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  • Tell City man jailed on child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY – A weekend investigation by Tell City police officers led to the arrest Sunday of a man on two counts of child molesting.

    Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone said Harold Boatright, 47, faces two Level 4 felonies for allegedly touching two children under the age of 14. Police said he knew the victims.

    Officers were summoned to a residence in Tell City early Sunday morning to investigate a possible sexual assault. Malone said the inquiry led officers to conclude there was probable cause to arrest Boatright.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Money earmarked for work on Middlefork watershed

    INDIANAPOLIS – Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana, announced last week that $200,000 will be available to assess 10 high-hazard dams across the state in an effort to protect public health and safety.

    Projects for Indiana include those along the Middle Fork of the Anderson River in Perry County.

  • Polls open Tuesday in two Tell City precincts

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City voters in two precincts will go to the polls Tuesday, May 5, to decide the county’s single contested primary race.

    Voters in the Tell City 3 Precinct may cast ballots from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.

    There are no other contested races in Tell City, Cannelton or Troy. That means no other polls in the county will be open Tuesday.

  • Dogwood Tour visits Shubael Little Pioneer Village
  • Famous names may help county honor state’s bicentennial




    TELL CITY – Perry County might mark next year’s Indiana bicentennial with a William Tell-based drama and maritime re-enactments of events related to its own 200-plus years of history. Also likely are events tied to the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s arrival in the state, beginning with his family’s journey across the Ohio River into Perry County.

  • Medical clinic gets thumbs up


    Staff Writer


    KITTERMAN CORNER – A plan for a new medical clinic in northern Perry County earned praise from the Perry County Plan Commission Thursday. Representatives from several parties involved in the project were present to provide information and make the case for the clinic

    The proposed facility would be operated by Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center and be located in Kitterman Corner near an intersection of Interstate 64, Indiana 145 and Indiana 62.

  • One Last Chance to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    TELL CITY– A last chance audition for "Mary Poppins" will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall located at the corner of 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City. 

    “We encourage anyone who is interested in performing to audition,” said director Tammy Stallings.

    While there are a limited number of roles for youth in this musical, individuals of all ages are encouraged to audition.

  • Hospital’s 1950 opening drew thousands of visitors

    Editor’s note: This account of the October 1950 opening of Perry County Memorial Hospital was taken from the Tell City News’ archives. Thousands of people attended an open house for the new facility. Sixty-five years later, a new generation of Perry Countians will tour their new hospital Saturday and Sunday.

  • PCMH Health Care Heroes

    Over the next couple of weeks, the News will profile some of the caring people who staff Perry County Memorial Hospital and who will make the transition from their current offices and work areas to the new facility.  In keeping with hospital guidelines on employee privacy and security, we are using only their first names.