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Today's News

  • Eastern hemlock, the Hoosier National Forest’s threatened gem

    TELL CITY – One of the hidden gems in the Hoosier National Forest is Hemlock Cliffs. This unique area located in Crawford County is cooler than the surrounding area due to a box canyon and moist sandstone rock formations.

    It has lush vegetation and as its name implies, it is the home of one of the few populations of eastern hemlock in Indiana.

    This area is on the western edge of the home range of eastern hemlock and is a remnant of the cooler climate of the past. It is an isolated patch which may help it in the future as a deadly pest draws closer.

  • Eagles Bluff Park now closed on weekends

    CANNELTON – Due to budget cuts by the Perry County Council, starting Dec. 17 Eagles Bluff Park will be closed on weekends.

    Money used to pay the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant was stricken from the 2012 budget by the county council, which had to cut $400,000 from the county’s overall budget. One of the assistant’s responsibilities was opening and closing Eagles Bluff on weekends.

  • Veteran officer to retire in 2012

    TELL CITY – A police officer who served under three mayors will retire early next year. Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge’s last day will be Jan.14, Police Chief Greg Hendershot announced at last week’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Wooldridge served as a reserve officer several years before joining the force full time in 1990. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in 1999 and later became the department’s sergeant.

    In that role he currently serves as fourth in command after chief, assistant chief and lieutenant.

  • Veterans Day 2011

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  • County buys rescue truck, renews support contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Nov. 7 a recommendation by Steve Hauser to purchase a rescue vehicle from Ruxer Ford financed by German American Bank.

    Ruxer, with offices in Evansville and Jasper submitted the low bid of $44,996 for a 2012 four-wheel-drive F450 Super Cab with a winch and extended bed, the county’s director of emergency management told them, and German American Bank offered the lowest interest rate, offering to finance the vehicle at 3 percent.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.

  • TC woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Tell City woman was arrested Friday for allegedly conspiring to have a 30-year-old Owensboro man murdered.

    According to state police, Jane Kleaving, 52, of 1405 Ninth St., was detained on Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City early Friday afternoon.

    Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation Oct. 5 after receiving information that Kleaving was attempting to hire a hitman to kill the man. Police have not revealed his identity because he is a witness in the case.  

  • Soup on Sunday

    Troy volunteer firefighters made and sold four kettles of their “famous” soup Sunday, drawing a steady stream of customers carrying bags, tubs and various totes to carry home one or more gallons.

    Fire Chief Pudder Linne said the department has been lucky in recent years, with nice weather boosting attendance. “We’ve been rained on at night (when cooking begins before dawn) but we usually luck out.” Proceeds help support the department.

  • Congratulations, Lee Brown

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing congratulates Lee Brown Friday during a reception honoring his retirement from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

  • Tell City students learn about technology through Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School were recently given the opportunity to learn more about careers in the energy industry.
    Dennis Liechty, program chair in Advanced Manufacturing at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, visited to discuss the educational partnership between the school, power plants and contractors in the region.