Local News

  • Ivy Tech offering free financial aid application workshop

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College will offer assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by hosting a workshop from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at its Tell City campus.

    The workshop is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to pre-register for the event by calling 547-7915.

    Most students enrolled at higher education institutions must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for federal financial aid, including grants and loans.

  • Mandatory 10-digit dialing in 812 area to begin Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Come Saturday, people dialing telephone numbers in the 812 are code will need to dial 10 numbers when trying to reach out and touch someone.

    Beginning Saturday, all local calls made within the 812 area must be placed using the 10-digit telephone number (area code + the 7-digit telephone number). Calls that are currently local will continue to be local, even though 10-digit dialing will be required.

  • Works board OKs Mozart Street closure for Blackie’s auction

    By Vince Luecke

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Works Board granted a request Monday by a Tell City auction service to close a portion of Mozart Street next month for what is expected to be one of the largest auctions in recent history.

    Dixon Auction and Realty will auction off the contents of the former Blackie’s Tire Shop Saturday, March 14. It will be part of a two-day estate sale of items owned by the late Bruce Paulin

  • Skate park may close for good due to damage, liability issues

    By Vince Luecke
    TELL CITY – Damaged equipment shuttered Tell City’s skate park nearly two years ago. Now, concerns about mounting liability could close the area off for good.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing, speaking at Monday’s meeting of the city’s works board, said damaged equipment in the skate park, located adjacent to Roy Fenn Park, is being removed to lessen the city’s liability should someone be injured.

  • INDOT schedules meeting on bridge work

    By Vince Luecke

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting this month to discuss plans and gather input on proposed maintenance and repainting of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Beekeeping workshop set for Feb. 17

    LEOPOLD – The Feb. 17 winter workshop will be hosted by the Perry Central FFA and Purdue Master Gardeners in partnership with Purdue Extension in Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers.
    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Perry Central ag building.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467-1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • Perry Central kindergartners celebrate 100 Days of School

    Kindergartners at Perry Central Community School recently celebrated 100 days of school. Students took part in activities such as reading 100 books, building 100-cup pyramids and bringing 100 of an item to school.

    Some parents even made T-shirts to celebrate the 100th day.

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces newly created scholarships, endowments

    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund
    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb believe it’s important to encourage students to further their education and achieve their maximum potentials. That’s why the former governor and his wife created the Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund to benefit a Perry Central student each year. The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund, created through the Perry County Community Foundation, will be awarded for the first time this spring.

  • Tip about suspicious vehicle leads to two arrests

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Police Department officers arrested two people Jan. 19 on multiple drug charges.

    According to Police Chief Lee Hall, April D. Northerner, 31, and James P. Harper, 30, both of Tell City were arrested by Patrolman Ryan Smith.

    Smith was dispatched to the 400 block of Knight Street in Cannelton to investigate a vehicle that had been reported as suspicious.