Local News

  • Rome bicentennial planning meeting Dec. 7

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Rome Courthouse. The group is working on plans for activities in 2018 to mark the 200th anniversary of the courthouse. Events and dates are expected to be finalized at the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

  • Broken parts for baby Jesus; broken hearts for K of C
  • Perry County Memorial Hospital announces two New Year’s babies

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital had an exciting New Year’s as they helped welcome two New Year’s babies into 2018.

    Baby Maison Oliver Ray was born first at 2:20 a.m. to proud parents Ashley Bryant and Cody Sanchez. Maison weighed 4 pounds and 8 ounces and measured 17 ¾ inches long. Baby Maison was eager to enter on New Year’s Day as his expected due date was not until mid-February.

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  • Job fair postponed until Feb. 1 due to weather

    TELL CITY – A job fair slated for today at the Schergens Center has been postponed due to the recent snowstorms and rescheduled for Feb. 1. The times will remain the same. Students will meet with businesses from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is then invited to attend from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • New owners cooking up success on Tell Street




    Like most couples, Shawn and Kelly Perryman are used to hard work. Shawn worked 20 years at Masterbrand Cabinets in Ferdinand and successfully rose through the ranks at the largest cabinet manufacturer in North America.

  • Port authority hoping for big year


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A strong Perry County Port Authority fiscal report for 2017 presents a litany of opportunities for growth in the upcoming year.

  • Aided by rate increase, TC water utility had busy 2017




    TELL CITY – It was  a busy year for the Tell City Water Department, which saw implementation of a rate increase that helped the utility make needed upgrades and repairs during 2017, Superintendent Dale Poole said Tuesday.

    The first water board meeting of the year was held Tuesday, a one-day delay due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    Major milestones he outlined included:

  • LEAD conference set in Jasper

    JASPER – The sixth annual Young Women LEAD Conference is scheduled for March 7 at Vincennes University Jasper Campus and the Jasper Arts Center.

    Young Women LEAD is a free all-day conference for local high school girls in ninth through12th grade living in Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties. Focused on girls’ Leadership, Education and Development, the conference empowers young women to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential.

  • Public hearing to outline Troy water projects




    TROY – A public hearing early next month will give customers of Troy’s water utility an opportunity to hear an outline of planned improvements to the town’s water system – and efforts to remove manganese from drinking water.

    The hearing will also present information on anticipated rate increases that will cover 40 years of bond payments for the work.