Local News

  • What day is it? Hump day!
  • Public offers thoughts on safety tax, county urged to overhaul budgets




    PERRY COUNTY – A decision, if any, on enactment of a new public-safety tax could be several months away and a council vote may not take place until after the new year. That was the message delivered to nearly 50 people who attended an informational meeting on the matter Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. In the meantime, county officials plan to give the issue much scrutiny.

  • Marcrum, physician partners honored for 25 years of dedication




    TELL CITY – While health care is as much a business here as it is anywhere, Perry County’s physicians focus much more on cooperation than competition. That was the message from the presenter and recipient of this year’s Schweizer Fest Business of the Year honoree.

  • Council faces flooding, home and street maintenance issues


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Council was challenged during their Aug. 10 regular meeting to improve storm drainage.

  • 38th annual Schweizer Fest Road Run
  • LaGrange team wins Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY – The team of Kent LaGrange, Cindy LaGrange, Taylor LaGrange and Morgan Jennings correctly identified all 22 locations in the News’ Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They win a one-year subscription to the newspaper.

    Others who correctly identified the photos that ran in the Aug. 3 issue were:

    • Curt and Cathy Powers

    • Tom and Joan Hess

    • The team of Mark, Michelle, Bryce and Chase Stephens

    • The team of Debbie, Tim, Ethan and Kendra Schraner

    • Kim Scales

  • Quality teachers focus of schools


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  –  As students across the state head back to classrooms, state legislators are looking for ways to bolster declining numbers in teaching populations. Recent reports indicate the number of first-year teachers has declined by almost a fifth over the last five years, leaving school administrators with a small pool of candidates. Last week, Republican leaders announced they hope to field a study to determine how to reverse the trend of fewer educators entering the field.

  • Hauenstein: Tell City a great place for family, business




    TELL CITY – Albert Hauenstein was honored last week for a lifetime of dedication to Tell City and its betterment – as a father, business owner and civic leader. 

    The 95-year-old was presented this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award on the opening evening of Schweizer Fest. The brief ceremony was peppered with laughter and bits of city history only a few people are still able to recall firsthand.

  • 4-H council annual meeting set for Sept. 1, extension office to close Aug. 17-21

    LEOPOLD – The Perry County 4-H Council annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend to vote for the new members of the 4-H Council. Anyone who would like to serve on the 4-H Council must contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County office by Aug. 28.

    All 4-H volunteers must complete the application process including a background check before they are approved to serve on 4-H Council. Applications and information is available by calling (812) 547-7084.

  • Operation Round Up accepting grant applications


    SPENCER COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very viable way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Tuesday, Sept. 15. Disbursements will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory, which covers the counties of Perry and Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick.