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Today's News

  • TC man charged in break-ins

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man faces charges of theft and burglary for allegedly breaking into a home April 20. Police are also working to determine if he is responsible for other area thefts.

  • Works board OKs dispatchers

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety approved last month the hiring of one full-time and two part-time dispatchers.

    Joanna Gallantin, who had worked for the Indiana State Police in Jasper as a dispatcher, has accepted the full-time post

    She replaces Michelle Huffines, who accepted a job in Florida this spring. Megan Frizzell and Jaime Glenn were named part-time dispatchers.

  • Flagpole to be dedicated

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council will begin its 7 p.m. meeting today with the dedication of a new flagpole in City Hall Park. The public is invited to take part.

  • Guardrail along Indiana 545 may save Perry County lives

    A Spencer County woman whose car went into a lake north of New Boston April 21 might have lived had a guardrail been in place to stop her vehicle from entering the water.

  • Election Day expectations

    Tuesday will be one of those exciting days sure to bring extra work but guaranteed to be one I'll remember come retirement day.

     As everyone knows, tomorrow is Election Day and while many of us know who we will vote for, others have yet to decide. For those still pondering their decisions, we have ads in today's issue and profile information submitted by candidates on our Web site, www.perrycountynews.com.

    Past stories on candidates can also be viewed online.

  • Community offers warm welcome

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Patrick Rich.

    When considering relocating to Tell City for my job, we looked at as much information as we could find on the Internet about the area.

  • Good surveys make good neighbors

    Miles of county roads cross the Hoosier National Forest, many which access small, 120- to 600-acre, tracts of private land scattered amongst the national forest. People often call to find out where the national-forest boundaries are. They may be hunting and want to make sure they are not trespassing on private land. They may be interested in buying land adjacent to the national forest and want to know where the property ends. Or they may already own land adjacent to national forest and want to harvest timber and need to know where the property boundaries are.

  • School board hires firm to remodel media center

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting April 22 to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to perform $594,000 worth of renovation work at Tell City High School.

    The company was one of 11 that submitted bids to perform the work, according to George Link of the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm, also based in Evansville.

  • Primary Election

    Perry Countians will decide several contested local races Tuesday, including those for sheriff, treasurer, commissioner and county council.

  • Fleeing driver spins car on Sailor Road; city's police dog takes fight out of suspect

    PERRY COUNTY - A man wanted on felony drug warrants led police on a miles-long chase Monday afternoon, finally spinning his car on Sailor Road. Even with his car in a ditch, Donnie A. McLain, 40, of 1820 Franklin St., Tell City, tried to drive off, police said, repeatedly hitting the car's accelerator with his foot even as officers shattered the car's windows, Tasered him with an electric stun gun and, finally, called in a police dog.