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Today's News

  • Acchiardo sworn in as prosecutor, announces staff

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Elected in November, S. Rod Acchiardo was sworn in Thursday as Perry County’s prosecuting attorney. He also announced his office’s staff.

    Tell City attorney Mark Ramsey will become chief deputy prosecutor. James Tyler, who served as deputy prosecutor under former Prosecutor Robert Collins, will remain in his position. MacKenzie Payne, who also worked for Collins, will serve as a deputy prosecutor.

    Acchiardo said he will be even-handed in prosecuting cases.

  • Wilson appointed new DNR law enforcement director

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Scotty Wilson as the new director of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement to replace Col. Mike Crider, who is retiring.

    Wilson was assigned to Perry County for several years.

  • County officials open positions to public

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members opted in their first meeting of the year to extend the service of two county redevelopment-commission members through this month so they can vote on whether to fund a new jail.

    In a presentation to the council earlier in the meeting, Paul Downing of the Indianapolis architectural firm DLZ Corp., said he’d been working with a committee examining the possible construction of a new county jail.

  • Making it official

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise congratulates Chet Mathena after he and three other members of the Perry County Council were sworn in to four-year terms Monday morning at the courthouse.

  • Hopeful of sale, city will dismiss Dat’s Kajun suit

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With hopes that a sale of the historic building to Historic Landmarks Foundation will take place within a week, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to dismiss a suit against the owners of the former Dat’s Kajun. The Italianate building at Main and Pestalozzi streets that housed the restaurant was the original Tell City National Bank and was for many years the Glow Room Tavern.

  • New work at Tell City High School outlined

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Further work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School was described at a 1028 hearing conducted there Dec. 27.

    The News did not attend the meeting, but Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Monday the work will include improvements to the building’s kitchen, cafeteria and lockers between the auxiliary gym and pool, finishing of hallways not renovated in other recent projects and upgrades to the auditorium, band area and classrooms in the portion of the building added in 1979-80.

  • Bulldogs fall to Lanesville

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Lanesville used strong defense to defeat Cannelton 87-21 Wednesday night to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney.

  • Commodores nip Tell City in double overtime

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit 14 of 16 free throws in the second overtime to beat Tell City 68-66 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

  • Column: High hopes for the new year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Though these words take shape on the Thursday before New Year’s, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2011 nears.

    I’m reminded of how many things I’ve yet to do before the new year chimes in. I have a to-do list not quite as long as the one Santa tended to, but daunting nonetheless. I want to clear my desk of paper, put files strewn about for weeks in their proper places and dust shelves. I want to enter the new year at least halfway organized.

  • Editorial: Outgoing public servants deserve our thanks

    As we turn the final page on one year and begin another, it’s natural to look forward to the months ahead, as well as recall the events of the past year.

    We would like to mark the new year by extending our thanks to the men and women who left public office last week. Without a doubt they served us well.