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Today's News

  • Robotics tournament set at WTE Saturday

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will host a VEX Robotics Rodeo Roundup in Tell City on Saturday, Feb. 9. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with matches starting at 9:45 a.m.

  • Smith acquitted of felony charge in 2015 death

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    EditorTELL CITY – A Perry County man accused of causing the death of a Bristow teenager in a 2015 crash near St. Meinrad was acquitted Thursday of the more serious of two charges facing him.

    Brock Smith, 30, was charged with a Level 4 felony of causing death while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about three hours before finding Smith not guilty of the felony.

  • Arctic blast closes schools, stops mail

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – An arctic cold snap that paralyzed much of the Upper Midwest this week dealt a frigid but glancing blow to Perry County Wednesday, sending the mercury to near zero and closing schools and interrupting mail delivery. As of late Wednesday afternoon, however, major weather-related problems were scarce. 

  • Cold Old Man River
  • Pick Perry plans shift due to weather

    TELL CITY – Plans for this Friday’s Pick Perry Day have been changed with rain in the forecast. An evening winter celebration with food and hot cocoa had been planned in City Hall Park.

  • Barn, livestock lost in morning fire

    LEOPOLD – A Monday morning blaze destroyed a barn at the Jediah and Jody French farm off of London Fog Road. The fire was reported at 7:42 a.m. with Anderson Township and Central Perry fire departments responding. The barn and contents were a total loss.

    The fire claimed the lives of 16 ewes and 15 lambs. A heat lamp is a suspected cause of the fire.

  • Extension offering woodland invasive species course

    PERRY COUNTY – Invasive species invading your woodlot? Want in-depth training on the removal of invasive species? Need credit to renew your Category 2 pesticide license?

    Purdue Extension is offering a three-session in-depth training on woodland invasive species management. Extension Forester Ron Rathfon and Nursery Inspector Angela Rust will offer their expertise in identifying and managing weed and insect pests as well as exotic plant diseases.

    The program will be held at the Purdue Extension Office in Perry County, located at 65 Park Ave. in Tell City.

  • Peanut Brother

    It’s not unusual to find monks at work cooking, baking or brewing. Monastic communities around the world create products ranging from fruitcake and cookies to cheese and beer.

    At Saint Meinrad Archabbey, the Benedictine monks have “accidentally” begun making peanut butter.

    “It is really made by the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey,” said Brother Nathaniel Szidik, one of the project organizers. “It’s not one person, or two people or three people. It’s a community effort.”

  • Smith trial enters fourth day

    TELL CITY – The trial of Brock Smith will enter its fourth day today with the prosecution expected to conclude its case. Smith, 30, faces charges of causing death while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance as well as a separate charge of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his body. Smith was the driver of car that rear-ended a moped in 2015 on Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

    The driver of the moped, Phoenix Donaldson, 18, of Bristow was killed.

  • GAB posts ninth consecutive year of record earnings

    JASPER – German American Bancorp reported that the company has achieved record annual earnings for the year ended on Dec. 31, 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of record performance. This level of annual earnings performance resulted in a 12.1 return on shareholders’ equity for 2018, noting the 14th consecutive fiscal year in which the Company has delivered double-digit returns on shareholders’ equity. The company also announced a 13 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend.