Local News

  • Charges filed in theft of copper from electric utility

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Local police said the high value of copper proved appealing to several Tell City men who face charges of stealing wire from the Tell City Electric Department and then attempting to resell the metal to a local business.

    Police launched an investigation early on the morning of Jan. 30 after dispatchers received a report of someone taking wiring from the electric utility’s storage area on Fifth Street.

  • State of the City Address

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Recapping a year that saw Tell City leverage millions of dollars in grant funding to meet needs as varied as fixing sewers to building new homes, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presented her State of the City Address Monday. Speaking to members of the city council, department heads and a smattering of citizens, she recapped the past year and offered her goals for 2011.

  • TC board hires new chief of schools

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 1965 graduate of Tell City High School was named superintendent for the school corporation in a school-board meeting Tuesday, but the method of his hiring drew harsh criticism from new member Sherri Flynn.

  • County needs Ramsbottom replacement

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – HELP WANTED: Republican needed to replace Bob Ramsbottom on Perry County Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals Board.

    Ramsbottom’s term expires Dec. 31, 2012, but he has moved from the county, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a county-commissioners meeting Monday, so someone is needed to complete the term. Anyone who’d like to apply should send her a letter of interest by March 1.

  • Schlichter under investigation in Super Bowl ticket scam

    TELL CITY – Art Schlichter, the former pro quarterback who helped coach Tell City High School’s football team in 2009, is under investigation for an alleged role in a Super Bowl ticket scam, media outlets reported Sunday.

    Schlichter is said to be under federal investigation for allegedly taking money from people who either believed they were buying tickets to Sunday’s game in Texas or who thought they were investing in tickets that were to be marketed and resold for a profit.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Staying safe from fire

    One of four modern fire-alarm systems for the hearing impaired was dropped by The News for a demonstration last week by Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne.

  • Hospital to invest in new emergency records system

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will invest $354,910 in a new electronic medical-records system that will make the hospital’s emergency room nearly paperless. Trustees approved the purchase at their Jan. 26 meeting.

  • Richland woman jailed after crashing through apartment’s gates

    TELL CITY – A woman who allegedly crashed through both sets of gates at The Springs apartment complex near Fennhaven was jailed in Spencer County Wednesday night on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    Regina M. Seibert, 42, of Richland faces charges of leaving the scene after an accident. Police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. that a dark-colored car had pushed through one set of gates, drove past the apartment building and then drove through the second set of gates. Both sets of gates suffered damage.

  • Schools miss chance to star in video production

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton school officials discussed at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 27 the absence of any information about their facilities in a video production highlighting Perry County’s quality of life.