Local News

  • Storm heavy, but county escapes damage

    PERRY COUNTY - Powerful storms passing over the county Tuesday night and early Wednesday dumped heavy rain but caused little damage, local officials said.

    The area escaped tornadoes that claimed lives and caused widespread damage in Kentucky, Tennessee and other states.

  • PC performers earn top rankings

    HUNTINGBURG - Perry Central Community School musicians returned to Leopold with five gold and two silver medals, and those who didn't achieve the gold standard came very close, in solo competition Saturday at Southridge High School.

    That's according to Music Director Rob Cason, who said Tuesday he was pleased at the results of Indiana State School Music Association solo-and-ensemble contests. Saturday's event was one of two district contests at 24 sites in which student musicians could qualify for state competition.

  • Tell City musicians capture 34 gold medals

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City-Troy Township seventh- through 12th-grade student performers brought home 34 gold, 15 silver and two bronze medals from district-level solo-and-ensemble competitions at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Those earning gold in the top group qualified to compete at the state level Feb. 23 at North Central High School, Indianapolis. Solo qualifiers include Ariel Etienne, French horn; Nick Hawkins, snare drum; Benji Koelling, drum set; Amber Mueller, trombone; Jessica Niswonger, alto saxophone and Sarah Roccia, clarinet.

  • Amos seeks seat on county board of commissioners

    Democrat will face Sherry in May primary

    TELL CITY - Perry County has its first contested race in the May 6 primary election. William E. "Bill" Amos of 912 30th St., Tell City, filed Thursday for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners. The Democrat will face incumbent Don Sherry in the primary.

  • Animal-control officer requests supplies

    Commissioners considering sale of surplus vehicles

    TELL CITY - County Animal Control Officer Micah Jackson told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday he needs some basic supplies in order to do his job.

    A computer, digital camera, locks for outdoor cages and a ticket book that includes offenses defined in a local ordinance would be useful, Jackson said.

  • State offers phone alerts about prison escapes

    Public can register to receive calls when emergencies occur

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction, in partnership with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, is launching a new automated system to alert residents living near Branchville Correctional Facility and nearly two dozen other state correctional centers to public-safety emergencies.

    The new service, announced last week, will keep residents informed of prison escapes, environmental hazards or other emergencies.

  • No deal yet on TC electric rates

    Members advance plan to phase-in increase, but details could change

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council may approve phased-in electric-rate increases when its members meet next month, but any vote may not be unanimous.

    The council disagreed Monday on the amount of additional revenue the city-owned utility needs, voting 3-2 to have City Attorney Jim Tyler prepare a schedule of accompanying rates and charges that would give the electric department 60 percent of the original increase it proposed in December. The balance of the rate hike would take effect in 2009.

  • Soldiers motivated for imminent deployment

    Community members invited to participate in local family-support activities

    TELL CITY - Spirits are high among National Guard soldiers undergoing training at Fort Stewart, Ga., ahead of a deployment to the Mideast next month, and evaluators there are calling them "top-notch, the best they've ever seen," according to Staff Sgt. Jeff Hall.

  • Man accused of molesting child in park restroom

    Police looking for Tennessee resident

    TELL CITY - Police are looking for a 34-year-old Tennessee man who allegedly molested a child last fall inside a restroom at Tell City's Sunset Park.

  • Community Standouts

    PERRY COUNTY - Three student athletes, already familiar faces to Perry County sports fans, will have their likenesses displayed in school hallways and walls of local businesses. They're being honored for their commitments to abstain from tobacco and alcohol and for being role models for teammates, fellow students and the communities they belong to.