Local News

  • ‘American Pickers’ fans abuzz as show’s stars film local episode


    Staff Writer


    It didn’t take long for word to spread Thursday that the stars of the History Channel show “American Pickers” were somewhere in the 500 block of 10th Street. A recreational vehicle and several vans, including a moving van and another emblazoned with an “Antique Archeology” logo, were parked on both sides of the street. 

    “Word travels fast and I knew I had to be here,” said one woman who followed the shows’ stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.

  • Tell City taking the lead on workforce grant



    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Displaced workers or those looking to increase their employability, could soon learn new job skills desired by many of the region’s manufacturers. Tell City is seeking funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs towards a pilot program aimed at workforce development for those living in Perry County and the surrounding.

  • Sheriff’s badge goes to TC officer




    TELL CITY – By an 11 to 6 vote, Perry County Democratic precinct committee members chose Alan Malone Thursday to become Perry County’s new sheriff. Malone hugged Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers and thanked the group for its support during a process that lasted less than an hour.

    “I’m excited, a little bit nervous, but excited,” he said. “This is something I’ve been interested in for several years. I’ll work very hard to be the best sheriff possible.”

  • American Pickers fans abuzz as show’s stars visit Tell City


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City community gathered in the 500 block of 10th Street and the 1000 block of Main Street Thursday in response to rumors that the stars and crew of the History Channel show “American Pickers” were there.

    A recreational vehicle and several vans, including a moving van and another emblazoned with an “Antique Archeology” logo were sitting on both sides of the street. 

  • Perry Central marchers focus on college campuses


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central band members are trying something just a little different this year. Instead of competing in Indiana State School Music Association programs, they are foregoing that decades old tradition, and focusing emphasis on a wider range of knowledge.

    According to Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark, they are coordinating efforts with some of the most prestigious collegiate music programs in the region.

  • TC marchers open strong at Evansville Central


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – Months of work went into the Marching Marksmen’s season before they stepped onto the field Saturday at Evansville Central for their first band competition of the season. In rehearsals since early July, the Marksmen finished fourth in their Class D grouping, scoring just 5.4 points off the pace set by Southridge.

  • Cannelton council readies for budget adoption


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety and the city council convened Monday. Each quickly maneuvered through short agendas, concluding business within 10 and 20 minutes, respectively.

    The council convened a first reading for the city’s proposed 2016 budget. The spending limit was advertised at $938,788, based on a tax rate of 2.459 percent, with another 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation going toward the cumulative capital fund.

  • Ribbon cut on foundry helipad

    TELL CITY – A new helipad is open for business on the grounds of Waupaca Foundry, another sign of cooperation between the community and its largest employer.

    Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals Group company, unveiled the site Tuesday. The helipad is located at the south side of the foundry’s property and is part of a larger parking lot addition.

     The pad is 1,600 square feet and is equipped to land an Air Evac helicopter day or night with around-the-clock lighting and an illuminated wind sock.

  • Bethel joins PCN writing team

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News welcomed a new staff member  Monday  with Jake Bethel’s appointment to the position of lifestyles-staff writer. A southern Indiana native, Bethel graduated from South Spencer High School in 2008 and went on to the University of Southern Indiana. He earned  a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USI in 2014.

  • Tampering with water levels in lake could bring charges