Local News

  • Leopold teen accused of striking man with car

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    SANTA CLAUS – A Perry County teen was arrested Tuesday by Santa Claus Police after allegedly hitting another man with his vehicle.

  • Officials consider animal-board contenders

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners are considering two people for appointment to an animal welfare, control and education board being formed to enforce a similarly named ordinance they adopted in December.

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  • PCDC eyes ‘innovation center’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 10,000-square-foot facility proposed by the executive director of the Perry County Development Corp. would help attract residents back after they complete college and serve as an “incubation center” for start-up businesses.

  • Sleeping tight?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    The ages-old bedtime rhyme has lost any sense of merriment for a growing number of Perry County residents battling pesky bedbugs, which are invading homes and apartment buildings in increasing numbers. It may not be an invasion quite yet, but County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer said the problem is certainly growing.

  • HTC update planned as Phase 1 wraps up

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a Feb. 21 meeting.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The public is invited.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural economic success.

  • TC Wellness on TV tonight

    PERRY COUNTY – A city-led Wellness 2012 Program is the sponsor of a four-part series on healthy communities premiering this evening on Evansville public television station WNIN.

    A 30-second commercial at the start and conclusion of each program will share a message from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and brief information on the city’s efforts to promote wellness.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. The city worked with Larry Peter, owner of PowerPlant, on the commercial.

  • Two file for surveyor

    Two candidates, Democrat Zac DeSpain and Republican David Lynch, filed last week for the office of county surveyor.

    Since they are the only two candidates to file for that office, they will face each other in November’s general election.

  • Ivy Tech offers free assistance filing for financial aid

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students.

    Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will not hear a lecture or tips on how to fill out the FAFSA but will instead use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Parks board wants to turn on Eagles Bluff lights

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department had no trouble turning the lights off at Eagles Bluff Park. It’s turning them back on that’s a problem.

    The lights were originally put on a timer. Then they were turned off “when we found out no one was there (a lot of times when they were on),” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday. Now “we still haven’t figured out how to turn them back on.”