Local News

  • Winning Wines

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County’s wineries claimed gold – as well as silver and bronze honors  – last month in one of the nation’s largest wine competitions.

    Wines from 10 countries as far away as France, Australia and Spain were judged in the June 16-18 Indy International Wine Competition, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

  • County’s jobless rate drops slightly

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May to 9.8 percent, remaining below the state’s seasonally adjusted rate of 10.6 percent. However, the number of local workers seeking jobs actually rose.

  • Moose picnic under way

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Fourth of July Picnic kicks off today with food, rides and games. Activities in Zoercher-Bettinger Park culminate with Saturday night’s fireworks display.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners through Saturday. Serving begins at 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Friday and Sat-urday. Friday’s schedule had called for serving to begin at 4 p.m. but lodge members decided to offer chicken and pork chops for hungry lunch goers and others visiting the park Friday afternoon.

  • Mozart, Fulton streets paving planned

    TELL CITY  - The city of Tell City will pave Mozart Street from 12th Street to 19th Street Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9.

    The roadway will be closed to normal traffic flow with limited access for residents.

    The city will also pave the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Fulton Street.

    The Fulton Street paving project is part of the Waste Tire Modified Asphalt Grant through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • Help offered in filing for jobless benefits

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library’s conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

    No appointments are needed and help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Funds will help Waupaca diversify

    TELL CITY - With a financial boost from the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, local officials will explore possibilities for diversifying ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's products to strengthen it against the lagging automotive industry.

  • River Sweep unearths mystery

    TELL CITY - This year's River Sweep was "a very good success, with a very good turnout" of hard-working volunteers, Paul Alvey told the board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District in a regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Moose-led picnic kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY - Perry County's Independence Day tradition, Moose Lodge 1424's annual picnic in Zoercher-Bettinger Park, kicks off Thursday with three days of food, fun and entertainment.

    Fans of amusement rides can begin their celebration a day early as some attractions will open Wednesday evening. Official picnic events kick into full gear Thursday with meals, games and entertainment each day through Saturday.

  • Work 'vastly improving' TCHS, principal says

    TELL CITY - Caution tape and temporary walls lead Tell City High School visitors from the front door to the office, and separate them from the flurry of construction activity under way on the main floor.