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Today's News

  • Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall tour Sunday

    ROME – The annual Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Fried-chicken dinner will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.

  • Teens arrested for Legion Field vandalism

    TELL CITY – Three juveniles were arrested last week on charges of burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing Legion Field in Tell City.

    Police received a call Sept. 19 that someone had broken into a storage building at the field, took paint and scrawled gang symbols and profanities on the sides and doors of buildings and on a golf cart used by the athletic department during games.

  • Physician’s Army daughter pens long-distance thank-you letter

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Care packages Dr. William Marcrum sends to troops stationed in some of the most dangerous places in the world have endeared him to soldiers he may never meet. But the Tell City physician’s good deeds came to the attention of readers of a national magazine, thanks to a letter from his daughter.

  • Schools enter second year of federal program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Lutgring provided information during a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Sept. 14 about plans for the second year of implementation of a Safe Schools-Healthy Students Program.

  • Police: No serial sex attacker in area

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – No series of sexual assaults have been reported in Perry County or Tell City, local authorities said last week in response to rumors that a rash of attacks had taken place but weren’t being discussed by police.

  • Effort to strip insurance from county officials dies

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Silence …
    Nine seconds of it, to be exact, ticked by after County Council President Pete Franzman called for a second to Councilman Ron Crawford’s motion to stop paying for part-time county officials’ insurance.

    The motion, Crawford’s second attempt to address what he said is a concern among county residents, died as a result of that silence. Under rules many deliberative bodies use, a motion must be seconded before it can be put to a vote.

  • As drought worsens, ban issued on open burning

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Open burning in Perry County is banned under an order issued Friday by the local fire chiefs. All burning of debris, including the burning of trash in barrels, is banned until further notice, said Steve Hauser, Perry County Emergency Management Agency director.

  • LeClere’s 3 TDs propel PC past TC

    TELL CITY—Austin LeClere scored three touchdowns as Perry Central shut out Tell City 18-0 in junior varsity football Monday.

  • Southridge defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Anjan Kashyab won the No. 1 singles match but Southridge won all the others to beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

  • Marksmen ninth in sectional

    JASPER—Tell City struggled on the front and back nine as it finished ninth among nine complete teams in the IHSAA girls golf sectional at Jasper Municipal Saturday.