Local News

  • TCHS grad illustrates Huckabee book

    An illustrator of children’s books who grew up in Tell City has gained notice in recent months for his contribution to a Christmas book penned by a prominent political commentator.

    Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a past and possibly future candidate for president, authored “Can’t Wait Till Christmas.”

    Jed Henry, who attended Tell City High School, illustrated the work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henry, who now live in Angola.

  • Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    Jim Lynch from the Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center at O’Bannon Woods State Park shows off a snake to Theresa Ebert and her daughter, Claudia, at last week’s annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • Board votes to repaint tower at Troy

    TELL CITY – Members of Tell City’s water board voted in a regular meeting Jan. 18 to employ Sam Estes Inc. of Maceo, Ky., to repaint portions of a water tower in the Tell City Industrial Park at Troy. The company offered to do the work, including removal of existing paint, surface preparation, primer coatings and a urethane finish, for $12,750. The work will begin in April or later.

    The entire tower was painted less than two years ago but the paint began to fade and peel in some areas.

  • Market update topic of upcoming beef program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension will host a beef program Tuesday titled “Market Outlooks: What do Current Prices Mean for Beef Producers.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8 and will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City, located at 1140 31st St.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Sunday is Ronald Reagan Day in Tell City

    TELL CITY – In partnership with the state of Indiana, the city of Tell City has proclaimed Feb. 6, 2011, as “Ronald Reagan Day” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late president’s birth.

  • Council tables decision on retirement-plan change

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council met Thursday and continued their discussion of the change in a sheriff’s department retirement that was proposed by new Sheriff Lee Chestnut at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    Elaine Beaty, of the Indianapolis retirement and benefits consulting firm McCready and Keene Inc., who was not present at the last meeting, presented the department’s case for the change from Indiana’s Public Employee Retirement Fund to a county-specific plan for deputies.

  • Reports offer snapshots of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the legal-ads section of today’s issue.

  • News Web site to go ‘behind pay wall’

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News Web site will go “behind a pay wall” Feb. 17.

    Subscribers will continue to have full access to the site and others will have a couple of options for viewing routine stories. Breaking news that could include public-safety concerns will continue to be available to everyone without charge.

  • Something to warm the soul on a cold day