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Today's News

  • Security upgrades on fast track

    BRANCHVILLE - Seven new light towers and a 50-strand stun fence are the latest security enhancements at Branchville Correctional Facility. Officials at the low-medium-security prison discussed improvements and offered tours Thursday to local leaders and media.

    The pair of projects carry a price tag of more than $1.1 million and were put on a fast track after the March escape of three offenders who assaulted a maintenance worker and cut through a fence. Two other men scaled a fence in 2008. All five escapees were eventually recaptured.

  • Bullying prevention program under way

    TELL CITY - A lack of bullying in a school "opens so many doors (to students), because they don't have to worry about who's outside waiting for them or who might be waiting at the bus stop," fourth-grade teacher Mark Wahl said in a video recording that will soon be available at the William Tell Elementary School Web site.

  • Doolittle Mills church celebrating centennial this week

    DOOLITTLE MILLS - Over the years Bethel Christian Church has gone through many changes. This year is no different as the congregation celebrates its centennial.

    In 1909, the Doolittle Mills church building, already in use by a church congregation, was purchased from Jordan Williams in Crawford County and moved and rebuilt on a half acre of land donated by John Roberson. According to an early history of the church, all of the labor was donated and more land was donated by Iola Ransom and Ronnie Wright.

  • Principal completes second half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, along with her husband, Wesley, completed the San Francisco Half Marathon July 26. The 13.1-mile course included routes along Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field and across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

    Noble is a 2009 Eli Lilly Fellowship Recipient and is running to promote wellness in the school and community. She set a goal to raise $5,000 for the William Tell Trail, which would serve as an extension to the Perry County Greenway.

  • Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY - Hauenstein's has announced winners in the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 5. Winners in the three age categories are:

    Ages 4 and younger: First place, Madison Houghland, Maggie Davis, Shelby Davis and Gracie Gaynor. Second place, Cameron and Alyssa Howell.

    Ages 5-7: First place, Jayden and Devon Casebolt. No second or third-place winners.

    Ages 8-10: First place, Jenna Coyle, Jana Lacey and Kailynn Hawhee; second place, Kaylee Basham and Maddi Kellems; third place, Tyler Hawhee.

  • Tell City Pretzel factory reopens

    TELL CITY –The assets of the famous Tell City Pretzels Co. were recently acquired by Jasper residents Brad and Sandy Smith.

    The bakery, located at 1315 Washington St., Tell City,  produces the Tell City Pretzels.

    The pretzels are returning and, true to tradition, the pretzels are hand twisted and baked the old-fashioned way.

    While people all over the world will be able to once again purchase pretzels and observe their baking of the pretzels, the family recipe will remain a secret. Orders can also be placed by calling 548-4499 or (877) 334-4499.

  • Tell City man jailed on methamphetamine charges

    TELL CITY - A tip led police to a home on 19th Street Tuesday and their investigation ended in the arrest of a man they said was responsible for a spent methamphetamine lab allegedly found in the home.

    Ryan A. Evrard, 28, gave police an address of 1403 19th St., but police said he had been living 715 19th St. He faces preliminary charges of possession of anhydrous in an unapproved container, possession of methamphetamine, dumping a controlled substance, dealing methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and two counts of having an illegal drug lab.

  • Trash bags can't weigh more than 30 pounds

    TELL CITY - Street-department workers are enforcing existing regulations on the weight of bags of trash set out for pickup in Tell City.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said filled bags can weigh no more than 30 pounds and crews will check the weight of bags they believe are over the limit.

  • Woman arrested on warrants

    ROME - A Perry County woman wanted on a Daviess County, Ky., warrant was arrested Aug. 7 in Rome. According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh, Kimberly D. Scott, 40, of 5834 S. Rome Road was wanted on a warrant for several felony charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia and precursors.

  • Schweizer Fest keeps getting better with age

    Another Schweizer Fest has come and gone. A week after its conclusion  we're left with not only warm memories of a successful community event but hope and optimism about the festival's future - and its growth.

    Schweizer Fest is already the longest-running community festival in southern Indiana. That success has been achieved by providing experiences all of us look forward to, whether they be rides and games around City Hall Park, a lively beer garden, great live entertainment and crowd-pleasing attractions such as road runs, pet show and diaper derby.