Local News

  • Fischer’s promoting mowing safety, correct usage with Friday open house

    TELL CITY – Fischer’s Furniture, along with Scag commercial mowers and ECHO Power Equipment, will offer a safety and maintenance presentation as part of an  annual open house event at Fischer’s Furniture and Appliance at 910 Main St. in Tell City Friday, May 15.

    Fischer’s and Scag commercial mowers extend an invitation to commercial or municipal mowing crews in the area to attend.

    Operators of mowing equipment and other lawn and garden equipment pursue honorable and rewarding professions, but it can pose serious safety concerns.

  • Commissioners honor correctional workers

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  • Library can keep kids’ reading skills honed this summer


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    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will unmask its summer “heroes” reading program in just a few weeks.

  • RV parking ordinance expected in June




    TELL CITY – More than a year of debate about parking regulations could be near an end in Tell City with the common council acting as early as June 1 on an ordinance that would restrict the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on city streets.

    The council took up the issue again at its May 4 meeting and agreed to have city attorney Jim Tyler draft a proposed ordinance. That document will likely include suggestions made by two city council members last week during nearly an hour of discussion.

  • Ohio River Sweep June 20, volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Rural News: GERALD; May 7

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Marie James, who passed away May 1. May she rest in peace. Her funeral was at the St. Augustine Catholic Church Monday morning, May 4, at 10 a.m.

    Congratulations to Gordon and Frances Taylor of Bristow who will be married 50 years Friday, May 8. They will celebrate their golden anniversary with an open house at the Bristow Community Center Saturday, May 9, beginning at 4 p.m. May God bless them with many more happy anniversaries.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; May 7

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — There will be a garage sale beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in St. Croix, at the home of Jeff and Peggy Eckert, located on Indiana 62 one mile west of Indiana 37. It will be held rain or shine.

    Items include baby items and clothes size newborn to 18-months, adult clothes, purses, shoes, prom dresses and Longaberger baskets.

    There will be a mother-daughter-friend banquet Friday, May 8, at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program.

  • Graduation yard signs available

    PERRY COUNTY – Graduation is a fun an exciting time for students and families. 

    The Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol group of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is urging parents to help make it a safe time, too. 

    The CMCA is promoting alcohol-free graduation parties in Perry County in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the consequences resulting from it.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; May 7

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — M is for the many things she gave me. O is only that she’s growing old. T is for the tears she shed to save me. H is for her heart as pure as gold. E is for her eyes with lovelight shining. R is right and right she’ll always be. Put them all together they spell “mother.” The one that means the world to me.