Local News

  • Jail issues to be shared with public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting next week.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

  • IDEM wants to sample water from local wells

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting a statewide groundwater quality survey and is looking for residential well owners in Perry County to participate. IDEM is in the first year of sampling, and hopes to revisit each of the sites annually, said Kris Vance, coordinator for Lincoln Hills Rural Conservation and Development.

    The sampling won't cost homeowners anything and they'll receive copies of the results. Individual results will be kept confidential with collected data helping to gauge the quality of groundwater in the area.

  • Saving William Tell

    William Tell's steady aim saved the life of his son. Hundreds of years later, two local brothers have devoted their time and talents to preserve a 60-year-old painting of the Swiss leader.

  • Port officials accept low bid from Kentucky firm

    TELL CITY - Associated Railroad Contractors Inc., of Louisville, Ky., was the low bidder for work needed along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line with a proposal $20,000 under the engineer's estimate.

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  • Hospital trustees OK new software, security camera purchases

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees approved purchases of computer software used by nurses and additional cameras that will monitor clinics around the county.

    Meeting Aug. 26 for their monthly session, trustees approved spending $13,000 for Java Nursing, a computer software system will alert nurses to new medical orders as well as other critical information. Nurses will be able to jump from one screen to the other easily. The existing system now makes users retrace their steps before entering a new information field.

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  • Rainbow Pay Lake burglarized

    DERBY - Indiana State Police are investigating the theft of fishing supplies, a golf cart and other equipment last week from Rainbow Pay Lake on Indiana 70 near Derby. According to Trooper Brent Hoover, Pay Lake operator Jeff Piper reported Aug. 29 that someone broke into the business and took a red EZGO golf cart with a white roof, as well as fishing poles. An office was also ransacked.

    Anyone with information on the break-in or the location of stolen items is encouraged to call state police at (800) 742-7475.

  • Doors to new Christmas store will open Friday in Kringle Place Center

    SANTA CLAUS - A new attraction in Santa Claus is opening at 10 a.m. in the Kringle Place Shopping Center. The Santa Claus Christmas Store features more than 6,500 square feet of retail space including gifts, indoor and outdoor Christmas lights, wreaths, tree trimmings, nativities, Christmas yard art, home décor and collectibles.

    Commercial decorations and lighting will also be offered along with an online store currently under development. The store opens daily at 10 a.m.

  • Soldiers' lawsuit against KBR progresses

    TELL CITY - "I understand and accept there's danger with my line of service," said a lieutenant colonel who served at the Qarmat Ali water-treatment facility in Iraq. "What's very difficult for me to accept is if I'm working for KBR and they have knowledge of hazardous chemicals on the ground that can cause cancer and not share that knowledge, then that is putting my men at risk that is unnecessary. I'm very upset over that. Today I'm very, very upset. I feel like they should be ashamed that they did that."

  • Couple accused of defrauding Wal-Mart

    TELL CITY - A husband-and-wife team successfully defrauded Wal-Mart of electronics and other items before their arrest Aug. 21, Tell City police said.

    According to probable-cause affidavits filed in the case by Patrolman Greg Linne, Emilie A. Bostic allowed her husband, Daniel A. Bostic, to walk out of the store with DVD players, telephones and GPS units while she worked at the retailer.