Local News

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday for drunk driving. However, he spent less than an hour in the county jail before posting bail and being allowed to leave with family members. Sheriff Lee Chestnut said that decision was made not from favoritism, but due to a lack of room in the jail to house the county official by himself.


    The seventh annual Tell City High School Art Show opened this week and is open today and tomorrow.

    Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with art exhibits on display in the high school library.

    Visitors should park in the teachers-visitors parking lot and sign in at the office.

    Visitors can vote for their favorite paintings, paper mache sculptures, paintings and ceramic work.

  • Junior Women invite others to learn about them, make crafts

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Junior Women will host a craft night for anyone interested in finding out more about the group, said membership recruitment chairwoman Renate Jobst.
    The craft night will begin at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

    Membership is open to anyone but voting rights are limited to people between the ages of 18 and 40. The Perry County Junior Women’s mission is to promote the welfare of this community and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

  • Alcohol-server training to be offered April 17

    TELL CITY – State law requires everyone with a permit to serve or sell alcohol to complete a certified alcohol-server training program by April 30.

    This course is scheduled to be presented at the Tell City Bowling Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17. Anyone who needs to complete this required program is invited to attend.

    The cost is $25 and you can register for the class by calling the bowling center at 547-7958.

  • Homeland-security appointment to come sooner than planned

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. April 13 in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19. She previously set an April 12 deadline for submitting letters of interest for the position, and said Wednesday she will continue to accept them until then.

  • Hunter-education class set for Saturday at TCHS

    TELL CITY – Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will host a hunter-education class Saturday in the Tell City High School Media Center. The class will begin at 8 a.m. and should conclude by 6 p.m. No registration is required.

  • Sheriff’s deputy begins duties

    Brandon Gill was sworn in last month as the newest deputy for the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

    He has been undergoing field training with other deputies and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy later in the year.

  • Local students to display artwork at association show

    TELL CITY – Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its fifth annual student art show, for elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students, at the Schergens Center, in Tell City April 16-17.

    Each year the competition has increased in size while showcasing talents of the area’s finest young artists.

    Students from Perry Central, Tell City, Cannelton, Hancock County and Heritage Hills schools have represented their schools proudly. The show will open at 1 p.m. April 16 with awards and a reception at 7.

  • Tickets available for Perry County FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Dash