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Today's News

  • Free adult-ed classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult-education class hosted by Ivy Tech Tell City. Classes offer opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to a students’ resume, prepare for post secondary training and increase wage earning potential.

    Classes will be held at Ivy Tech Tell City, Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 25 and ending April 18.

    This is a free opportunity but space is limited. Call (812) 937-2671 for more information or to register for class.

  • One person injured in Jan. 20 accident

    KITTERMAN CORNER – One person was injured in a collision Jan. 20 at the intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 145.

    State police said Karen A. Ubelhor, 62, of St. Meinrad, was traveling west on Indiana 62 and had stopped her white 2008 Cadillac CTS at the intersection.

    As she began to pull into the intersection, she failed to see a silver 2000 Chevrolet Impala driven south on Indiana 145 by Lesa A. Lasher, 57, of Bristow. Ubelhor’s Cadillac struck Lasher’s Chevrolet on the driver’s side.

  • Learning academy serves as ‘stepping stone’ for teachers

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – When the board of directors for the Perry County Learning Academy got to the fourth item on their Jan. 15 agenda, the resignation of Carrie Guillaume as program assistant, Executive Director Mike Bishop said her approximately18 months of service to the alternative school is about normal.

  • Mayor: Visitors center on track for completion

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing provided an update Jan. 22 on construction of a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    She’d been assured the project would be completed by its deadline at month’s end, she said during a meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety, adding, “we do have a couple of issues pending.”

  • Roberts a finalist in VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest

    TELL CITY – Will Roberts has earned the right to advance as a finalist in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest after presenting his essay, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Jan. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City.

    He argued that in addition to remaining relevant throughout the nation’s history, the Constitution provides a foundation that allowed America to become a superpower, facilitates a fair judicial system and guarantees individual rights.

  • 3-on-3 Power of Youth co-ed basketball tourney coming April 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tourney for the following age groups: junior-high grades 6-8; senior-high grades 9-12 and adults out of high school. The tourney is a fundraiser for the Power of Youth Grant Cycle, which will focus on youth and wellness. The tourney will be held April 6, beginning at 9 am at William Tell Elementary School. Registration is $25 per team with a maximum of four people on a team.

  • Company donates truck to parks department

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’ve been needing a truck since before I took the position,” the director of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department told the News Jan. 28.

  • Trash collection aids clean-city designation

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY– Tell City’s street commissioner said Jan. 22 his crews “ran the streets and picked up (trash) from curb to curb” and “picked up seven-and-a-half full pickup loads of trash, mainly fast-food containers.”

  • Bucshon talks jobs, federal spending

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – After a tour of Waupaca Foundry and Dixon’s Auction and Realty, 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon fielded questions Wednesday from Perry County officials and residents concerned about cuts to federal programs and the need for more income from public lands in the county.

  • Alleged drug lab dismantled

    Firefighters stood by while officers from Tell City, Perry County and the Indiana State Police removed items from a trailer on Bradford Drive Friday afternoon. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)