Local News

  • GAB hosting customer-appreciation event Friday at Main Street bank

    TELL CITY – German American will host a Customer Celebration Cookout and Shred Day community event Friday, Sept. 12. Employees will be grilling kebobs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for customers at their office located at 645 Main St. in Tell City.

    Piranha Mobile Shredding, an on-site shredding service, will be at the German American office to provide shredding service to safely destroy old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, and any other sensitive documents.

  • Hummingbird migration a sure sign of autumn

    Staff Writer

    For many, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Although days are still warm, we begin to see cooler, earlier evenings. Many flowering plants have traded blooms for seed. Everywhere in nature, we see signs of approaching fall.

    These are the weeks I watch for migratory birds and the familiar vee-shaped lines of flocks in the sky as they make their fascinating journey to warmer climes.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre transitioning to new management

    LINCOLN CITY –  The governing board of directors for the Lincoln Amphitheatre, the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association, is in negotiations regarding a transition to new management for the Lincoln Amphitheatre and restructuring of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association.

    As a result of this ongoing process, the production of “Route 66” scheduled for Sept. 12-14 has regretfully been canceled.  All ticket holders are being directly contacted with additional information concerning their ticket purchases.  

  • Expect scammers to use nude celebrities as ‘click bait’

    EVANSVILLE – The Better Business Bureau is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of nude-celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking on links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

  • Meeting on And-Tro improvements today

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority is filing an application with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for funding of a water system improvements project for their existing water system.

    There will be a public information meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, (today) at 5 p.m. at And-Tro Water Authority, 14100 Old State Road 37, Tell City, to discuss the proposed project.

    A representative of Midwestern Engineers Inc. will be there to explain the current situation and the improvements planned for the system. 

  • New playground equipment is a hit

    Kindergarten families were invited to celebrate the grand opening of the kindergarten playground at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday evening.

    The equipment and soft surfacing, all original to the building, were replaced over the summer.  Funding came from the school corporation and the William Tell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Through a company grant that was applied for and received, the school received a 40-percent discount on the equipment.

  • Perry County tax sale to offer properties Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will conduct a tax sale Monday, Sept. 8, for properties that have delinquent taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

    In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties that remain unpaid from the prior year’s spring installment.

    Perry County will offer the tax sale certificates at a public sale that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, and penalties.

  • Grant will fund prescription drop-off box at police station


    TELL CITY – A grant from CVS will allow the Tell City Police Department to install a prescription-drug drop-off box later this year for year-round collection of unwanted medications.

    Police Chief Greg Hendershot said the unit will be installed this fall and will be located in the lobby area of the station. The area is secure and medication will be removed regularly and placed in the department’s evidence room before being disposed of.

  • Time to drag Main Saturday

    TELL CITY – This year’s Draggin’ Main is set for Saturday afternoon and evening. Activities will be centered in City Hall Park with music.

    Participants are invited to cruise the city’s downtown and other areas.

    Local restaurants and other businesses are planning specials. See a story on Page 3B for more information.

    This is the fourth year for Draggin’ Main, which began as an idea by Perry Countian Joe Morton for people to again drive the city’s downtown, as they did in their youth.

  • Bringing down the jailhouse

    Heavy-equipment operator Jon Menke of Craftsman Construction pulls walls of the county’s old jail down Wednesday morning. The demolition was among tasks the Huntingburg company was to perform under the contract that had them construct the new jail behind the county courthouse.