Local News

  • Local woman thwarts scammer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Rose Mary Leitner wasn’t elated when she was told she and her husband, Dennis, had each won two-and-a-half million dollars.

    She was suspicious.

    “I asked twice how much it would cost,” she said. She was finally told “$95 and some cents,” she said. “More than likely, they wanted my credit-card number or the number off my check.”

    She knew scammers are targeting older folks, she said.

  • House candidate believes government should honor ‘contract’ with citizens

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I think what makes America great is the fact that we have government programs that are pro-citizens,” said Terry White, candidate for Indiana’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Perry and Spencer counties will join the 8th District July 1 as a result of legislation signed by the governor May 10.

  • Jail tours, meetings under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Jail Planning Committee hosted the first of several public meetings about a proposed new jail Wednesday and a second one is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Perry Central High School Cafetorium.

    Also, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut is offering tours of the jail to let county residents see conditions there.

    They’ll be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through July 27.

  • Thieves steal flag, flowers in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Those people who would steal our American flag on Memorial Day weekend,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday, “can come down to the Legion, and we at the Legion would be more than happy to issue them one each.”

  • Pioneer Spirit

    Perry Countians were among the many hundreds of visitors to St. Meinrad Sunday for the community’s sesquicentennial parade. (Click photo to enlarge.)


  • County health jamboree Tuesday

    TELL CITY – If you’d like to learn more about creating a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it, then the Perry County Health Jamboree is for you. This event, sponsored by Purdue Extension and several community collaborators, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagedorn Park in Tell City.

  • Preparations for ISTEP led to ‘honest mistake’

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An instance of possible academic misconduct regarding the most recent Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress has school officials preparing for action from the state.

    During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, Superintendent Ron Etienne said a report had been sent to the state’s department of education explaining what had happened, but local officials have not heard back about any possible punitive action.

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Friday

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a summer concert Friday, June 17, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The chorus’ presentation begins at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Under the direction of John Hayes, the chorus has been rehearsing for several months.

  • Woman charged with theft of donation boxes

    TELL CITY – A Kentucky woman faces a court date for allegedly trying to steal two donation containers from the front counter of McDonald’s in Tell City Wednesday night.

    Sgt Lynn Wooldridge said Barbara Slusser, 39, of Hardinsburg, Ky., faces a charge of theft. A restaurant manager called police just before midnight to report that two a woman had walked into the store and took the donation boxes. Officers found the woman in the parking lot and recovered the money.

  • Werner retiring after 25 years with American Family

    TELL CITY – With retirement looming, Rich Werner has nothing but fond memories of his 25-year career serving the insurance needs of residents of Perry County and surrounding communities. Werner will retire July 1 from the American Family Insurance agency he has operated since 1986.