Today's News

  • State police jail 18-year-old on child-molesting charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Monday on a charge that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl. Matthew R. Sabelhaus, 18, was lodged in the Perry County Jail by state police. He was released Wednesday after posting a $1,005 bail.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit, Sabelhaus is accused of engaging in sex with the girl at her home. He faces a Class B felony count of child molesting.

  • Cannelton Media Club earns awards, seeks funds to claim them

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Youngsters in a media club led by teacher Joan Goble have once again earned honors for their efforts.

  • Over-and-under effort

    Contractors working for the Indiana Department of Transportation conduct an inspection of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Area conservation officers promoted

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BIRDSEYE – A career Indiana conservation officer familiar to many Perry County residents has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will oversee the local law-enforcement work of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Phil Schuetter of Tell City was promoted from first sergeant and now serves as commander of District 8, which includes Perry County.

    Schuetter worked for many years as a field conservation officer in the county and was commended by fellow officers and other groups.

  • Humane Society wants animal-control officer back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sept. 7 will bring the first county commissioners meeting after their 60-day waiting period for an animal-control ordinance, Jim Carter said during the county leaders’ regular meeting Aug. 17.

  • COLUMN: Medicare protects Seniors

    By DAVE CROOKS, Guest Columnist

    July marked the 45th anniversary of the creation of Medicare. For nearly half a century, the Medicare program has provided virtually all American seniors over the age of 65 with affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.

    Medicare also provides seniors with essential financial security, helping ease the burden of skyrocketing health-care costs.

  • EDITORIAL: When firing people, employ the Golden Rule

    It’s never easy to “let someone go,” one of the euphemisms for ending someone’s employment, but we think the Cannelton School Board could have better handled the layoff of five noncertified employees.

    We report on that board’s activities regularly, so we know they are good people who have been working under difficult conditions for some time.

  • Correction

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association meets the first Tuesday of each month in City Hall. Association President Cheri Taylor incorrectly stated the dates in an announcement at the Aug. 12 Shoot for the Stars competition.

  • Sales of paper savings bonds to end this year

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of the Public Debt has announced that as of Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.

  • Poehlein to turn 90 in September

    CANNELTON – Irene Verlee Poehlein will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 6, 2011.
    Birthday wishes and cards are welcome and can be sent to Poehlein at 9199 Deer Creek Road, Cannelton, IN 47520.
    Her phone number is 836-2783.
    Her daughter, Wanda Poehlein, said her mother enjoys hearing from friends and receiving cards.