Local News

  • Council tables employee handbooks' adoption

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled the adoption of new county personnel-policies handbooks at their regular meeting May 27.

    Final drafts of the revised handbooks had become available two days earlier, Council President Pete Franzman said, and he had not had a chance to read them.

    County Auditor Connie Berger was "anxious to get them approved," he said, but he would understand if the council wanted more time to examine it.

    Councilman Chet Mathena said Berger had hoped to get them approved by June 1.

  • City to break ground today on Ohio River walkway

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to join in an official groundbreaking for the Tell City Riverwalk today.

    A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Sunset Park.

    Tell City obtained $434,981 in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation for a paved walkway that will extend along the river side of the floodwall.

    The project is also expected to include the repaving of the parking lot in front of the boat ramp in Sunset Park.

    Refreshments will be provided.

  • June 14 workshop to share job-search tips

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has released recipients of May's Partners in Pride Awards, the first for 2010.

    The recognition comes in the form of traveling yard signs and signifies the council's appreciation for home and business owners who care for their properties.

    May's winners were:

    • Ward 1, Gene Brune, 538 16th St.

    • Ward 2, Merle Harpenau, 2100 Franklin St.

    • Ward 3, Virginia Johnson, 1102 19th St.

    • Ward 4, Sam Trinkle, 1202 11th St.

  • Medicine chest cleanout days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities Friday and Saturday to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. June 11 at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road. Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon June 12 at the Tell City Fire Department, 12th and Mozart streets.

  • Tell City's JFK Pool now open to public

    TELL CITY - The JFK Tell City Pool is now open for the summer 2010 season. Pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

    Admission will be $2.50 for ages 5 and older. Guests ages 4 and younger are admitted free.

    Public lessons will be offered starting June 15. Lessons will be offered every Tuesday and Wednesday. Lessons will be either from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.

    Price of eight lessons is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second, $30 for the third and so on.

  • Survivors luncheon to kick off Relay

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Relay For Life committee invites cancer survivors of all ages to the survivor luncheon Saturday to kick off the Perry County Relay For Life.

    The meal will be served at noon with photographs being taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    For more information regarding the luncheon or to RSVP contact Jamie Smith at 836-4577, Pam Krygielka at 836-2712 or Gail Edwards at 843-5233.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Farmers market opening Wednesday at City Hall

    TELL CITY - The City of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce announce the opening of the Perry County Farmers Market, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The market will be located at the Jefferson Street entrance of City Hall Park in Tell City.

    The market will be open each Saturday at 7 a.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m. An invitation goes out to all Perry County farmers and the public to the market. 

  • Call center to handle reports of child abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Perry County Department of Child Services will implement the services of a centralized call center June 21.

    The Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline directly answers reports of child abuse and neglect around the clock. The hotline staff has received specialized intake training and responds to allegations of abuse or neglect and addresses questions of callers to the hotline.

    Implementation of a centralized hotline system began in Marion County in January and will continue to roll out on a regional basis.

  • Blood drive will honor fallen officers

    TELL CITY - A blood drive Thursday in Tell City will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected.

    For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.