Local News

  • Spring cleanup begins Monday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 1-4  as the dates for the 2015 spring cleanup.

    Rules are similar to past year’s events. Postcards were mailed recently and give the specific dos and don’ts.

    Items will be picked up with residents’ normal trash on the same collection days.

  • INDOT scheduled to close Indiana 66 today at Rocky Point for slide repairs

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced it will close a portion of Indiana  66 for an embankment slide correction.

    Depending on weather conditions, crews will begin work on the slide correction Monday, June 1. The work will require the closure of about a quarter mile of Indiana 66 near Deer Creek, about 1.5 miles east of the Indiana 166 junction. That section of roadway will be closed around the clock during the project.

  • Veterans set for weekend Honor Flight

    WWII veteran Schwartz eager to visit capital


    Staff Writer


    Nearly seven decades after he was discharged from the Navy, Tell City resident Martin Schwartz will be one of 70 World War II veterans to take part in an upcoming Honor Flight. The trip will commemorate the sacrifices such Americans made in the service of their nation, and will include a gathering Thursday in Evansville and a trip Saturday to Washington, D.C, to tour the many monuments that grace the grounds of the nation’s capital.

  • Rural News: Doolittle Mills: May 28
  • Rural News; BRISTOW: May 28

    This past Sunday was the graduation at Perry Central High School. I sat in amazement at the young adults and how mature they appeared. I also searched my mind for memories of them in kindergarten. I worked with a lot of them, such bright children, always with questions, laughter. They were such little angels.

    Now they are moving on to bigger and better things in their lives. Made me feel proud and sad. Move forward, young people. Be happy. Push yourselves to be all you can be. And always thank God and your families for their support and love.

  • Rural News; GERALD: May 28

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Anna Mae Harrison who passed away May 19, 2015. She was a homemaker and gardener all her life and left behind a legacy of five sons and daughters, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. May she rest in peace.

    The fishing derby at German Ridge was enjoyed by those children participating, despite the rain.

  • Schweizer Fest’s ‘Mary Poppins’ performers announced

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Musical Director Tammy Stallings has announced the cast member names for this August’s musical production of “Mary Poppins.”

    The cast will include Cindia Ress as Mary Poppins and Jim Adams as Bert. George and Winifred Banks will be portrayed by Gary Stath and Sheila Ferguson, respectively.

    The roles of the Banks Children, Michael and Jane, will be played by Gavin “Coby” Whitham and Abi Wilson.

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  • Tobinsport woman earns Golden Hoosier Award




    INDIANAPOLIS – A Tobinsport woman who chose public service as a career and who continues to impact the lives of others, was presented a 2015 Golden Hoosier Award last week. It is one of the highest honors the state bestows on its senior citizens.

  • PCMH patients make early-morning move

    New hospital opens; former facility closed




    TELL CITY – Unless you’re a member of a royal family set to deliver a  baby, hospital stays don’t often warrant standing ovations. But first patients admitted to the new Perry County Memorial Hospital were treated to VIP treatment Thursday.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 37.