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Today's News

  • Tell City Jr.-Sr. High Students of the month
  • New State Rep. Bartels sworn in

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep.-elect Steve Bartels (R-Eckerty) took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 74.

    Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during a formal swearing-in ceremony.

  • U of E to Hold 40th anniversary commemoration of 1977 Plane Crash

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville will hold a 40th anniversary commemoration of the 1977 plane crash on wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza on the UE campus.

    The Air Indiana Flight 216 crashed at 7:22 p.m. on the evening of December 13, 1977, carrying the University of Evansville basketball team along with coaches, administrators, and fans. Those gathered will observe a moment of silence at that time during the candlelight vigil.

  • Multi-county drug investigation nabs TC man on distribution charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was among 14 arrested in a multi-city drug distribution ring. Derricus Gilbert, 34, was taken into custody Thursday morning.

    Involving numerous agencies, the case, which began in October 2016,  was headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Marshal Service, and the Evansville Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Tell City, Owensboro Police Department and Henderson police departments and the Kentucky State Police.

  • OUR VIEW: Shop local on small business Saturday

    Thanksgiving is just days away and with the holiday comes the official start of the Christmas shopping season. It seems we like to come up with names for big shopping days. There’s Black Friday of course, the day after Thanksgiving, and Small Business Saturday on the following day. With the growing emphasis on online shopping, there’s even Cyber Monday.

  • We all need change

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003 and seemed appropriate to republish with recent news.

     

    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.

  • Smartphones down, please

    Mark Bennett

    Terre Haute Tribune-Star

     

    Most of us are guilty. We have relinquished the responsibility of using our flesh-and blood memory to the digital memory inside our smartphones. Videoing beats remembering. A replay of life inside a mind generates no likes or retweets, and can’t go viral, or entertain us or our friends or people we kind of know on our social media list. A device built in China or Hungary retains special moments better than human gray matter, right?

  • Offices closed Thursday, Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many Perry County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    City offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed both days. In Tell City, trash pickup will proceed on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with crews collecting both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes on Wednesday. Perry County offices, including the courthouse and annex buildings, will be closed both days. 

  • Aleris rolls out new $400 million automotive-sheet mill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEWISPORT – All was quiet in the plant, but there was an ebullient undertone, as top level Aleris officials, customers, suppliers and workers gathered at the company’s Lewisport facility to celebrate the opening of the new aluminum automotive body sheet production facility.

  • Search warrant lands Troy pair behind bars

    TROY – A joint investigation by the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two residents in Troy on multiple drug charges. Arrested Thursday afternoon after issuance of a search warrant for a home 11124 Indiana 45 were Jeremy W. Ramsey, 42, and Jennifer K. Harpe, 39.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, an ongoing investigation into possible stolen items led police to the home. Through the course of the investigation, they were also alerted to possible drug activity at the residence.