• Nominations sought for farm award

    PERRY COUNTY –Since 1999, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program. The statewide initiative recognizes farmers who, through good production management practices, help keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

    Annually, each county Soil and Water Conservation District may nominate up to two farmers who do an outstanding job of protecting their rivers, lakes and streams through their everyday conservation management practices on the farm.

  • Consumer reports mailed

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department mailed its annual consumer-confidence report last week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers. It informs of the quality and status of the water. Customers who don’t receive a copy may pick one up at the Water Department office in City Hall.

  • Know which property-tax deductions you qualify for

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Pamela Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. There is a one-time filing requirement for deductions, so previous enrollment is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec.31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2018.

  • K&K Dirtworks presented EDGE award for vision, entrepreneurship

    SPEEDWAY – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, honored multiple Indiana businesses with the Economic Development and Growth Through Entrepreneurship or EDGE Awards, recognizing each company for its work to help grow Indiana’s economy.

  • Summer chill spot
  • Dance Haven to offer more classes

    TELL CITY – Dance Haven, dance studio of Tell City held its first recital Saturday, May 6, since their opening. The Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium held over 700 fans of the 113 dance students, from ages 3 years to teens, that performed.

  • Leadership Perry County graduates
  • Tell City Electric Department recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, assistant director of utility operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Life in Perry County




    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of columns from residents about Perry County. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee.


    My life has truly been blessed. I have a wonderful wife and children; I have my health; I have tremendous friends; I have thoroughly enjoyed the jobs I have had; and I am fortunate to live in Perry County.

  • Applicants sought for LHDC development account program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to have funds available for the Individual Development Account Program. Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn, save for a home down payment, complete home rehabilitation  if  a homeowner, purchase a vehicle, start or expand a business and attend post secondary education while watching their savings matched up to $1,000 annually.