Local News

  • Council approves $10.5 million in bonds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Thursday the issuance of $10.5 million in bonds to finance land purchase, grading-work completion and construction of a rail spur, warehouse extension, warehouse and manufacturing facility and loading dock.

    Also to be funded are repair to a spur and spud tracks and completion of raw waterline work in or physically connected to the Perry County Economic Development Area Number 3.

  • Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 70th anniversary

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will celebrate their 70th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 7., at St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    A Mass of celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Seating for the Daughters will be reserved in front pews marked with red bows.

    Following Mass there will be entertainment and a catered meal in the parish hall. All Daughters of Isabella members are welcome. To make a reservation, call Regent Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Vice Regent Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805 by Monday, Dec. 1.

  • Will Read and Sing For Catholic Charities benefit scheduled for Dec. 7

    TELL CITY – Following the success of last year’s show, the Will Read and Sing For Food players are returning to Tell City for another performance to benefit Catholic Charities.

    The show will start at 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    Hosted by Tell City native Scott Saalman, the show will deliver gut-busting laughs and great music. It’s a unique mix of humor essays and live music, said Saalman.

  • Community helps family after fire destroys home

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re doing pretty good, actually,” Robin Thomas said Friday morning.

    Fire destroyed her family’s home at 7650 Ashtree Road at mid-day Wednesday, and since then, the community response has been great.

    “Oh my God, it has been,” she said. “I just didn’t have any idea all that happens.”

    She didn’t know how the fire started, just that it ignited in the garage before spreading to the house.

  • Fate of Obrecht House uncertain as works board, Indiana Landmarks consider options

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Board of Public Works and Safety discussed the status of the historic but embattled Obrecht House at 344 Seventh St. during a regular meeting Nov. 17. The home, slated for restoration by Carolyn Barr, is one of several properties within the city to elicit concern after falling into serious disrepair.

  • Decking the (City) Hall

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  • Ewing won’t seek third term as mayor


    PERRY COUNTY – Saying she wants to spend more time with her family, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last week she will not seek a third term in office. Her decision comes just over a month before the filing period begins for 2015 municipal elections in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    Ewing was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 but has served in city government for three decades, first as deputy clerk-treasurer, then 20 years as clerk-treasurer and then seven years as mayor.

  • Judge pledges quick ruling on annexation legal motions


    JASPER – The first of what will likely be a months-long series of courtroom hearings over Tell City’s annexation efforts unfolded Thursday morning in Dubois County Circuit Court. Special Judge William Weikert listened to arguments on several motions filed by attorneys representing Tell City and landowners opposing the city’s annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

  • Home for the holidays?

    JAZZ is a sweet 5-month-old female orange tabby with white markings. She has been with the shelter since she was 6 weeks old. A volunteer took her into foster care and she is now ready for adoption.

    Jazz is very affectionate and loves to cuddle and play with toys. She is great with other cats, but is a bit scared of dogs as of now. Her foster family hopes she will find a forever home just in time for the holidays.

  • Volunteers sought for dog-park tree planting Saturday

    TELL CITY – Central Bark Dog Park, the former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City, will get a makeover this weekend. A volunteer workday will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, led by City Councilman Tony Hollinden and a group of volunteers formed by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson. Plans for the park include lining the perimeter with hardwood trees, installing agility-type exercise equipment such as jumps, ramps and obstacles and areas with seating for humans as their canine companions play and explore within the safety of the fenced park.