Local News

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child


    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman charged with battering a child she was caring for remained in jail Friday under a $1,500 bond.

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police about a possible case of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Quality of Life group nominated for state award

    PERRY COUNTY – Ball State University has nominated the Perry County Quality of Life Committee for its 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. It recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.

    Operating under the umbrella of the Perry County Development Corp., the local committee was formed to enhance the quality of life for residents and to develop a vision for the future.

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  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union coming to county


    TELL CITY – The number of financial institutions serving the needs of Perry Countians is about to grow by one as Hoosier Hills Credit Union moves forward with plans to open a branch on Tell City’s north side.

    The credit union’s president and chief executive officer, George McNichols, spoke to Tell City Kiwanis July 16 and said design work is underway for the structure, which will be located on Payne Street across from Family Dollar. A sign is located where the structure will be built.

  • Twilight Towers to host breakfast

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 16 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.

    July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Joe Noble, Wilma Langdon, Carolyn Walters, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Mona Howell, Gib Foertsch, Sherill Hoosier and Rick Hess.

    On Aug. 23, the council will host a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast fundraiser begining at 7 a.m. with end time to be determined. A bake sale will take place at the same time and place. All are welcome.

  • Holiday World plans ‘Thunderbird’

    SANTA CLAUS – The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015.

    Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 feet in the air.

  • Young to attend Kennedy Center theater program

    TELL CITY – Wesley Young was chosen to attend the annual Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C.

    He is the son of Brenda G. Lee of Bowling Green and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City.

    Young was chosen from among applicants nationwide for one of 16 available slots for participants.

  • Lilly Dale Church of Christ to host revival

    GATCHEL – Lilly Dale Church of Christ will host a revival meeting beginning Sunday, Aug. 3 through Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Sunday morning service will start at 10 a.m. and each evening service will begin at 7 pm.

  • William Tell Elementary’s back-to-school cookout planned for Aug. 4

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will host a back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

    There will be free food, games, school supplies, drawings for prizes and information about new programs.

    Many teachers will be available to meet families at 6 p.m. This year, parents and guardians may pay book fees online beginning Monday, Aug. 4.

    For more information, contact Wendi Rich at 547-0506 or by email at wendi.rich@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Tractor club annual ride set for Aug. 2

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will have its fourth annual Tractor Ride Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Sign up for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club and then travel to Oriole, then south on Indiana 66 to the Alton-Buzzard Roost Road and then travel to Magnet.

    After a break, the tractor ride will return to the Branchville Clubhouse. The round trip will be approximately 30 miles. The cost is $5 per tractor for members and $15 for nonmembers, which includes membership to the club.