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Today's News

  • Fire damages home in Troy

    A fire heavily damaged a Troy home Tuesday. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Holiday World’s expansion for 2012: Mammoth, the world’s longest water coaster

    SANTA CLAUS – The largest single-ride investment in Holiday World’s history was announced Wednesday: The World’s Longest Water Coaster will open in Splashin' Safari next May.

    “We added Wildebeest water coaster last year and it was a runaway hit,” said park President Dan Koch. “So we asked our designers for something even bigger. It’s so huge, we’re calling it Mammoth.”

  • Police end search for TC man after he turns up at hospital

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who disappeared last week was found Monday in an Evansville hospital.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick said Kurtis W. Head was located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Shadwick said he had checked multiple times with area hospitals starting Thursday but none of them reported having Head as a patient.

  • International Coin Collectors group in Tell City Aug. 9-13

    TELL CITY – Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association will visit the Holiday Inn Express in Tell City Aug. 9-13.

    Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The ICCA will purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries.

    This special event is free and open to the public.

  • Traffic stop leads to search warrant, guns, drugs and money

    ST. CROIX – An Indiana State Police traffic stop on Interstate 64 Monday night resulted in the jailing of two people and the seizure of firearms, cash and an alleged drug lab.

    Troopers conducted the traffic stop for an alleged unsafe lane movement shortly before 9 p.m. on a 1985 Dodge pickup truck traveling in the westbound lanes at the 85.5 mile marker.

  • Port Authority board hires new manager

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who has assumed local day-to-day leadership of the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad “was looking to come back to Indiana” and said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity when it presented itself. The port authority’s board of directors voted at their July 12 meeting to hire Kevin Teague as port and governmental-affairs manager.

  • Metal thieves target electric substation

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of copper wire from the Tell City Electric Department’s new substation located off Spring Road.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Smith said he was notified of the theft around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday as workers arrived to begin work. They found that someone had cut a lock to gain access to the road leading to the substation. Additional locks were cut at the substation fence and entry was made into the actual substation area.

  • Sport-dog owners say current rules should be enforced

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Randy Kratzer told Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday an animal-control ordinance enacted in 2005 “is a pretty good ordinance” and should be re-examined in place of another one proposed for adoption.

    “The dog clubs and public we talked to are (in favor of) most if it,” the president of the Indiana Coon Hunters Association and board member for the Perry County Coon Club said.

  • Schweizer Zeitung in today’s issue

    Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest is just about here. Events begin with Monday’s Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants, Tuesday’s Old-timer’s Baseball Game and Wednesday’s Kaffee Klatch at Evangelical United Church of Christ and band concert in City Hall Park.

    Wednesday evening is also family night with free rides in the park.

  • Schweizer Fest Curtain Rises Today

    Actresses portraying the many wives of the the King of Siam conclude a scene Monday night in the Tell City High School Auditorium. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)