Local News

  • Heart Galleries to promote Hoosier adoptions

    TELL CITY – A traveling photo exhibit featuring compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families is making stops at three Tell City locations through Feb. 19.

    The goal of the Heart Gallery is to increase awareness of the Department of Child Services foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process. With the help of all of the Indiana adoption programs and partners, including the Heart Gallery, more than 1,000 Hoosier foster kids found permanent homes last year.

  • Hoch to seek second term as prosecutor

    TELL CITY – Jason R. Hoch, incumbent Perry County Prosecutor, has filed for re-election on the Democratic ticket. He was first elected in 2014.

     As prosecutor, Hoch said he has devoted his term to working closely with local law enforcement, including the Tell City Police Department, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Police, the Cannelton Police Department, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Troy Town Marshal, to combating illegal drugs. 

  • Business Physique: New Directions Fitness Center under new ownership


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Coupling their business sense and long-standing relationship with fitness, Angie and Eric Foury are guiding New Direction Fitness Club into the next generation.

    The couple bought the gym earlier this month and are now carrying on a tradition started 17 years ago when the establishment first opened its doors.

  • Police raids target alleged drug dealers




    TELL CITY – Teams of law-enforcement officers served drug-related arrest  warrants on more than 20 people Tuesday, searching homes and detaining suspects in one of the largest joint police operations in the county in several years.

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  • Daniel Buechlein, retired archbishop dies at the age of 79

    ST. MEINRAD – Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein OSB, 79, who visited Perry County often during his two decades as the leader of local Catholics, died at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday in the monastery’s infirmary.

    He is survived by his brother, Charles, of Jasper and nieces and nephews.

    He was a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis,

  • A celebration of GREAT achievement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – More than 100 sixth-graders at William Tell Elementary are better prepared to handle the tests and temptations that will surely come their way in the years to come. The students, their families and supporters celebrated as the youths graduated from the school’s Gang Resistance Education and Training program.

  • ATTC planning $38 million automation retro-fit


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The coming year is shaping up to be one of major overhaul for Aisin Takaoka Tell City, better known as ATTC, which has announced $38 million in upgrades. Much of the spending will be to keep pace with changing technology in the automotive industry.

  • Cannelton seeks grant for stormwater control


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – When heavy rains hit Cannelton, the aged and undersized stormwater infrastructure has a hard time keeping up. That often leads to flooding of streets, yards and homes in several areas of the city.

    City leaders are hoping to alleviate many of the issues with the help of a more than $500,000 grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Estimates for a drainage project rang in at $577,600, with the city on tap for 20 percent if OCRA provides assistance.

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