Local News

  • Foster parents help brighten lives of Hoosier children

    TELL CITY - Since the end of May is fast approaching, the Indiana Department of Child Services reminds everyone that May is National Foster Care Appreciation Month.

    DCS would like to take this opportunity to thank all foster parents for their dedication to Indiana's children. Foster parents are important and invaluable in helping children in crisis.

    In addition, foster parents are an important partner with DCS to improve the chances that children can safely return to their families or another permanent home.   

  • Cash appointed township trustee

    PERRY COUNTY - Tom McCart, the county's Republican chairman, has announced the appointment of Michele "Shelly" Cash as Tobin Township trustee.

    The appointment was effective May 12 and follows the April 30 death of Trustee Elsie M. Keller.

    Cash can be reached at 547-4246.

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  • TC grad tapped for top job

    TELL CITY - A 1988 graduate of Tell City High School was selected Thursday to replace Laura Noble as principal at William Tell Elementary School.

    Sara A. Maas is serving as acting principal at Princeton Community Middle School and Lowell Elementary School in Princeton.

    She has also served as principal at Holy Spirit and Christ the King schools in Evansville, adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana and elementary teacher at South Vermillion Community Schools in Clinton. She has also served as a substitute here and in Evansville schools.

  • Police: teaching sub had sex with teen

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who has worked in local school classrooms as a substitute teacher was arrested Thursday on a charge he had sex with a female student at Perry Central High School.

    Tyler Roberts, 23, of 932 17th St., faces a Class B felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. He was arrested by Tell City Police officers and was being held Friday on $10,005 bail.

  • Coyle won't seek recount

    TELL CITY - A candidate who narrowly lost his race for county commissioner won't seek a recount of votes from the May 4 primary election.

    Chris Coyle, who lost to incumbent Gary Dauby by 23 votes, announced last week he would not seek a recount.

  • Two women jailed on felony meth charges

    TELL CITY - Two people were arrested Tuesday night on Class A felony drug charges after a 12th Street traffic stop netted more than 3 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

    Joyce E. Wetzel, 39, of 623 12th St., Tell City and Shannon Cronin, 42, of 9747 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, face Class A felonies of conspiracy to deal in methamphetamine as well as separate felonies of possessing meth, paraphernalia, marijuana and hypodermic needles.

  • Unwanted drugs, syringes to be collected June 11-12

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities June 11 and 12 to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. June 11 at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

    Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon June 12 at the Tell City Fire Department, 12th and Mozart streets.

  • PCJW membership drive dinner Thursday

    ROCKY POINT - The Perry County Junior Women will host a membership drive dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille.  

    Potential members will be guests of the organization and will be eligible for a door prize.

    The Perry County Junior Women's mission is to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

    Membership is open to all ages. Reservations for the dinner, which are due Tuesday, can be made by calling Stephanie Epple at 547-4999.

  • Reception to honor Whitcomb

    TELL CITY - A reception May 26 at the Schergens Center in Tell City will mark the showing of "The Life and Times of Edgar Whitcomb," a television documentary on the former governor's life.

    Whitcomb, who served from 1969 through January 1973, has lived in the Rome area for several years.

    The ceremony Wednesday begins with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of the program at 7, followed by a discussion.