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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Marksmen shine at regional academic bowl

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School academic teams earned four first-place awards at regional contests at Evansville's North High School April 20, and three earned the right to advance to the state-level Academic Super Bowl.

    TCHS's English, interdisciplinary and science teams will vie for state honors May 8 at Purdue University.

    Social-studies coach Amy Kehl said Wednesday this year's topic, "An American Generation: 1964 to 1980," "has been quite a challenge. They go into quite a bit of detail when they're doing American subjects."

  • 4 Perry Central teams take third

    LEOPOLD - Four Perry Central High School academic teams placed third in their class at a regional contest April 20 at North High School in Evansville.

    "Overall, I am really pleased with the dedication and performance of all the students participating in the 2010 area competition," said Jennifer Ball, who coaches the Commodores' English team and is coordinator for all of them.

    Perry Central's English, interdisciplinary, math and science teams earned third-place rankings.

  • Kids to get free IDs

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 21 a request to use money collected through the county clerk's office to provide free identification cards for children.

    Teresa Kanneberg said $1,890 from the county's law-enforcement fund will pay for a visit from K-ID's BMV Inc. of Carmel Aug. 11, when children attending the Schweizer Fest free-rides night can have free cards made with their photographs, fingerprints and information such as their family doctors' names, any medical conditions and identifying marks.