Local News

  • Slate of school board contenders lengthens

    TELL CITY - "I feel that for Perry County to grow and prosper," said Jim Adkins, "we have to have a competitive school system compared with the surrounding counties. As a school board member I will strive to do everything in my power to build a school system of which we can all be proud."

    Adkins has launched a bid to fill one of the three seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board up for grabs in the upcoming general election.

  • School chief questions state handling of federal funds

    CANNELTON - "The state is taking the position on federal funding and grants that they're going to reimburse us after we've spent the money that we don't have," Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a special school-board meeting July 29.

  • Zoning group to hear plans for Tell St.

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission will listen to a local company's request Tuesday to rezone land along Tell Street for a proposed storage project.

    The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear Focus Development Corp.'s request to rezone Blocks 371 and 391 from a residential to a commercial zoning designation. The company also wants the city to vacate portions of two unimproved streets.

  • Police crack supermarket burglary

    TELL CITY - A police investigation into a theft at a Tell City supermarket led to the arrests of three people and the detainment of a juvenile.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said money was reported missing July 14 from Noble's IGA.

    A review of footage from surveillance cameras allegedly showed a former employee, identified as Christina Basham, 22, of Cannelton, entering an area of the store that night where cash and checks were kept. Cigarettes were also taken.

  • School-board members say they'll try to retain seats

    TELL CITY - With a filing deadline approaching, two members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board said Tuesday they would pick up paperwork at the county courthouse to begin the process of retaining their seats.

  • Library director bristles at decision on out-of-state users

    TELL CITY - The state library didn't agree with an argument that Kentucky residents providing more sales tax in Perry County was an equivalent to taxes Indiana residents pay for services the Tell City-Perry County Public Library provides, Library Director Larry Oathout told board members Aug. 4.

    "They're saying we have no choice (about the fee) and I guess we don't," he said.

  • State transfer-tuition law changes

    TELL CITY - A change in state law that went into effect July 1 affects students transferring among school corporations, and "we're getting a lot of calls; other school corporations are, as well," said Laura Noble, assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., during a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

  • Concert planned for Sept. 24 at Eagles Bluff

    CANNELTON - Trying to give people more reasons to visit its largest park, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is planning a variety of activities at Eagles Bluff.

    The first concert to be held there has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and will feature Andy Brasher. A singer-songwriter from Owensboro, Ky., Brasher has written more than 200 songs and in 2007 released a CD, "Crows and Buzzers." Several radio stations have played tracks from that album.

  • Stephanie Bratcher wins News' landmarks contest

    TELL CITY - Stephanie Bratcher of Tell City wins a year's subscription to The Perry County News after winning this year's Schweizer Fest Scavanger Hunt. She was one of more than 20 readers, searching individually or in teams of friends and family, who correctly identified 20 photos.

  • Ress honored for 50-year anniversary as physician

    CHICAGO - Dr. Gene E. Ress of Tell City is being honored by the American Medical Association for his 50-year anniversary of graduation from medical school.

    "The AMA congratulates Dr. Ress on 50 years of dedication to the medical field profession," said Michael Maves, M.D., M.B.A., executive director and chief executive officer of AMA. "He has seen many changes in medicine in the last 50 years. We sincerely thank Dr. Ress for his commitment to this great profession."