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Today's News

  • Community Event, Jan. 5

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.
    Please include a telephone number.

  • Man wanted for domestic battery bitten by police dog, Tasered

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly battered his girlfriend suffered bites from Tell City’s police dog Dec. 21 after he disobeyed officers’ commands, a sheriff’s deputy said in his report.

    Bradley Robbins, 32, of 3281 Seymour Road, faces felony charges of domestic battery and strangulation as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement.

  • Relay committee meeting set for Wednesday in TC

    PERRY COUNTY – With the start of the new year, plans have begun for the 2012 Relay for Life.
    The first meeting of the year will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. This will be a committee meeting.
    Anyone wishing to join the committee is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gail Edwards, Relay 2012 chair, at (812) 608-0665 or 843-5233.

  • Birth announcements, Jan. 5

    Gavin Andrew Zarfos
    Justin and Rivaye Zarfos of Derby announce the birth of their son, Gavin Andrew Zarfos, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Ky.
    The infant weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Zarfos is the former Rivaye Sitzman.
    Grandparents are Zeke Zarfos of Oriole and Ramona and Kenny Elder of Tell City.
    Great-grandmother is Clara Wilgus of Ferdinand.

  • 32-year-old jailed after firing handgun near TCHS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly fired a gun during a dispute with a girlfriend Friday evening, triggering a manhunt that led officers to Cannelton, where the suspect was later arrested.

    Christopher Barnett, 32, faces charges of criminal recklessness, unauthorized use of a handgun, intimidation, domestic battery and public intoxication.

  • Chamber announces December Christmas cash giveaway winners

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with participating businesses, announces winners of this past year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway contest for the week of Dec. 16.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants during December to win chamber gift certificates. The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. There was a winner from each participating location each week.

  • TC teenager charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire suspected of being deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

    Matthew R. Sabelhaus, son of the home’s owner, Suzette Sabelhaus, was jailed Tuesday night on a Class B felony count of arson.

    Police said the 18-year-old called 911 to report the fire at 7 William Tell Blvd. at 1:52 p.m. Asked by a 911 operator what was on fire, Sabelhaus allegedly said the bed in his room was burning.

  • Arson charge expected in Burglen Hills house fire

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire believed to have been deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: In looking at 2011 overall, was it good for you, bad or some of both?

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  • COLUMN: Suddenly the state has money

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    All of a sudden the state has money. The recent December forecast revision increased expected revenues by $516 million for the biennium. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve seen that much added revenue at the start of a legislative session.

    And that’s not all. Suddenly, there’s an added $288 million in state balances, the money in the state’s checking account. That’s in addition to the added forecast revenue.