Local News

  • I-64 pothole patching begins this week

    PERRY COUNTY– Drivers on Interstate 64 should watch for slow-moving pothole patching crews the next few weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 2 (today).

    Each day between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, patching crews will be working between Indiana 61 and Indiana 66 in Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties.

    Updated information and a map are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise service at http://indot.carsprogram.org/#roadReports/eventAlbum/incars-40999.

  • Tell City-Troy Township School Board work session Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a work session. The board decided at its January meeting to hold work sessions every other month. The board will discuss issues in the work sessions, which are open to the public, but will not take votes.

    On the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting are a review of proposals from financial advisers; a review of bus route bids, a discussion of possibly providing free textbooks to students, policy discussions and a review of long-term goals and planning.

  • No one hurt when semi collides with school bus

    TROY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated a property-damage accident on Indiana 66 near Troy Wednesday involving a semi-tractor trailer and a Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. bus.

    There were no injuries reported in the accident. However, there was damage to both vehicles. The bus was carrying one student and two school personnel (the driver and a bus monitor) at the time of the crash. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was found to have traveled left of center, causing the accident.

  • Ivy Tech, local schools partner to boost career readiness

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Students enrolled at Perry Central and Tell City high schools will receive more focused college preparation through a new partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.

    School and college leaders announced Thursday that the high schools are participating in the Ivy Tech College Connection Program.

  • Perry Central students deliver big ideas for upcoming projects


    LEOPOLD – Author Daniel Pink and his concept of student learning events known as “Fed Ex Days” are helping Perry Central students chart some innovating plans for improving their school.

    Teacher Jennifer Ball and students Marie Schwartz, Adrianna Linne and Sarah Harding spoke at the Jan. 12 meting of the Perry Central School Board about a recent Fed Ex Day.

  • Opening Soon

    Landscaping is underway at the new Perry County Memorial Hospital as work progresses toward an early May opening.

    Parking areas have been paved and the installation of floor covering is underway.

    An open house giving the public a chance to tour the facility will be scheduled ahead of the official opening.

  • Hospital board OKs food-service contract


    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees voted Wednesday to enter a contract with a national food-service provider to operate the hospital’s kitchen and food-services department.

    Terms of the contract with Morrison Healthcare were not released but the company will operate the kitchen at the soon-to-be-completed hospital on Indiana 237.

  • Tell City man charged with possessing child pornography


    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a seven-month investigation into allegations of crimes against children, specifically possessing child pornography.

    In July 2014, an investigation began on William A. Jordan, 64, of 824 Washington St., Apartment 203, Tell City. Police suspected Jordan of sharing pornographic images of children obtained through online websites.

  • Pet of the Week

    DOZER is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a beautiful boy who enjoys going for long walks and being with people.

    Dozer was brought to the shelter after being found as a stray Dec. 9, on Chestnut Grove Road in Tell City. However, his family did not claim him or report him missing, so now he is waiting patiently for a new home. To meet Dozer or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton.

  • Community foundation Trivia Night winners

    Members of the News Hounds, who won the Perry County Community Foundation’s trivia contest for the second year in a row.

    Pictured from left, Gordon Frakes, Trina Severson, Mike Chann, Wendy Freeman-Chann, Kelly Hess, Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Louie Hall and Larry Goffinet. The team was sponsored by the Perry County News.