Local News

  • Patoka Lake to host archery lessons Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginners archery lesson from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants or to the first 20 to arrive if the event is not full.

    Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447 or the Patoka Lake Property Office at (812) 685-2464.

  • Most offices closed Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. County and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week. In Cannelton, Monday's route will be collected with Tuesday's.

    Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Common Council have been postponed until Tuesday. County commissioners' meeting normally held on the first Monday has also been moved to Tuesday.

  • Tell City Woman barges into home; declares spaceship coming

    TELL CITY – A woman who allegedly barged into a Tell City home Saturday night claiming a god on a spaceship was coming for them was whisked to jail instead of outer space.

    Tell City police said Heather L. Burst, 27, of 1339 19th St., faces charges of public intoxication, residential entry and two counts of aggravated battery.

  • Tell City Fourth of July Picnic begins today

    TELL CITY — Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Saturday night.

    Activities swing into gear today in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City's north side, with meals, games and entertainment daily through Saturday.

  • Old photos sought for floodwall mural project

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is working on plans for future floodwall murals and its members have their fingers crossed that the public can provide old photos of some city landmarks.

    "This plan is a huge undertaking and should take ten or more years to complete" said Cheri Taylor, chairwoman of the society's floodwall mural effort. "The plan for this year is to finish up the panels currently under way – the steamboat and doctors panels – and to complete the flood levels at the Humboldt Street entrance.

  • Etienne seeking coroner's post

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man with a background in emergency medical services and criminal justice is seeking the office of Perry County Coroner.

    Kevin "Nic" Etienne, 22, of 15122 Oriole Road, Leopold, filed his candidacy Tuesday. The Republican will face Charlie Baumeister, a Democrat, who won his primary race in May. It is Etienne's first try at political office.

    "I believe I have the experience to run for the office through my studies in criminal justice and work as an EMT," he said.

  • After years on the lam, park clown returns

    TELL CITY – The clown is back in the park. Well, the clown's head is. His hands have been around for years, but the large aluminum head that used to welcome children in Sunset Park returned Tuesday after an absence of more than a decade.

  • Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

    Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

    TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

    Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.

  • Senior farmers market program still available

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Junior Women sponsoring bingo at picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards. Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour. All players must be at least 18 years old.