Local News

  • Jail bills dwindle

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved in a regular meeting Wednesday another $8,281.28 in bills for construction of the new county jail.

    Many of the three-member group’s approvals have been for six-figure amounts, but the facility was deemed complete and prisoners moved in last month.

  • Parker Hannifin to invest $4 million in new line


    TELL CITY – An expanded manufacturing line at Parker Hannifin Corp. that could have been outsourced overseas will remain in Tell City, officials of the company told the Tell City Common Council Monday.

  • Prepping Lightning for the show ring

    Perry County 4-H’er Kayla Denu blows dust from Lightning, her crossbred steer, Thursday.

    The 4-H livestock barn hummed with activity as the evening’s beef show neared. Kayla, 6, is a first-year 4-H explorer.

  • Pet of the week

    PIPER is a beautiful, smart 2-year-old female Border collie mix. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines.

    Shelter staff says Piper steals hearts within minutes of meeting her. She knows several commands, including sit, shake, down, and kennel-up.

    Piper is crate-trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash, loves car rides and likes other animals. She is a very social dog who will make a great family pet or companion for just about anyone.

  • Under the lights

    Andy Goffinet revels in his victory in the mini-car division of Saturday's demolition derby at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show now accepting registrations

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for this summer's Schweizer Fest talent show are now available. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main Street in the lobby of German American Bank in downtown Tell City or at Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell streets. Forms are also available by calling Sharilyn Franzman at (812) 719-3017.

    A Rules and Registration form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org. The talent show will take place on Musik Halle stage in City Hall Park Thursday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Suspect fights with police Sunday

    TELL CITY - An Owensboro, Ky., man allegedly fought with police after being involved in a traffic accident in Troy Sunday afternoon.

    Officers said they were forced to resort to using a Taser and pepper spray and had to physically restrain Roy D. Mayes, 46.

    According to Patrolman Roger Smith, dispatchers received a call around 4:30 p.m. stating a driver struck another vehicle at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 545 in Troy and continued toward Tell City.

  • Opening day at the 4-H fair

    The Perry County 4-H Fair opened Wednesday. Inspired by a range of genres, including biology, ceramics and an array of other subjects, several grand-champion-winning projects completed by Perry County 4-Hers were on display during the 4-H fair.

  • Confusion and complaints

    The Indiana Department of Transportation's decision to change the flow of traffic at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets has caused confusion and consternation among some drivers over the past week.

    INDOT is asking drivers to stay alert as motorists adjust to a new traffic pattern at the intersection. There is no longer a left-turn lane at this intersection and according to Tell City Police officers, all motorists will be going straight through the intersection at the green light, unless they have a turn signal on, indicating otherwise.

  • INDOT's landslide battle to close highways

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY - Drivers along Indiana highways 66 and 70 may have seen signs informing them the roads could close temporarily as road crews combat hill slides. The Indiana Department of Transportation plans three separate projects east of Grandview to stabilize embankments along the highways.

    INDOT announced the closures will start July 14 and initially affect a portion of Indiana 70 from its junction with Indiana 66 and 70, west of Troy, to U.S. 231 in Chrisney, as contractor crews begin work.