Local News

  • Poker run set for Sept. 19

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Poker Run will be Sept. 19 beginning at Braunie's Bar in Tell City. Sign in begins at 9 a.m. with all bikes out by 11 a.m. and back in by 4:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 with food included. All vehicles are welcome to participate in the event, where door prizes and a half-pot prize will be given away. Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship. For more information call 547-8803 or 719-0176. Rain date is Sept. 20.

  • Cooking class Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a cooking class led by Chef Doug Zuelka. The first class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

    The menu consists of a seafood scampi appetizer, vine ripened beefsteak tomato and mozzarella salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and heirloom basil, followed by an entrée of chicken marsala atop whole-wheat noodles with fingerling baby carrots and topped off with a grilled lemon meringue cake. The class is $10 per person. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call 547-2333.

  • Passport fair set

    TELL CITY – The Tell City post office will host a passport fair 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Anyone wanting to complete an application for a U.S. passport must bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, and a copy of the person's birth certificate issued and certified by a county or state health department.

    Applicants may provide photos or the post office can take the applicant's photo during the passport fair. Passport applications are available at the post office.

  • Area post offices won't close, despite rumors

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's post office did not appear on a Sept. 2 list of 413 proposed for closing, squelching a rumor Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson said had a couple of residents concerned.

    She reported at a special meeting of the city's common council Aug. 27 she had heard a rumor the city's postal facility was to be closed.

    The meeting was a rescheduled gathering of the council originally set for Aug. 25 to discuss next year's budget. That meeting was bumped two days due to a lack of quorum.

  • Jail issues to be shared with public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting next week.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

  • IDEM wants to sample water from local wells

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting a statewide groundwater quality survey and is looking for residential well owners in Perry County to participate. IDEM is in the first year of sampling, and hopes to revisit each of the sites annually, said Kris Vance, coordinator for Lincoln Hills Rural Conservation and Development.

    The sampling won't cost homeowners anything and they'll receive copies of the results. Individual results will be kept confidential with collected data helping to gauge the quality of groundwater in the area.

  • Saving William Tell

    William Tell's steady aim saved the life of his son. Hundreds of years later, two local brothers have devoted their time and talents to preserve a 60-year-old painting of the Swiss leader.

  • Port officials accept low bid from Kentucky firm

    TELL CITY - Associated Railroad Contractors Inc., of Louisville, Ky., was the low bidder for work needed along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line with a proposal $20,000 under the engineer's estimate.

  • August Partners in Pride recipients
  • Hospital trustees OK new software, security camera purchases

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees approved purchases of computer software used by nurses and additional cameras that will monitor clinics around the county.

    Meeting Aug. 26 for their monthly session, trustees approved spending $13,000 for Java Nursing, a computer software system will alert nurses to new medical orders as well as other critical information. Nurses will be able to jump from one screen to the other easily. The existing system now makes users retrace their steps before entering a new information field.

    Security Cameras