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Today's News

  • Court denies lower bail for King

    Child-molesting suspect remains in county jail

    TELL CITY - County Magistrate Karen Werner turned down Friday a bail-reduction request sought by a Tell City man charged with three counts of child molesting.

    Jason King, 1148 Ninth St., petitioned the court to reduce his $60,000 cash-only bail. King was arrested after he turned himself in at the Perry County Family and Social Services Administration Office last month.

    Police launched a criminal investigation after a girl's mother accused King of inappropriately touching the child.

  • TV conversion shouldn't cost Perry County residents much

    Scammers may take advantage of chance to make a buck

    PERRY COUNTY - A Leopold woman called The News Friday, hoping to alert county residents to people she said were going around the county claiming regular television antennas and some satellite dishes won't work when the nation converts to digital TV in a year.

    A conversion from analog television signals has been in the works for some time, but has been featured in national media reports as the one-year-to-go mark passed this week.

  • Changes to downtown project raise concerns

    Lack of money eliminates shrubs, benches in three of four blocks

    TELL CITY - A dwindling supply of dollars is scaling back some of the furnishings intended for three blocks of Main Street in Tell City, members of the city council learned Monday night during a review of the downtown project.

  • City commission OKs plans for new Subway restaurant

    Street-vacation near Tell Street tabled; firm wants to buy Ramsey land

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Subway restaurant is expected to change locations this summer, a move made more certain Thursday after Scott Dixon's plans for a new 1,600-square-foot building won approval from the Tell City Plan Commission. Dixon said the store, which will be located just off Old Highway Road and Hospital Road south of the Tell City Shopping Center, will include a drive-through. Dixon owns the site and will lease the building to the restaurant's operator.

  • Three charged with meth crimes

    TELL CITY - Three Tell City residents were jailed Friday on methamphetamine charges.

    Deanna Wheatley, 46, of 1447 13th St.; Dayna Clifton, 36, of 13834 Old Highway 37, and Clarence W. Horsley, 39, of 523 Franklin St. face charges of possessing meth.

    Clifton and Wheatley face more serious felony charges of dealing in the drug.

    According to court records, police found both women in a car driven by Clifton. Wheatley was allegedly found carrying more than 3 grams of methamphetamine.

  • Roccia gets state gold medal

    TCHS senior captures vocal award, seeks instrumental honor

    TELL CITY - A Tell City High School student said Tuesday a state-level gold medal she earned last weekend "was pretty great, because it was my senior year."

  • County braces for wintry mix

    PERRY COUNTY - A combination of snow, freezing rain and sleet is forecast to hit the county Thursday, delivering another dose of winter weather.

    As The News went to press late Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service placed Perry County under a winter-weather advisory.

    Mixed precipitation was forecast to begin falling Thursday morning with significant icing possible. The county was hit with several inches of snow, ice and sleet Feb. 11. That weather event closed schools and made travel hazardous for several days.

  • Graves irked by billboard near city entrance

    Cannelton police chief hires officer to replace Humphrey

    CANNELTON - Cannelton residents will have to live with a large billboard at one of the entrances to their city, new Mayor Smokey Graves said at the first meeting of the city's board of public works and safety Monday.

    "The sign is huge," he said in describing a 32-foot billboard to be erected behind the "Welcome to Cannelton" sign along Indiana 66 on the north side of the city. The state highway department issued a permit to Lamar Outdoor Advertising, based in Baton Rouge, La., the mayor said.

  • Young Abe was Perry County's first great athlete

    Were it not for John Wilkes Booth's bullets, Abraham Lincoln might have turned 199 last week (hey, you never know - people are living longer).

    Committees in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois - the three states in which he lived - already have plans in high gear for Lincoln's 200th birthday celebration.

    Tell City is also gearing up for a celebration of its own, this summer's 150th anniversary of the town's founding.

  • Appreciating religious diversity

    It's Lent and I've been doing my very best to keep up ages-old Christian tradition of giving up something to mark the spiritual significance of the 40 days before Easter.

    My sacrifice isn't huge: I've ditched the television for the most part, allowing myself only 30 minutes of news in the morning and evening. Instead of watching movies or the National Geographic Channel, I've been trying to read more, blowing off dust from books I only glanced over during my seminary days. I've come to enjoy the quiet time.