Local News

  • County revises its overtime pay policy


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Recent heavy snowfalls in late December and again in January, specifically on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, meant long hours for some county highway workers.  Roads needed to be cleared and snow plows were in operation through the night during each day of those storms.

  • Fulkerson to seek county clerk post




    PERRY COUNTY – The number of contested races for November’s general election continues to grow.

    Lynn Fulkerson filed last week for county clerk on the Republican ticket. She is in her third term on the Cannelton Common Council and also serves on the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Fulkerson is the store manager for Factory Connection in Tell City and is a precinct committee person.

  • County recycling bills sent for 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2018 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are in the process of being mailed.

    The first rounds of bills are due March 15. The fee for 2018 is $45, up from $32 last year. The district board approved the increase last year.

    The district will mail the bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

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  • Heart Galleries to promote Hoosier adoptions

    TELL CITY – A traveling photo exhibit featuring compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families is making stops at three Tell City locations through Feb. 19.

    The goal of the Heart Gallery is to increase awareness of the Department of Child Services foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process. With the help of all of the Indiana adoption programs and partners, including the Heart Gallery, more than 1,000 Hoosier foster kids found permanent homes last year.

  • Hoch to seek second term as prosecutor

    TELL CITY – Jason R. Hoch, incumbent Perry County Prosecutor, has filed for re-election on the Democratic ticket. He was first elected in 2014.

     As prosecutor, Hoch said he has devoted his term to working closely with local law enforcement, including the Tell City Police Department, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Police, the Cannelton Police Department, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Troy Town Marshal, to combating illegal drugs. 

  • Business Physique: New Directions Fitness Center under new ownership


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Coupling their business sense and long-standing relationship with fitness, Angie and Eric Foury are guiding New Direction Fitness Club into the next generation.

    The couple bought the gym earlier this month and are now carrying on a tradition started 17 years ago when the establishment first opened its doors.

  • Police raids target alleged drug dealers




    TELL CITY – Teams of law-enforcement officers served drug-related arrest  warrants on more than 20 people Tuesday, searching homes and detaining suspects in one of the largest joint police operations in the county in several years.

  • Underground reservoir removal
  • Daniel Buechlein, retired archbishop dies at the age of 79

    ST. MEINRAD – Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein OSB, 79, who visited Perry County often during his two decades as the leader of local Catholics, died at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday in the monastery’s infirmary.

    He is survived by his brother, Charles, of Jasper and nieces and nephews.

    He was a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis,