Local News

  • Council gives first nod to ATTC’s latest abatement

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave preliminary approval at a regular meeting May 22 to the latest in a series of tax abatements for Aisin Takaoka Tell City Manufacturing.

    Jeff Jones, accounting manager for the automotive-parts manufacturer known locally as ATTC, said the company intended to buy new differential-case production equipment worth $5.5 million to produce parts for Honda Civic and Fit vehicles. Two new employees would be needed, increasing payroll by $50,000.

  • Photos sought of Perry County veterans killed in Vietnam

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution are serving as a commemorative partner for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. One of the projects the group is working on is helping to find pictures of the soldiers whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate

    On May 15, Big Brothers Big Sisters held an end-of-school year celebration for the 14 matches between the Tell City Junior-Senior High juniors and William Tell Elementary students. The students spent the lunch hour together, enjoying a pizza party with the Littles' guardians at William Tell Elementary. Once the guardians left, the Bigs and Littles walked to Castle Park and played the rest of the afternoon. Coordinator Sam Ramsey said Thursday's party was the first time the matches spent time together outside of the classroom.

  • Sons of the American Legion scholarship

    Perry Central High School graduate MacKenzie Binkley receives a $250 scholarship from Brent Badger, representing American Legion Post 213’s Sons of the American Legion Detachment. The presentation was made Saturday at the Legion home. With them, from the left, are MacKenzie’s sisters, Emily and Samantha Binkley, and their parents Jenny and Jerry Binkley.

  • Troy School Homecoming set for June 21

    TROY – A Troy School homecoming has been scheduled for Saturday, June 21, in the St. Pius Parish Hall, which is the former St. Pius Grade School, in Troy. The event will begin with registration at 1 p.m. The program will begin at 2.

    There will be a table for those attending to display memorabilia from their school days. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, especially anyone who gradated from St. Pius Grade School, Troy Grade School or Troy High School.

    For more information on the reunion, contact Marietta Dauby at 843-5044.

  • Town of Troy to flush fire hydrants next week

    TROY - Troy Water Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. Customers may notice low water pressure and discolored water during this time.

  • Summer reading season a big hit at library

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – As kids settle into summer break, one good way to keep reading in the mix of activities is have them participate in the Perry County Public Library’s summer reading program ‘Fizz, Boom, Read!”

  • Relay for Life teams ready to walk toward $43,500 goal

    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – At 2 p.m. Saturday, the 19th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will be underway.

    Held at the Perry Central High School track in Leopold, the event is part of a worldwide annual effort shared by more than four million people in over 20 countries to collectively raise much-needed funds and awareness of the need for cancer research.  

  • Perry Central earns gold star for e-learning conference


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. received rave reviews on a summer e-learning conference hosted at the school June 2-3.

    “Powered-Up, Inspiring Teachers. Empowering Students” was organized by Perry Central staff as part of a  grant awarded to the school district earlier in the year and one of several summer e-learning gatherings across the state this summer.

  • Prosecutor: New laws favor victims

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent,” County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo said May 19 in providing information about upcoming changes to the state’s criminal code to local law-enforcement officers.