Local News

  • Deer Creek service project
  • Hoosier National Forest offers summertime programs

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest provides a variety of conservation education services to forest visitors and surrounding communities. During the summer months, interpretive programs are offered on the weekends at the developed recreation areas, including Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Areas.

  • New hospital, jail on meeting agenda

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners are scheduled to hear from Joe Stuber, chief executive officer for Perry County Memorial Hospital about plans for a new hospital at their regular meeting Wednesday. They'll also consider hiring an architect for a new county jail at the meeting, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the county courthouse.

  • Senior farmers market program under way

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households. The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. To be eligible for the program, participants must live in Perry County, be willing to shop at the Tell City Farmers Market, must be at least 60 years as of Oct.

  • City breaks ground on riverwalk

    TELL CITY - Sunset Park's sod provided a challenge to city leaders who celebrated the start Monday on a mile-long riverwalk project.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing welcomed about 50 people to the park for the ceremonial groundbreaking and outlined the history of the effort to construct a paved riverside trail extending from near the former Maxon Marine site north through Sunset Park to Fulton Street.

  • Traveling Cowboy Comes a Calling
  • Relay for Life teams ready to fight cancer

    LEOPOLD - Members of Relay for Life teams who have worked for months raising money for the American Cancer Society will take to the Perry Central track Saturday and Sunday for the annual event.

    This year the theme for the Relay For Life is "On The Shores of Hope" and a survivors luncheon will kick off activities at noon, with photographs taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    Opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and includes survivor and caregiver laps.

  • City council approves rezoning for new hospital site

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council granted Perry County Memorial Hospital's request to rezone property along Indiana 237 as plans for a proposed new hospital take shape.

    Portions of the nearly 40-acre parcel were already zoned commercial, said Tell City attorney Chris Goffinet, who represented the hospital's trustees through the process, but other areas carried a residential zoning. The change makes the parcel uniformly commercial.

  • Library board discusses impact of tax caps

    TELL CITY - During its regular meeting June 2, the Tell City-Perry County Library Board looked at how the passing of tax caps in Indiana would affect the library's budget in the coming years.

    Library Director Larry Oathout attended a public forum regarding tax caps and their impact on government services put on by the Association of Indiana Counties to get a better perspective of what would happen if the Indiana State Constitution was amended to include 3-2-1 tax caps.

  • Mowers, start your engines!

    TELL CITY - This year's Perry County 4-H Fair will offer something new, a lawnmower demolition derby. The event is scheduled for July 16 and will feature classes of competition for women and 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers.

    Registration will cost $20 per class and trophies will be given in first- and second-place finishes. Seventy-five percent of fees will be paid to winners.

    Contestants must be at least 14 years old and those under 18 will need parent's signatures.

    Ladies can compete in any class and are not restricted to the ladies heat only.