Local News

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 16
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  • ATTC Manufacturing donates to relocate Derby swing set


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department and the Derby Community Association have raised money to move a swing set at Derby’s Mulzer Park to higher ground there to eliminate frequent damage by flooding.

  • Bluegrass sounds to kick off Schweizer Fest Aug. 1


    TELL CITY – Some of the top area names in bluegrass will converge on City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of a growing pre-Schweizer Fest tradition.

    The free bluegrass concert from 3 to 8 p.m. is hosted by the Tell City Regional Arts Association and supported this year by the county’s Realtors. City Councilman Tony Hollinden, speaking at last Monday’s council meeting, said he expects a large turnout for what will be the third consecutive year of bluegrass music in the park before Schweizer Fest week.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; July 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual vacation Bible school will be held at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills beginning 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.

    The 2015 VBS theme is “Blast to the Past.”  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Several people attended the annual Independence Day celebration at the Ole Lynch Homeplace near Doolittle Mills Saturday, July 4. Lots of food, music and fireworks were enjoyed by all.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; July 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The annual vacation Bible school at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be held next week. It is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13 and will continue throughout Friday, July 17, with the closing program held Friday night. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme for this year is “Blast to the Past.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; July 9

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Herman Epple who passed away June 30, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. We will remember Herman as a music lover playing his harmonica, even though he was a farmer of the Huffman area for many years.

    Also, our condolences to Patricia “Tweet” Wilkerson of the rural Tell City area, near Derby, who passed away of an apparent heart attack July 1, 2015. She loved her family gatherings.

  • Local war hero and author to be featured on Nat Geo segment


    Staff Writer


    A local soldier’s story of his time fighting in Baghdad will be featured Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, in a series about the decade of the 2000s on the National Geographic Channel. “The 2000s: A New Reality,” will air at 9 p.m. Eastern and feature commentary and images from Spencer County native Anthony Farina and his book, “Angels in Sadr City: The Final Battle for Baghdad.”

  • West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes from county

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed that mosquitoes collected in Perry County on June 26 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

    The virus usually causes West Nile fever, a relatively mild illness causing fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. However, some individuals develop a more serious form of the disease that can cause potentially deadly cases of encephalitis or meningitis, muscle paralysis and other severe syndromes.

  • Comprehensive plan gets nod from commissioners


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A list detailing priority improvements that could be conducted throughout Perry County took a leap forward Monday after the board of commissioners voted to accept a draft resolution regarding those plans during their regular meeting.