Local News

  • School board recognizes tech department, students


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Highlighting the technological knowledge of students at Tell City Junior Senior High School, the school board heard Tuesday several advances the school is making.

    With wins at numerous recent technology competitions, including Ivy Tech’s onboard skills contest and a STEM contest at Oakland City University, success there has some students who weren’t planning on attending college changing their minds.

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  • Burst line creates havoc for TC water utility




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department spent the latter half of last week battling a worsening water leak whose location confounded crews until Friday.

    The leak, eventually located between Indiana 66 and Fennhaven Lake, had grown worse since the middle of last week and had caused low water pressure in several areas. The city issued a notice through social media Thursday asking residents to report any water leaks they might see. Customers were also asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption.

  • Police ID bodies found in Ohio River




    TROY – The death of a Louisville, Ky., woman found floating in the Ohio River near Troy last week has been ruled a homicide and Indiana State Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in their investigation. 

    State police issued a press release Friday night, identifying the woman as 30-year-old Sarah Lindsay Ipock. After an autopsy Friday evening, state police said Ipock died of causes related to foul play. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

  • Wednesday fire triggered by lightning strike

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire that damaged a home on Brushy Fork Road was caused by a lightning strike, Tell City’s fire chief said.

    Firefighters were called to the Larry Kleeman residence at 9503 Brushy Fork Road at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Fire Chief Greg Linne said the fire began in the basement and was triggered by a lightning strike that followed a cable into the home. A thunderstorm with lightning was passing through the area and Linne said he saw the flash of a large bolt of lightning and the resulting thunderclap. The fire call was paged just minutes later.

  • TC Water Department coninues search for leak

    UPDATE : The Perry County Health Department has warned if the source of a water leak cannot be found and isolated, all Tell City restaurants may be required to close their doors.


    Stand by for more info.



  • Perry County’s own ‘Bison-tennial’ bison arrives
  • Local church plans to open new food pantry


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Chestnut Grove Church of Christ, in Tell City, will host a food pantry, beginning Sunday, May 15. The pantry will open each Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

    Church member Darren Echterling will run the pantry, with help from a few fellow church members, including his wife.

    Echterling said organizers have been collecting pantry items since January in order to build up the inventory. “We don’t want to send anyone away hungry,” said Echterling.

  • Champions’ will, Olympic hearts

    TELL CITY – Shouts of encouragement and smiles of enjoyment were plentiful during the 2016 Perry County Special Olympics, held Saturday, May 7, at Legion Field in Tell City.

  • Former Perry Central teacher translates Whitman tribute

    TELL CITY – Fans of the 19th-century poet Walt Whitman may be interested in a newly published bilingual edition of Hispanic-American poet Luis Alberto Ambroggio’s recent tribute to Whitman.

    “Todos somos Whitman,” or We Are All Whitman, is Ambroggio’s literary response, primarily, to Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”