Local News

  • Board OKs school work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees adopted a resolution “of intent to reimburse expenditures” at their regular meeting Jan. 11 in support of further renovations at the high school.

    Before voting, new member Sherri Flynn asked corporation attorney John Werner to rephrase the purpose of the resolution.

  • Man charged with murder in child’s death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of Gavin Sacks.

    The 23-month-old child was found Friday inside his mother’s home at 632 16th St. Police said Arnold was an ex-boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin for the day.

  • Spencer County woman faces charge after police standoff on Old Lamar Highway

    EVANSTON – Police have yet to release details, but a Spencer County woman who kept authorities at bay in her home for several hours late Sunday was under observation in an Evansville hospital.

    Karen Schulthise was expected to be charged with intimidation upon her release from the hospital, the Journal-Democratlearned. Arrest and search warrants were filed late Sunday.

  • After-prom committee selling soft drinks

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School after-prom committee is selling Coca-Cola products to raise funds for this year’s after prom.

    Coke products are available in 20-ounce bottles for $18 per case. Twenty-four bottles are in each case.

    Anyone who is interested in placing an order is asked to call 547-8071, 547-6902 or 547-2650.

  • Chicago’s Pizza event to help band

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza in Tell City will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Volunteers needed for Glow Room cleanup

    TELL CITY – Indiana Landmarks is recruiting volunteers to help with the cleanup of the Glow Room at 347 Main St. Tuesday.

    The cleanup will begin around 9 a.m.

    If interested, call Greg at (812) 284-4534 or show up at the site the day of the cleanup.

  • Adult classes offered at PC Even Start

    TELL CITY – Classes begin this month at Perry County Even Start and ACE Academy for adults desiring to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training. Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals.  

    Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement and job placement.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World shows

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2011 cast of entertainers are scheduled for later this month at the park’s Holiday Theater.

    The 2011 musical entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    • Real Country: Latest hits along with country classics.

    • Rejoice!: Contemporary Christian music with worship music and Christian hits.  

    • Vinyl Daze: A pop musical featuring favorites from throughout the years.  

  • Student spikes move at Perry County Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Spikes in student numbers had typically come in the spring, but are now occurring in the fall, Mike Bishop said at the latest meeting of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors.

    Seniors realizing they were short the credits needed to graduate drove the spring spikes, he explained after the meeting.

  • People question school-board members

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Pate approached the microphone when a public-comment period was announced at a Jan. 11 regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting. The former school-board contender and city councilman asked if the board’s agendas can be posted on the school corporation’s Web site 48 hours before each meeting, suggesting, “you could get more people out here to attend your meetings.”