • Wolfpack mauls Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 27.3 percent from the field and 47.1 percent at the free-throw line in a 72-42 loss to Crawford County in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.