Local News

  • TC police chief addresses large-truck parking problem

    Makes case for additional dispatcher

    TELL CITY - Parking problems and dispatchers were on the top of the list for the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last week.

  • Musical may return to 2008 Schweizer Fest

    Group hopes to stage Tony-winning "1776" during Tell City's 150th-year celebration; success depends on filling 25 male roles

    TELL CITY - If all goes well, Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration this summer will mingle a dose of national history with the the 150th anniversary of the community's founding.

  • City contributes money to Frank Clemens Field building project

    Tennis courts in Hagedorn Park to get new lights

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Board of Public Works and Safety decided at its Jan. 22 meeting to contribute $7,000 to a new building project at Frank Clemens Field.

    The project, which includes a brick backstop and a new building complete with indoor batting cages and pitching mounds, will cost about $70,000. Of that, $50,000 is from a Schergens Foundation grant, $2,000 from the Tell City Electric Department and about $11,000 from the Friends of Frank Clemens, a group that has worked to solicit donations from the community.

  • Vocalist gets solo gold, qualifies for state

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City High School's Sarah Roccia earned a gold rating at a district-level solo-vocalist competition Saturday, qualifying in the most-difficult category for a berth at state competition.

    She also performed with Kyra Lutgring and Michael Parr to earn a gold rating in a vocal-ensemble category. The Marksmen competed at Southridge High School, Huntingburg, one of nine sites hosting vocal or piano solo and ensemble contests last weekend.

    Another nine sites will produce state contenders in the same categories this weekend.

  • Two new school buses on their way to Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central School Board agreed at a meeting Jan. 21 to purchase two new school buses and filled several coaching positions in boys and girls sports.

    The two new buses purchased through Kerlin Bus Sales won't arrive for several months, Superintendent Mary Roberson said, and when they roll in, will have price tags of $88,222 each.

  • Kiplinger murder trial pushed back to July

    TELL CITY - Kyle S. Kiplinger's trial, scheduled to begin Feb. 12, has been delayed until July because a key witness for the prosecution is due to give birth the same week.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet granted a request to reassign the murder trial to the weeks of July 7 and July 14 in Crawford County. The case was moved there last year after a jury could not be seated in a first trial.

  • Sherry, Fortwendel seek re-election to county commissioner seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Incumbent Perry County Commissioners Don Sherry and Jody Fortwendel filed last week for re-election to their respective seats. The two Democrats will be on their party's ballot in the May 6 primary.

    Sherry is seeking a second term in District 1 while Fortwendel is running for a fourth term in District 3. District 1 covers all of Troy Township while Clark, Anderson and Oil townships form District 3.

    Candidates must live in their district but are voted upon by all voters in the county.

  • Council defers sheriff's $25,000 request

    Glenn hopes to employ part-time deputy

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled at a regular meeting Jan. 24 a request from Sheriff Bob Glenn for a $25,000 additional appropriation intended to pay a part-time officer's salary.

    A part-time deputy is needed, Glenn told the council, to fill a gap created when existing deputies take vacation, holiday or personal-days time off or the sick leave they're entitled to. Added up, the six deputies' time off totals 115 man-days per year.

  • Officials agree to back port bonds

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members provided in a regular meeting Jan. 24 financial backing the county's port authority needed in order to issue bonds for an infrastructure upgrade.

  • Frigid Start to Friday

    The thermometer in front of First State Bank registered a frigid 5 degrees just after 8 a.m. Friday after logging a low of minus 3 before dawn. The cold had employees at City Hall (background) arriving for their jobs hurrying inside. While Friday was sunny, the mercury never reached the freezing point. Forecasters were calling for cloudy but warmer conditions today, with a high of 49.