Local News

  • 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.  

  • County's 4-H fair continues through Saturday

    TELL CITY - Perry County's 4-H Fair is off and running and will continue through Saturday evening. Livestock events are planned for this afternoon and evening. A livestock auction is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday with go-cart racing getting underway at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday events include a 10 a.m. March of Dimes baby contest, mud tug-of-war at 1 p.m. and a cornhole tourney getting under way at 4 p.m. Horse-and-pony games will close out the evening and this year's fair beginning at 6 p.m.

  • County accepts city offer for armory

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - Perry County now owns what was first a state - and potentially national - then a city asset.

    County officials were asked in a letter from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing about the former National Guard armory, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a regular meeting June 17.
    The facility in the 3200 block of Tell Street was closed Oct. 1, 2010.

  • Annexation opponents file remonstrance

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - An attorney and one of the leaders of an effort to prevent Tell City from annexing land around its borders filed a remonstrance petition in the county clerk's office Tuesday, two days ahead of a deadline for doing so.

  • Drug and alcohol awareness poster contest winners announced

    Editor’s Note: This list of winners was published in Thursday’s edition but was incomplete and included misspellings of some students’ names. It is being reprinted in today’s issue in its entirety.

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Prosecutor’s Office has announced winners of the 2014 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. The contest was open to all Perry County students in grades kindergarten through seventh.

  • Four generations

    The Davis family recently gathered to celebrate the arrival of Margaret Davis’ first great-grandchild, Sofia Bridgette Larson of Chicago.

    Also pictured are mother Courtney Davis Larson of Chicago and grandfather Dennis Davis of Johnson City. Margaret Davis is a resident of Bristow.

  • William Tell Elementary students experience ‘We the People,’ meet Gov. Pence

    William Tell Elementary sixth-grade students participated in the We the People state hearings in Indianapolis in May.

    During the school year, students review the Constitution. During the simulated hearing, students assume the role of constitutional experts, presenting prepared oral statements before a panel of judges.

    Following the presentations, students respond to follow-up questions from a panel of judges to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and clarify issues they may have raised during formal statements.

  • Edelweiss Ball to rejoin Schweizer Fest schedule

    TELL CITY – The Edelweiss Ball used to be one of Schweizer Fest week’s big events, a formal event that drew hundreds of people who danced to the sounds of the late 1950s and 60s. The balls eventually faded from the festival schedule, until now. The 56th Schweizer Fest will return with a 1950s-themed ball scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Schergens Center.

  • Ewing honored for support of public power


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing was unable to claim a national public-power award presented last month in Colorado so the award is coming to her.

    Ewing will be recognized during this evening’s city council meeting with the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award. It was presented June 17 during the national conference of the American Public Power Association held in Denver.

    Raj Rao, executive director of the Indiana Municipal Power Association, will present the award this evening.

  • Fun at the Moose Summer Fest

    Karson Sipes, 2, came to the Moose Summer Fest early the evening of June 26 and had a kids ride all to himself. The picnic’s three-day run included rides, games and fireworks.