Local News

  • Timber owners, don’t sell walnut trees prematurely

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has advice for forest landowners, don’t get talked into selling your black walnut trees because of thousand cankers disease.

    Originally found in New Mexico, TCD affects many types of walnut trees to varying degrees but is lethal to black walnuts in the western United States. In the eastern United States, TCD has been detected in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • Auditions for Lincoln play set for Friday, Saturday at EUCC

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Police begin enforcing RV parking rules; no citations yet





    TELL CITY – Enforcement of a new city parking ordinance on trailers and recreational vehicles is on a slow but steady pace with police officers working with residents to address potential violations, the city’s police chief said last week.

    “We haven’t issued any citations and we are being patient with people,” Derrick Lawalin told the city’s works board April 4.

  • Indiana’s First Lady encourages sophomores to reach for the stars



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    TELL CITY – Indiana’s First Lady, Karen Pence, made a stop at Tell City High School Thursday to speak to young women about fulfilling their potential and becoming employed in any field, regardless of tradition.

  • Tell City man charged with sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct led to the arrest last week of a Perry County man who police said had a sexual relationship with a teenager over a two-year period.

    Jeffrey A. Davis, 44, of Tell City faces a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, officers began an investigation April 5 into allegations that Davis had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl as far back as 2013.

  • Plans in place for 54th Dogwood Tour

    PERRY COUNTY – The 54th annual Dogwood Tour will mark another Perry County springtime April 23-24 with weekend stops in several communities.

    St. Pius Church in Troy was the home base for the first Dogwood tour in 1962. Chicken-and-dumpling dinners will be served Sunday, April 24, in the parish hall starting at 11 a.m. There will also be a quilt show and raffle, along with a bake sale. Those who want to display quilts are welcome to do so. Call Jean Krutz at (812) 547-5050 for more information.

  • Hospital hosts cardiac rehab luncheon

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital had the opportunity to host the third Tri-State Cardiac Rehabilitation luncheon March 31. There were 15 area hospitals that represented their cardiac rehab departments; ranging from Clay County Hospital in Flora, Ill., to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

  • Bridge on Orchid Road closing

    OIL TOWNSHIP – A contractor will begin work today replacing beams on County Bridge 142 on Orchid Road. County Highway Superintendent Steve Howell said work is estimated to wrap up April 18 but work is dependent somewhat on weather. The bridge will be closed while the work is underway.

  • DNR receives clarification on new rifle law for deer hunting

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Natural Resources has received numerous questions regarding recent legislation that legalizes certain rifles for deer hunting beginning later this year.

    Most questions have to do with calibers and cartridges allowed under the new law.

House Enrolled Act 1231 that was passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly allows some additional rifle cartridges to be used only on private land during the firearms season.