Local News

  • Rural News: GERALD; July 9

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Herman Epple who passed away June 30, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. We will remember Herman as a music lover playing his harmonica, even though he was a farmer of the Huffman area for many years.

    Also, our condolences to Patricia “Tweet” Wilkerson of the rural Tell City area, near Derby, who passed away of an apparent heart attack July 1, 2015. She loved her family gatherings.

  • Local war hero and author to be featured on Nat Geo segment


    Staff Writer


    A local soldier’s story of his time fighting in Baghdad will be featured Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, in a series about the decade of the 2000s on the National Geographic Channel. “The 2000s: A New Reality,” will air at 9 p.m. Eastern and feature commentary and images from Spencer County native Anthony Farina and his book, “Angels in Sadr City: The Final Battle for Baghdad.”

  • West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes from county

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed that mosquitoes collected in Perry County on June 26 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

    The virus usually causes West Nile fever, a relatively mild illness causing fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. However, some individuals develop a more serious form of the disease that can cause potentially deadly cases of encephalitis or meningitis, muscle paralysis and other severe syndromes.

  • Comprehensive plan gets nod from commissioners


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A list detailing priority improvements that could be conducted throughout Perry County took a leap forward Monday after the board of commissioners voted to accept a draft resolution regarding those plans during their regular meeting.

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  • GAB donates $10,000 to community foundation

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation was awarded $10,000 from German American Bank July 7, during a ceremony at the Tell City Main Street branch. The local charitable organization was one of 10 such agencies in the bank’s customer region to earn a donation.

    In all, GAB donated $100,000 to community foundations throughout southern Indiana. These unrestricted funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative, which will grow these funds to double.

  • New assistant chief, detective at TCPD

    City’s police dog will retire this fall; donations will help purchase another




    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing appointed a new assistant police chief Monday, filling a vacancy created by last week’s resignation of John Allen. She also announced a new detective for the department.

    Ewing said she was promoting Lt. Alan Malone, 45, to the position of assistant chief. Malone has been a city police officer since 1995 and its detective since 2001.

  • River Pointe developers win portion of abatement request




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for first-floor retail space in the River Pointe housing complex along Seventh Street. City leaders, however, stripped away a provision of a preliminary resolution approved last month that would have extended tax relief to top-floor condominiums.

    “I know it’s probably not what you wanted but it’s what the community told us they wanted,” Councilman Gerald Yackle said after the vote.

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  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County.