Local News

  • Library can keep kids’ reading skills honed this summer


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will unmask its summer “heroes” reading program in just a few weeks.

  • RV parking ordinance expected in June




    TELL CITY – More than a year of debate about parking regulations could be near an end in Tell City with the common council acting as early as June 1 on an ordinance that would restrict the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on city streets.

    The council took up the issue again at its May 4 meeting and agreed to have city attorney Jim Tyler draft a proposed ordinance. That document will likely include suggestions made by two city council members last week during nearly an hour of discussion.

  • Ohio River Sweep volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Rural News: GERALD; May 7

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Marie James, who passed away May 1. May she rest in peace. Her funeral was at the St. Augustine Catholic Church Monday morning, May 4, at 10 a.m.

    Congratulations to Gordon and Frances Taylor of Bristow who will be married 50 years Friday, May 8. They will celebrate their golden anniversary with an open house at the Bristow Community Center Saturday, May 9, beginning at 4 p.m. May God bless them with many more happy anniversaries.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; May 7

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — There will be a garage sale beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in St. Croix, at the home of Jeff and Peggy Eckert, located on Indiana 62 one mile west of Indiana 37. It will be held rain or shine.

    Items include baby items and clothes size newborn to 18-months, adult clothes, purses, shoes, prom dresses and Longaberger baskets.

    There will be a mother-daughter-friend banquet Friday, May 8, at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a program.

  • Graduation yard signs available

    PERRY COUNTY – Graduation is a fun an exciting time for students and families. 

    The Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol group of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is urging parents to help make it a safe time, too. 

    The CMCA is promoting alcohol-free graduation parties in Perry County in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the consequences resulting from it.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; May 7

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — M is for the many things she gave me. O is only that she’s growing old. T is for the tears she shed to save me. H is for her heart as pure as gold. E is for her eyes with lovelight shining. R is right and right she’ll always be. Put them all together they spell “mother.” The one that means the world to me.

  • Collision closes Indiana 66 Monday afternoon
  • INDOT proposes J-turn intersections on crash-prone 231


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – Two deadly intersections along U.S. 231 just outside of Dale will receive some not-so-common upgrades to improve safety. The Indiana Department of Transportation unveiled during an April 30 public hearing plans to create “J-turns” along the highway at crossings with Indianas 62 and 68.

  • Courthouse open Saturday as spring property-tax deadline looms

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians have until Monday to pay spring installments of property taxes due in 2015. 

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the treasurer’s office in the county courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (today) and Friday. The auditor’s, assessor’s, recorder’s and treasurer’s offices will be open Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until noon for those wanting to make tax payments and to handle other tax-related business.

    The same offices will be open Monday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.