Today's News

  • Tell City outlines levee-maintenance plan

    TELL CITY - A letter dispatched from City Hall last week to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spells out Tell City's plans to address maintenance concerns over the community's floodwall and earthen levee.

    A spring inspection turned up several maintenance and right-of-way issues, including trees growing within the Corps' right-of-way and a gravel roadway that cuts into the toe of the levee.

  • Firearms request holstered

    Chief says he'll address concerns

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting Wednesday a purchase request that would increase local law-enforcement officers' firepower at no cost to the county.

  • School board gets construction suggestions

    Members: Time for community to speak up

    TELL CITY - Ten of the 12 members of two building committees who voted during a Sept. 4 meeting at Tell City High School preferred one option for improving the building, but weren't sure they could get enough community support to spend the $16.1 million it would cost.

    Now Tell City-Troy Township School Board members are considering the same dilemma.

    Turnout was light when the committees met one week ago in the high school's library, but discussion was pointed.

  • Attempted-murder trial delayed

    TELL CITY - The trial of a Tell City man charged last year with trying to kill his ex-wife's husband has been rescheduled for November.

    Nicholas D. Brown faces a Class A felony charge of attempted murder, as well as two counts of neglect of a dependent, impersonation of a public servant, theft and carrying a handgun without a license.

    He had been scheduled to stand trial in Perry Circuit Court Sept. 29 but a defense motion for a continuance reset the trial for Nov. 17.

  • Curb-jumping driver jailed

    TELL CITY - Police said a Tell City man was drunk behind the wheel of his girlfriend's car Thursday evening when he drove off 19th Street.

  • TCJHS back-to-school night Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will have a back-to-school night with a book fair and chili supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The Parent-Teacher Community Alliance will have a table set up at the event to provide information about the group and to ask for volunteers.

    For more information or questions contact Terria Zuelly, PTCA president, at 719-4864.

  • War always a terrible endeavor

    In last week's "our view" (Sept. 1 editorial) you talked about "our responsibility for the results of our wars."

    I wasn't in town at the time but I wonder if the same lament was made when in the 1990s we bombed Bosnia or when cruise missiles hit an aspirin factory in Africa and another cruise missile hit a camp that Osama Bin Laden had left several days before.

    Did the editorial then read that we were responsible for the deaths that occurred as a result of these attacks by America, or just now because George Bush is president?

  • Honor system lacks honor

    Fifty cents won't buy a cup of coffee any more, or even a candy bar. But a pair of quarters will still get you a copy of this newspaper, whether from the counters of the stores that sell The News or from one of the blue news boxes scattered around town.

  • Take a stand: Let's stop drug, underage drinking problems

    It's time to take a stand, Perry County. The underage drinking cases, driving-while-intoxicated arrests and overall drug problems need to end.

    Each week, The News goes to the county courthouse and sorts through the criminal, civil and small-claims files to compile our records section. And each week the same names keep popping up, often for the same offense, and even worse, the ages keep getting younger and younger.

  • Braves outspike Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Two Tecumseh girls made 10 kills apiece as the Braves beat Perry Central 25-14, 25-11, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central with five kills and Megan Hedinger added four.

    Tessa Lynch had eight assists and Sloan Harpenau added five.

    Lynch also made seven digs and Hilarie Hahus made six. Lynch served two aces.

    Tecumseh won the junior varsity match 25-14, 25-21. Olivia Schroeder made six kills and served five aces for Perry Central.