Today's News

  • Driver taken to St. Mary’s after collision Dec. 9

    ST. MARKS – A crash near Aloe and Amber roads in Anderson Township injured one person Dec. 9. Perry County EMS and the Perry County Rescue Squad were paged to the crash scene near 3718 Aloe Road at 6:40 a.m. after another motorist discovered a car over an embankment.

    The driver, 27-year-old Deann Edwards, complained of pain to her neck, back and left arm.

    She was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

  • Faulty part triggers outage

    TELL CITY – Parts of Tell City in the 19th Street area were without power for a time Sunday morning after a capacitor failed.

    Power was restored within about 90 minutes.

  • Priest named Tell City reserve officer of the year

    TELL CITY – Jerry Priest, a reserve patrolman with the Tell City Police Department , was recognized Friday with a reserve officer of the year award. Patrolman Derrick Lawalin presented the award and said Priest has gone above and beyond what is required of him.

    Reserve officers serve as volunteers and while they hold full police powers, normally accompany other officers and provide security at athletic events.

  • Driver flown from scene of Saturday collision

    KITTERMAN CORNER – A head-on collision Saturday on Indiana 62 between St. Croix and Kitterman Corner sent one person to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Steven A. Schepers, 30, was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter.

    He was driving a vehicle that allegedly crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Kerry W. Gehlhausen, 22.

  • Turkey Trot at Tell City Junior-Senior High School
  • Police, IRS warn of telephone scam attempts

    TELL CITY – Police remind residents to be aware of an increasingly common scam attempt by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said a woman contacted the department after receiving a call from someone who said they were with the IRS and claimed she owed $5,000. The caller told the woman if she did not pay the bill within two hours she would be arrested by the Tell City Police Department.

  • Local police say body cameras have limits


    PERRY COUNTY – Members of local law-enforcement agencies say body cameras worn by many police officers serve an important purpose in ensuring police do their jobs well but new technology can’t match the human eye or the split-second judgment of a well-trained officer.

    There has been a national push for police departments to require officers to wear the small cameras, which often attach to a police officer’s uniform at the chest, shoulder or lapel.

  • Mu Gamma assembly line turns out 1,300 cheese balls


    Santa’s North Pole workshop has nothing on the women of Mu Gamma Sorority, who in the course of several hours Saturday, turned out more than 1,300 holiday cheese balls. The fruit of their work will be enjoyed at family gatherings and office parties around the county and elsewhere.

    The sorority has made cheese balls as a fundraiser for more than 30 years and the number of orders has risen over the decades.

  • Commissioners plan to move offices from annex

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners adopted resolutions at their Nov. 18 meeting honoring a county worker’s service and outlining building changes for several county offices.

  • Correction

    The News erred in typesetting a letter from Charles Schnell published in Monday’s issue. Schnell said he ate lunch Dec. 5 with Perry Central’s regional volleyball champions. The News misread the letter and said team members were sectional champions.