Local News

  • Fire fund transfers may impact water available to horse users on HNF

    TELL CITY – Equestrian users who visit the Hoosier this fall may want to be prepared by taking water for their animals.

     “Some of the tanks at the horse camps have been recently filled, but how long that lasts will depend on how much use we get over the holiday,” said forest recreation program manager Vicki Gullang-Harris. 

    The tanks can’t be refilled due to the transfer of Forest funds to the western firefighting effort.

  • 4-H fairgrounds meeting to be held Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds committee annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to vote for new committee members. Anyone interested in serving on the committee must contact the Purdue Extension Perry County Office by Sept. 26. All 4-H volunteers must complete an application, including a background check, before they are approved to serve.

    Applications and information are available by calling (812) 547-7084.

  • Hancock County woman convicted of neglect, financial exploitation

    Editor’s Note: The News ran a brief front-page story last Thursday on the conviction in Hancock County of a local businesswoman. The Hancock Clarion provided this story.



    Hancock Clarion


    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A local businesswoman sits in the Breckinridge County Detention Center after being convicted on charges that she misused her mother’s money and criminally neglected her while she was in her care.

  • Tell City board addresses student, teacher performance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Teaching children is serious business but is often coupled with fun. Opening the Tell City School Corp.’s board meeting Tuesday, William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble highlighted some of those efforts.

  • Open house to mark And-Tro’s golden anniversary

    GATCHEL – And-Tro Water Authority will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 to mark the utility’s 50th anniversary. Members are invited to attend. There will be refreshments and door prizes will be awarded.

    History of the Utility

  • Former factory offices may become commerce center


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A longtime downtown Tell City furniture-manufacturing site may soon hold several other business opportunities. The 297,000 square-foot building that encompasses the entirety of the 100 Block of Main Street is already used as warehousing for several area manufacturers, but with remodeling efforts underway, the owners hope to soon lease out office space there.

  • Zone markers will aid emergency response along Hwy. 37


    Staff Writer


  • Police officer’s fast response with defibrillator credited with saving life





    TELL CITY – It didn’t take long for the portable defibrillators carried by Tell City police officers to save a life. It happened this summer and the Tell City man whose heart was restarted by the compact units was on hand Tuesday as the police officer who helped him was honored.

  • Alleged ID theft lands woman in hot water

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman was jailed Tuesday on charges she used her sister’s identity to deceive an Indiana State Trooper.

    On June 28, Trooper Jeremy Galloway conducted a traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration violation in Tell City. The driver, a female, identified herself as Crystal Pratt by using her name and date of birth. Trooper Galloway concluded the traffic stop by issuing a citation for the violation.

  • Eisenlohr named regional publisher

    TELL CITY – A veteran journalist with experience in nearly every aspect of newspaper management and operation has been named the new publisher of the Perry County News.

    Mark Eisenlohr will also serve as regional manager of News Publishing Co., which includes the printing operation in Tell City, as well as the Journal-Democrat in Spencer County and the Mount Vernon Democrat in Posey County. All three publications are owned by Landmark Media Enterprises in Shelbyville, Ky.