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.

  • Local veteran addresses PTSD, suicide at D.C. conference


    Staff Writer


    The life’s journey we are about to embark is not an uncommon story. In nearly every community there are people who suffer from depression and battle thoughts of suicide. But for one former Tell City native, his struggles provide a silver lining – a personal crusade to help others combating such problems.

  • City to seek court decision on eyesore homes

    CANNELTON – An embattled owner of several dilapidated structures in Cannelton may soon have a new fight to retain possession of those properties. The city council took action Monday during a regular meeting that could give governmental control of several homes owned by a single real-estate developer whose business entities go by several names.

  • Statehouse services planned for Whitcomb

    INDIANAPOLIS – A public memorial service and standing honors ceremony are planned for former Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who died Feb. 4 at the age of 98. Hoosiers from around the state are encouraged to visit the Statehouse in Indianapolis to pay tribute to Whitcomb at events on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12.

    On Thursday, from noon to 4 p.m. EST, members of the Indiana State Police and the Indiana National Guard will present standing honors in the Statehouse rotunda. Members of the public are welcome to attend to pay respects and sign condolence books.

  • Waupaca to merge with Hitachi Metals auto group

    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry announced Tuesday it will merge with Hitachi Metals Automotive Components. Both companies are subsidiaries of Hitachi Metals Foundry America and executives said the move will deliver a more streamlined approach to cast, machine and assemble parts for the foundry’s automotive, off-highway and agricultural clients.

    Waupaca’s Tell City foundry is the county’s largest employer.

  • Malone: Rumors of sexual misconduct by sheriff’s deputy unfounded

    PERRY COUNTY – Social media comments about a county sheriff’s deputy that swirled on Facebook simply don’t match the facts, Sheriff Alan Malone said this week.

    Social media posts made Monday suggested a deputy sheriff was under investigation for sexual misconduct after a weekend incident in Troy Township.

    Malone confirmed Indiana State Police troopers are investigating a domestic battery case in which one person was charged and another jailed on an unrelated warrant.

  • County surveyor race to offer election rematch

    PERRY COUNTY – Incumbent Democrat Zac DeSpain and Republican David Lynch, have filed for the office of county surveyor.

    As of last Friday’s filing deadline, they were the only two candidates to file for that office. They will face each other in November’s general election.

    The deadline to file for May’s primary was noon, Feb. 5.

    The filings mark a rehash of the race DeSpain and Lynch pitted against each other 4 years ago when they both sought the office. DeSpain narrowly won the 2012 election.

  • Lent begins
  • Ellspermann helps kick off Bicentennial Lincoln Day Ceremony


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – The lieutenant governor herself headlined the 92nd Annual Lincoln Day celebration Sunday. Sue Ellspermann was only one of many guests however, with the small memorial chapel packed to capacity with those assembled to pay homage to Lincoln’s memory as Indiana celebrates the 200th anniversary of both its statehood and the arrival of the Lincoln family on the north shore of the Ohio.