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Today's News

  • Man charged with murder in child’s death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of Gavin Sacks.

    The 23-month-old child was found Friday inside his mother’s home at 632 16th St. Police said Arnold was an ex-boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin for the day.

  • Spencer County woman faces charge after police standoff on Old Lamar Highway

    EVANSTON – Police have yet to release details, but a Spencer County woman who kept authorities at bay in her home for several hours late Sunday was under observation in an Evansville hospital.

    Karen Schulthise was expected to be charged with intimidation upon her release from the hospital, the Journal-Democratlearned. Arrest and search warrants were filed late Sunday.

  • Snow forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—A snowstorm forced postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday and several Saturday.
    Perry Central’s boys basketball game at Orleans, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1.
    Cannelton’s girls basketball game at Rock Creek was also postponed Friday and has not been rescheduled yet.
    Tell City’s home girls basketball game with South Spencer, postponed Thursday, also had not been rescheduled at press time. It will be made up, though, as it is a PAC game.

  • Evrard, Page, Ress make Hall of Fame

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Michelle Evrard, Mike Page and Marion Ress have been elected to the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • COLUMN: Congress still needs input

    TODD YOUNG, U.S. House of Representatives

    When times are tough, Americans come together. In the wake of the tragic shootings in Arizona, Hoosiers across southern Indiana have extended our sympathies and prayers to the victims and their families. It is during times like these that our diverse country characteristically unites as “one nation, under God.”

  • COLUMN: Another look in the mailbag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or from newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we’re faring better than many dailies.

  • EDITORIAL: Both parties’ rigidity might lead to rise of independents

    One of famed cowboy philosopher Will Rogers’ best known quotes is his reply when asked which political party he belonged to. “I’m not a member of any organized political party — I’m a Democrat,” he said.

    One might say the same thing about both major American parties now, as one would not expect an organized party to try to overthrow some of its most powerful and respected members.

  • After-prom committee selling soft drinks

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School after-prom committee is selling Coca-Cola products to raise funds for this year’s after prom.

    Coke products are available in 20-ounce bottles for $18 per case. Twenty-four bottles are in each case.

    Anyone who is interested in placing an order is asked to call 547-8071, 547-6902 or 547-2650.

  • Chicago’s Pizza event to help band

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza in Tell City will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Volunteers needed for Glow Room cleanup

    TELL CITY – Indiana Landmarks is recruiting volunteers to help with the cleanup of the Glow Room at 347 Main St. Tuesday.

    The cleanup will begin around 9 a.m.

    If interested, call Greg at (812) 284-4534 or show up at the site the day of the cleanup.