Today's News

  • Security upgrades make progress at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - Work has begun on a new $540,000 perimeter stun fence at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Security Automation Systems of Noblesville is installing the fence, which will be placed on the inside of the existing dual perimeter fence and will encircle the entire facility.

    Construction is expected to last about 90 days. Subcontractors include Electric Plus from Danville and Bullseye Fence Design of Noblesville.

    The News reported in May that two Indiana House members secured funding for an electrified security fence at the facility.

  • Offenders sentenced locally serving time at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction has updated a list of offenders sentenced in Perry County who are currently incarcerated at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The News publishes this information occasionally as a service to the community.

    The state provides the names of offenders, crimes they were convicted of and earliest possible release date.

    • Nicholas Brown, attempted criminal confinement, Aug. 3, 2012.

    • Keith Lammers, theft, receiving stolen property, Sept. 12, 2009.

  • Infant-death trial delayed again

    TELL CITY - A case stemming from an infant's death in 2005 won't go before a jury until 2010.

    About 100 prospective jurors were to have reported to the county courthouse this morning in the case against Heather D. Sandage. However, the prosecution filed an amended criminal charge Thursday, forcing a delay.

  • Tell City woman faces three felony counts of forgery

    TELL CITY - A Perry County woman was arrested earlier this month on three counts of forgery, each a Class C felony.

    According to Indiana State Police, Jessica Elaine James, 22, of 6776 Azalea Road, Tell City, forged three checks on a credit-card account. ISP Detective Christopher Cecil said the account's registered owner, Paul Dunn, notified police May 23 that someone had written the checks without his permission. The three checks totaled approximately $5,100.

    James was arrested by Cecil and Trooper Troy Fischer at her home and was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

  • Wellness 2009 appreciation event Thursday

    TELL CITY - All members of the Tell City Wellness Initiative, as well as others interested in an evening of healthy activities, are invited to Hagedorn Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    The appreciation evening for the wellness initiative will include free swimming in John F. Kennedy Pool, tennis, biking and running. Food and drinks will be provided. Attendees can also sign up for the Aug. 8 Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs, which will cap the wellness project. For more information, call Tony Hollinden at 547-3441.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for the Aug. 6 Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the Main Street First State Bank and at Conner Floor covering at 12th and Tell Streets, both in Tell City, or at Cromwell's Owensboro, Ky., office at 1115 Tamarack Road, Suite 500. Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them or for more information.

  • Injured animal fund major step in the right direction

    Perry County Humane Society President Jim Carter has worked tirelessly to help animals big and small. Whether it's promoting spaying and neutering cats and dogs or working hard to promote the many animals available at the Perry County Animal Shelter, he's helped Perry County's furry friends numerous times.

  • Tastes of summer abound

    Summer is nowhere near its end, but it's speeding by. Don't let the season pass without exploring the varied tastes this time of the year brings, whether in local gardens, farmers markets or roadside stands. For me, mid and late summer are the best times to enjoy the bounty of nature.

    Many of us tend to gardens of various sizes and I've already overheard green thumbs bragging about their first batches of green beans, ripening tomatoes and the size of new potatoes unearthed.

  • Baron Hill and cap-and-trade

    District Democrat Rep. Brad Ellsworth stated recently that a proposed cap-and-trade bill would be especially tough on Indiana. "The bill would place undue burdens on Indiana families and businesses, and particularly in these tough economic times, I could not support it," Ellsworth said.

    President Obama, himself, said that the bill would bankrupt the coal industry.

  • Hair Razors rallies to win playoff tourney

    TELL CITY — Hair Razors rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat Sports Acceleration 9-8 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

    Sports Acceleration scor-ed four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to build an 8-6 lead.

    A double by Kenzie Alvarez and a two-run single by Jessica Ballman were the key blows of that inning.

    Miranda Zuelly started Hair Razors’ seventh-inning rally with a long double to left field.

    Allicyn Garrett and Kate-lyn Kaufman added singles to score one run.