Local News

  • Tell City man loses life in workplace accident

    ST. MEINRAD – An accident early Friday morning at Automated Routing near St. Meinrad left one employee dead. Randell Harris, 52, of Tell City sustained a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead on scene at 8 a.m.

    According to Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller, Harris had been sweeping the floor of sawdust when he apparently lost his footing, tripped backwards and hit his head on machinery.

  • Tax assessment on classified forests may increase




    PERRY COUNTY – A bill under consideration before the Indiana General Assembly would increase the property-tax valuation of more than 25,000 acres of classified forest in Perry County.

    If adopted and signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, Senate Bill 308 would increase the per-acre assessment on classified forest  dramatically, from $1 to $13.29. However, landowners would still be paying far less in taxes than if their acreage was not enrolled in the statewide conservation program.

  • Tell City man dead in workplace accident

    ST. MEINRAD – An accident early this morning at Automated Routing near St. Meinrad left one employee dead. Randell Harris, 52, of Tell City sustained a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead on scene at 8 a.m.

  • Purdue Extension Crop Day March 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District and Purdue Extension will present the annual Crop Day program Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at the St. Meinrad Community Center.
    The cost is $5, which includes a meal.
    The two topics discussed will be “Healthy Soils, Clean Water: Keeping the Nutrients in the Field” by Purdue Professor Eileen Kladivko and “Using the Herbicide Classification Chart” by Sara Dzimianski a Perry County extension educator. Reservations are due by March 1. To register, call (812) 547-7084.

  • 2015 St. Mary’s Derby Cemetery Report

    DERBY – The 2015 financial report for St. Mary’s Derby Cemetery has been released.
    Donations/Interest from CDs/Internment Fees, $1,009.42
    Mowing/Bank Fees $3,918.00

  • Lenten fish fry and craft beer festival coming March 18

    FERDINAND – St. Benedict’s Brew Works will sponsor an all-you-can eat fish fry and craft-beer event Friday, March 18, in the Sisters of St. Benedict Event Hall in Ferdinand.
    Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time and will continue into the evening. There will also be live music.
    Meals will include all-you-can-seat fish, slaw and baked macaroni and cheese, desserts from the kitchens at the Sisters of St. Benedict and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, tea, lemonade and coffee. Carry-outs will be available and there will be a separate carry-out serving line.

  • Hospital introduces PET-CT scanner

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital is introducing its newest medical imaging diagnostic service, a positron emission tomography–computed tomography scan, better known as a PET-CT scan.
    This scanner is state-of-the-art equipment used to help diagnose cancer and other diseases. The scan is performed at Perry County Memorial Hospital and is interpreted by hospital radiologists. This service is available every Friday.

  • Police planning St. Patrick’s traffic blitz

    TELL CITY – As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities.
    But, did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

  • Perry County’s solid-waste bills due by Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – This year’s Perry County Solid Waste Management District fee, assessed on all home and business owners in the county, is payable on or before Tuesday, March 15.
    Payments not received or postmarked by that date will be considered late and a penalty of $20 will be added to the original $32, increasing the total amount due to $52 for each property.
    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property. Bills will be mailed to owners of mobile homes around March 20 and payments will be due May 17.

  • Chamber to host Saturday legislative update

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse representatives will take part in a Saturday, March 5, legislative update sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.
    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold will attend the gathering, which will begin at 9 a.m. in the chamber offices located at 601 Main St. in Tell City.
    The two legislators will speak for an hour on bills being considered in Indianapolis. After the briefing, they will field questions. The public is encouraged to attend and light refreshments will be served.