Local News

  • Pursuit spanning five counties lands suspect in Spencer County jail

    ROCKPORT – At around 9:58 p.m. Monday, state police dispatchers released a broadcast for troopers to look out for a white Ford Escape recklessly driving westbound on Interstate 64 from the 91-mile marker in Crawford County.

    Trooper Paul Nanney spotted the vehicle at the 85-mile marker and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The Ford Escape ignored the stop light at the top of an exit ramp, reentered I-64 and continued westbound at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour.

  • County working with Indiana 15, others on mitigation plan

    PERRY COUNTY – In the pursuit of compliance with the federally mandated Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Perry County and Indiana 15 Region Planning Commission have formed an alliance with The Polis Center of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis to identify potential natural hazards and to produce a mitigation plan to address the issues.

  • Former Emergency Medical Services building to house Extension offices and parks department


    TELL CITY -– Perry County Purdue Extension Services and the county parks department will soon be housed in the newly named Perry County South Annex. That was the name selected by county officials Monday during a regular session of the county commissioners.

    As the groups anxiously await the move into the former emergency medical services building at 65 Park Ave., there are some minor, yet costly, building renovations that need to be done. 

  • ISP: Driver in fatal crash was high on meth

    ST. MEINRAD – A Bristow teen was killed Monday evening east of Saint Meinrad after the moped he was riding was struck by another vehicle.

  • County officials eye federal grant to remove Deer Lake hazard


    PERRY COUNTY -– The future of Deer Lake and its dam may rest with the property owners whose home lay in the wake of 500-year flood levels. A federal grant could help foot the bulk of relocation costs for the family, but they would have the final word in moving forward.

  • Cleanup week
  • Relay for Life to bring joy, hope to TC’s downtown



    TELL CITY – Hundreds of Perry County residents will come together in downtown Tell City Friday for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at City Hall Park in Tell City Indiana. The schedule is a change in format from recent Relays, which ran for a full 24 hours.

  • New childcare center will be open 24 hours


    TELL CITY – Perry County parents will soon have an around-the-clock option when choosing a child care provider.

    Perry Childcare, which will open Aug. 3 at 1012 31st St. in Tell City, is the result of a months-long effort supported by local employers and the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Bristow man killed Monday evening after car collides with moped

    BRISTOW – A Bristow man was killed Monday evening east of Saint Meinrad after the moped he was riding was struck by a car. Police said the driver of the other vehicle was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash.

    According to Indiana State Police, the accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Phoenix Donaldson, 18, was pulling out a driveway at 740 Bristow-Saint Meinrad Road. As he entered the southbound lane, he was struck by a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Brock Smith, 26, of 17460 Aetna Road, Tell City.

  • Farmers market to open Saturday

    TELL CITY – Beginning this Saturday, the patios and green spaces of the Tell City Depot will once again be graced with the bounties of local farmers, gardeners, bakers and crafters.

    Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the market will kick off the season June 6.

    The Wednesday and Saturday markets will be located at the Tell City Depot, 333 Seventh St.

    Wednesday’s weekly market will begin at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s will start at 8 a.m. Markets will continue both days until vendors are sold out.