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Local News

  • Traffic watch

    A barred owl watches cars go by from a traffic-sign perch along Old Indiana 237 Thursday evening. It seemed oblivious to the vehicles whizzing by until the photographer stopped in the near lane for a better shot. 

  • Bike tour raising funds for lanes

    PERRY COUNTY - Imagine cycling through the scenic rolling hills of Perry County on a beautiful summer morning with family and friends. Now, imagine that you are helping create bike lanes in Tell City as you ride.

    This is the opportunity the public will have Saturday, Aug. 1 when they join other cyclists for the Siberian Summer Bike Tour of Perry County. Cyclists will have the option to travel a 8-, 20-, 60- or 75-mile route through the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana.

  • Nominations sought for annual citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is accepting nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.

  • Popular bands return to Cedar Valley

    DERBY - Tommy Brown and County Line Grass and the Wildwood Valley Boys will return this year to the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at Cedar Valley, three miles west of Derby.

    Tommy Brown will perform Friday night and twice on Saturday. He brings his popular, traditional bluegrass music back the the venue. His wife and son also play in his band, which has become a Cedar Valley favorite over the years.

  • Safety Comes First

    Indiana State Police officers were in Perry County Thursday inspecting school buses at Tell City High School and Perry Central Community School. Master Trooper Roger Cannon said each summer troopers across the state inspect school buses to make sure they meet state standards.

  • Ozone to be heavy Saturday, IDEM says

    An "air quality action day" has been forecast for southwestern Indiana for Saturday, June 2, for ozone. 

    This includes Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Perry and Greene counties in Indiana . Ozone levels are expected to be in the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" range on June 27.  People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

    For more information visit the IDEM Smog Watch web site at www.in.gov/apps/idem/smog or call 1 (800) 631-2871.

  • Grandview man dies at foundry

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s deputy coroner said final results from an autopsy conducted Tuesday may not be available for two weeks, but once received, will help determine what killed a Thyssen Krupp Waupaca employee found early Monday inside the company’s Tell City foundry.

    John Gebhard told The News Monday that Frankie Jordan, 42, of Grandview was found slumped over the controls of a scissor lift he was operating. Paramedics were called at 3:41 a.m. and found Jordan pinned between the lift’s railing and another piece of equipment.

  • Alvey stepping down from recycling district job

    TELL CITY - Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, announced Tuesday he will resign from the position July 15.

    The announcement came after the district's board of directors conducted an executive session before a regular meeting.

  • Company will auction county vehicles

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a June 17 regular meeting the employment of a company seeking to auction off some of the county's surplus vehicles and a replacement of culverts to help wildlife thrive.

    The News reported after a June 1 meeting Jeff Kemper of SRI Inc., of Indianapolis sought to take on the sales of surplus county vehicles. He told them then two Ford Crown Victorias sold by the county last year for $420 each could have fetched more than $12,000 apiece.

  • Final Ironstock to haunt fairgrounds

    TELL CITY - For the last 10 years die-hard Halloween fans have converged on the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds to share their craft and have fun. But this will be the last year for Ironstock as husband-and-wife founders Ralph Mitchell and Melissa Carter retire the Halloween fest.

    "We started 10 years ago with 35 people and had no clue how big it would grow," Mitchell said.

    During its run, Mitchell said they've had visitors from every state and some from Canada and New Zealand.

    "We've had a really great run and made lots of friends," he added.