Local News

  • Tell City annexation case back before judge today

    TELL CITY – Questions over the validity of some signatures in the ongoing legal challenge against Tell City’s annexation efforts may be answered during an afternoon hearing scheduled for today in Perry Circuit Court.

    The hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, will focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office months ago for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • Newspaper staffers win press association awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Local newspaper organizations were well represented at an awards presentation Saturday in Indianapolis hosted by the Hoosier State Press Association. Staff, who serve both The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat, won several accolades for writing and page design, as did those at the Spencer County Leader.

  • County, communities to raise bicentennial flags

    PERRY COUNTY – Four flags will be  raised simultaneously Friday as Hoosiers begin to mark their state’s bicentennial.

    In cities, towns and counties across the state,  official Indiana Bicentennial flags will be raised at noon (11 a.m. Central time), along with proclamations announcing the kickoff of Indiana’s Bicentennial year.

    Locally, ceremonies are planned at 11 a.m. at four locations.

    • The Perry County Courthouse

    • Troy Fire Station

    • City Hall in Tell City

  • City’s canine handler, dog to get new ride




    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new canine officer and his German shepherd partner will soon have a new ride.

    The city’s board of public works and safety voted Monday to approve a 2016 Ford Interceptor for the Tell City Police Department and Canine officer Jason Shadwick.

  • Teaching assistants face reduced hours at Tell City schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Information recently conveyed to the Tell City School Corp. from the federal level could mean changes in the number of hours teacher’s aides are allowed to log. According to Schools Superintendent John Scioldo, non-certified staff could lose up to 2.5 hours toward their weekly pay.

  • Library board approves long-term plan, with some revisions


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – At its regular meeting, the Library Board of Trustees revised its strategic long-term plan for 2016-18 and approved two tabled items.

    The strategic long-term plan includes four main points of focus. They are improving library publicity, improving staff skills and knowledge, improving outreach to schools and sustaining and expanding current service while incorporating industry trends.

  • IDEM sets hearing for Waupaca landfill


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A proposed landfill for Waupaca Foundry will soon undergo a public comment period. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will convene a hearing at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

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  • $250,000 secured for regional training program


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Adults seeking to bolster their employability may be able to do so through a regional training initiative spearheaded by Tell City officials and the Perry County Development Corp. The mayor’s office announced Wednesday they had secured a $250,000 grant through the Work Force Development Program administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

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