Local News

  • Santa's Helpers

    The Christmas spirit is in full swing in Perry County with various groups reaching out to help brighten the holidays for others, especially children. Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police lodge sponsored Sunday's Shop with a Cop. Nearly 30 youngsters from Perry and Spencer counties were treated to lunch at Tell City's Wal-Mart and spent time shopping with law-enforcement officers and in many cases, their spouses. Contributions to the program allowed officers to present clothing and toys to children and teens.

  • Taylor charged with murder in death of Warrick woman

    DALE - A Dale man has been arrested and charged with murder and feticide in connection with the death of a Warrick County woman.

    Brooke Balbach, 22, was killed late last week in her home at 11377 State Road 161, about a mile south of Selvin, according to Warrick County Sheriff Marvin Heilman.

    She was found Friday, Dec. 14, by Stanley Offil, 25, the woman's boyfriend. Police said Balbach and Offil shared the home. Offil, a truck driver who had been out of town, called 911 at 11:27 a.m., according to Heilman's press release.

  • Saying 'so long' to smoke and cigarettes

    New medication helps man kick the habit

    TELL CITY - Quitting is easier said than done. For 45 years, Dan Cole of Tell City smoked two packs a day - or more - and during that time, he tried to quit numerous times.

    The patch, different medications and even less-conventional methods like hypnotism and acupuncture couldn't help him kick the habit.

  • Having a ball making cheese balls

    TELL CITY - When it comes to getting a big job wrapped up in short order, Santa's elves have nothing on the women of Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Take Saturday, when fewer than 20 sorority members churned out more than 900 cheese balls in just over six hours, a production rate of about 150 rich mounds of cream and processed cheeses, spices and nuts per hour.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Meth lab in Bristow lands Donaldson in jail

    BRISTOW - A 32-year-old Bristow man was jailed Monday afternoon after state police investigating a possible methamphetamine lab discovered drug-making chemicals and supplies, troopers said.

    Patrick Donaldson, 32, of 20648 Main St., was arrested at 4:15 p.m. and faces a Class B felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. He is also charged with possessing two or more drug precursors, possessing anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Fundraiser to 'wrap up' this week

    TELL CITY - Bright Beginnings Child Care Center will wrap gifts at Tell City Sonic this month as a fundraiser. The Bright Beginnings staff will provide the supplies to wrap presents while visitors wait from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

    Small and medium-sized packages will be wrapped for $1 each and large packages will be wrapped for $2. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for children attending the center. For more information, call Jennifer Perkins at 547-2389.

  • Red Cross urges the public to give blood

    TELL CITY - The holiday shopping season is well under way. Shoppers rush from store to store, overloaded with purchases, searching for the perfect gift. Many do not realize they carry the perfect gift year round - lifesaving blood.

    You can help boost the blood supply this season by donating blood from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday the Red Cross will be at Tell City Wal-Mart. Another site will be at Perry County Memorial Hospital from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26. All donors from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a weekly $250 shopping spree.

  • Early deadlines set for Christmas, New Year's

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Year's.

    The deadline to have items published in the Thursday, Dec. 27 issue for Section B is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. For the Thursday, Jan. 3 issue, the deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.

    The Perry County News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1.

    These deadlines apply to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

  • Foundation awards $67,000 for local youth programs, fight against hunger

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $67,000 Thursday evening, giving financial support to a variety of education, youth and outreach programs serving a cross-section of the county.

    The yearly event hosted by the foundation in the Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, recognizes donors to the foundation and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Suspect runs, fights ... goes to jail

    Bristow man jailed for battery against officer, criminal recklessness with deadly weapon; Lehmkuhler, police canine escape serious injury

    PERRY COUNTY - A Bristow man fled from an Indiana State Police trooper Thursday night, authorities said, throwing a tank filled with anhydrous ammonia from his pickup truck before crashing the vehicle and lashing out at the officer and his canine partner with a heavy aluminum flashlight.