Local News

  • Perry-Spencer WalkAmerica event earns No. 4 ranking

    TELL CITY - In a ceremony held in Indianapolis last weekend, the Perry-Spencer County WalkAmerica event was honored as the No. 4 walk in Indiana.

    This year's event raised more than $19,000 to support March of Dimes initiatives.

    "It is so wonderful to see the people of Perry and Spencer Counties come together every year to support such a wonderful cause," said Autumne Baker, community director for the March of Dimes.

  • Rec director works to protect restroom investment

    TELL CITY - Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams is working to ensure $166,000 in matching funds remain credited to a restroom project for the Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    He received a call two weeks ago from an Indiana Department of Transportation engineer who's coordinating grant funding for the project, he told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 5. The engineer told him the commissioners need to sign a new agreement to replace one they signed in 2004.

  • Elementary principal honored

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School's top educator is the Indiana Association of School Principals' top elementary leader in her district and will learn in six days if she's the top elementary principal in the state.

  • Boosters raising funds through sale of fruit packages

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Band Booster organization is conducting its annual fruit-sale fund-raiser until Nov. 19.

    Orders can be taken by any band member or band family. Some of the fruit boxes available are oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and assorted-fruit boxes.

    The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Sandra James for more information at 547-2280.

  • New library parking lot ready for use

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library's new parking lot is now open, but there's one small glitch - patrons keep parking in the entrance area.

    Library employees noticed the problem after Ruhe Drainage and Excavation Inc. striped the lot last week and removed the first two parking spaces to create an entrance into the new lot.

  • Company wins more time to open Troy plant

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has granted a Waupaca, Wis., company's request to extend the time it has to begin operating a new machining plant near Troy.

    The city entered into a land lease-purchase agreement with Automated Machine Products in early 2006 after the company announced plans to construct and equip a 32,000-square-foot plant in Tell City's industrial park it said would machine specialty automotive products.

  • News gathering Santa letters, holiday recipes

    TELL CITY - Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published Dec. 20 - just in time for Santa to read them.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News' office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools will be asked to write letters.

  • Rescue efforts go high-tech

    PERRY COUNTY - In the midst of their search for an elderly Alzheimer's patient lost in northern Perry County this spring, members of the county's rescue squad relied on more than experience and teamwork. At their disposal were laptop computers loaded with high-quality aerial maps and global-positioning units able to chart their location in relation to the missing man's car, from which he had wandered two days before, and one another.

  • Property-tax deadline looms

    PERRY COUNTY - Several Perry County offices will be open late Tuesday to accept fall property-tax payments due that day.

    The offices of treasurer, auditor, assessor and recorder will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The courthouse is closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

    Taxpayers can make property-tax payments at the following Old National Bank locations: the main branch at 529 Main St. and the drive-in next to the Main Street location. Payments can also be made at the Southside branch, which will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

  • McBrayer defeated; Democrats win five of seven contests

    CANNELTON - Morris "Smokey" Graves said after election results were announced Tuesday he "expected a close race because it was a good, straightforward campaign by both camps," a theme expressed by several victorious and unsuccessful candidates.

    Graves earned 313, or 54.53 percent of the votes cast for Cannelton mayor. Incumbent Melvin McBrayer fell 52 votes shy, taking 45.47 percent of the 574 votes cast.

    "It's a good feeling to win the second time out," Graves said in reference to an unsuccessful campaign four years ago. "That first time, it hurt."