Local News

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to benefit Tell City schools

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. announced a new addition to its family of programs. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, William Tell Elementary will offer a free afterschool program through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

  • Daughters of 1812 learn of ghosts of Washington, D.C.

    SALEM – The Indiana Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 gathered Saturday, July 12, at Christie’s on the Square in Salem. The meeting was opened in ritual form by President Carol Scales.

    A new chapter is forming and will receive a charter Nov. 15. Virginia “Ginger” Louise Apyar, national president, will attend the ceremony.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child


    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman is accused of battering a child she was caring for. According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police Tuesday about an investigation involving a child under the age of 14 being a possible victim of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks, which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Farmers Market Extravaganza

    The arrival of locally grown tomatoes, potatoes and sweet corn sent a big crowd to last Wednesday’s Perry County Farmers Market. Held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, the markets also offer flowers, baked goods and other local products.

    Markets will continue until late fall. It’s not too late for sellers to take part. Call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933 for more information.  Wednesday’s market begins at 4 p.m. Saturday’s starts at 8 a.m.

  • Help ‘Stuff the Bus’

    School-supply drive coming Friday and SaturdayPERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to help Stuff the Bus to help families in need? United Way of Perry County is sponsoring its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive Friday and Saturday for this area’s students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations and Perry County Head Start, said United Way Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Forest interns gain wildlife experience

    Editor’s note: Hoosier National Forest officials regularly upate the public on programs and projects in the forest. This report was provided by wildlife biologist Steve Harriss.

  • Volunteers get 70-75 bags in River Sweep

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Local volunteers combing the banks of the Ohio River during River Sweep 2014 collected between 70 and 75 bags of trash, Ken Smith reported at a regular board meeting for the Perry County Recycling Management District June 24.

    It was a “good working group (who) really did a good job,” the district’s executive director said. Items collected included tires, wheel rims and a “big, long piece of cable and other odds and ends (such as) wooden beams,” he said.

  • Taking a look

    Members of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and administrative staff take a tour of the new hospital July 17. Visible from the left examining the work in progress and plans are board member Becky Hubert; Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber (with back to camera); executive assistant Cindy LaGrange; Randy Dennison, vice president of support services; Scott Coomer of primary contractor Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Bloomington and Jon Linn, the hospital’s director of marketing and customer relations.


  • River Road extension awaits city grant

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The first phase of a River Road project worked over the last seven months was virtually complete, with subcontractors working a punch list last week, but Phase 2 will have to wait.

    The News reported a year ago the project to connect River Road to Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House was to be done in two phases at an estimated $2.87 million.

  • City officials order home vacated

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a hearing that lasted less than two minutes July 14, city officials in Cannelton ordered that a home at 217 S. Third St. be vacated.

    The structure doesn’t qualify for any utility services, Mayor Mary Snyder said, and “we did issue the letter for them to appear if they had something to say or protest, and they are not here now, so I would think that they are accepting what we have to say on the letter.”