Local News

  • Trash department asks tags be placed on bag handles

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Trash Department and pickup crew is asking residents when tagging their trash during winter months to place the tag around the handle of the bag (as pictured) and securing both ends together. Tags affixed to bags flatly may come off due to low temperatures. Residents with questions should call the trash department at (812) 547-3266.

    Tell City Trash Collection Recycling Program Guidelines

  • Enroll in Perry County 4-H by Jan. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – Don’t miss out on any of the fun opportunities that 4-H offers! 4-H members learn life skills such as responsibility, time management, problem-solving and communication while completing fun, hands-on projects and activities.

    If you haven’t already enrolled in 4-H for 2016, act quickly. Online enrollment closes statewide Jan. 15. Club activities have begun, and winter is a great time to work on 4-H projects.

  • Gov. Edgar Whitcomb dies in Rome at the age of 98

    ROME – Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who rose from humble rural Indiana roots to become a leader on the seas of war and in the Indiana Statehouse, died Thursday at his home in Perry County.  He was 98 years old.

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called Whitcomb a friend and a great Hoosier who inspired countless others with his bravery and public service.

  • Council approves possible funds advance; manufacturer’s abatement

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council acted on several issues at its members’ Jan. 28 meeting. The group voted to authorize County Auditor Pam Goffinet to acquire temporary financial advancements from the debt-services detention center fund. That money can be used to help stabilize health and cumulative-capital accounts when balances run low.

    Goffinet explained the county annually seeks similar transfers and the money is repaid when it receives disbursement of funds in the spring and fall.

  • Remains identified as county man

    HARRISON COUNTY – The remains of a body found in Harrison County have been identified as a Perry County man missing for nearly two years.

    Authorities in Harrison County said the remains are of 56-year-old George Ronald Schmidt Jr. He was missing since February 2014 and was last seen in Mauckport.

  • SWCD offering landowners admission to March 2 grazing meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a maximum of 10 livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

  • Landmark smokestack coming down at archabbey
  • Local video production company expands scope


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Larry Peter, a Perry County native and the owner of Power Plant Productions, once worked solely in New Orleans but now more than ever, he considers Perry County his family’s home.

    Power Plant productions does all kinds of audio/video work from commercials to producing original music. The company wasn’t always so versatile, and it used to be in a very different place, both geographically and in its range of services.

  • Two local groups sharing grants to improve air quality

    PERRY COUNTY – South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, announced the initial grant awards for a program aimed at improving air quality in the area.

    Five awardees in Perry and Spencer counties received funds totaling $239,255 toward the implementation of a variety of diesel emission projects valued at more than $990,000.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars find kindred soul in Tell City


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Some avid American Pickers watchers have probably already seen the episode of the hit reality show that features Tell City collector J.R. Flynn’s collection. It first aired on the History Channel Jan. 27, and then again at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

    The episode featured pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz dissecting Flynn’s vast collection, which boasts many vehicles, toys, motorcycles, gas pumps and “every metal lunchbox made in the U.S. from 1935 to 1987.”