Local News

  • Tell City schools plan for future facility needs, explore bond restructuring


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is looking for options to bolster funding that would give the district ready access to money for needed upgrades. During a work session Wednesday, the group discussed the issue for more than an hour and met with a financial adviser to get the ball rolling on a fiscal plan.

  • Open houses planned at libraries


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – In celebration of National Library Week, the Perry County Public Library invites the community to visit the Tell City and Cannelton branches during open houses the week of April 13. 

    “Come see all of the changes at Cannelton,” said Director John Mundy, adding that cookies and punch will be available to guests at both locations. Friends of the Library members will also host tours of the library.

  • County leaders eye public-safety tax




    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Perry County Council received information last month on a new local income tax that, if adopted, would generate money for public safety, including emergency-medical services, police and fire protection and operation of the county’s detention center.

    Gary Malone, a certified public accountant with Umbaugh & Associates spoke at the March 26 meeting and detailed how a public-safety income tax would be implemented and how money generated by it could be used.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX, April 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a Good Friday service this Friday night. The service will start at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    A Sunrise service will be held Sunday morning at 6 a.m. There will be no Sunday school this Sunday. Refreshments will be held in the church basement following the morning worship services. An egg-hunt for children will follow. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Moving day plans in place at PCMH




    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved a detailed moving plan its president and chief executive officer said will cover just about every conceivable detail when patients are moved to the new hospital next month.

  • County council eyes public safety tax

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council is in early discussions about the possibility of enacting a public-safety tax which would assess up to a 0.25 percent income tax on Perry County residents’ adjusted gross income. The tax would be added to existing local income taxes.

    The council discussed the issue at its March 26 meeting. A story on the tax, how it would be enacted and where the money could go will be in Monday’s edition.

  • Rural News; GERALD, April 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —

    Spring break is over and it is back to school now in our Perry County schools, before Easter week; which is always a busy one for us, but this past week was also.

    Thanks to St. Pius V church in Troy for sponsoring Father John Mark Ettensohn’s mission and the members who helped with it. We were enlightened and enjoyed it also, as we did last year.

  • Tax bills to hit mailboxes soon

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 are scheduled to be mailed on April 8, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

  • Rural News; BRISTOW, April 2

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — Happy Easter to all my family and friends.

    It is hard to believe this year is just buzzing by so quickly.

    The beautiful sunshine makes the body and soul feel oh-so-good.

    This week is full of spiritual goodness. We have Good Friday; its meaning is overwhelming. The thought of our great God giving his precious life for us is a blessing and heartache, just trying to imagine all the agony He went through for us makes me sad.

  • Farmers market organizational meeting Wednesday at Tell City Depot

    TELL CITY – Gardening season is just around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for farmers markets that will be held this year the Tell City Depot.

    An organizational meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Depot, located at 333 Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the meeting, similar to one held last year, will establish guidelines for vendors who want to sell items.