Local News

  • Breaking NewsMishap sickens 40 at Splashin' Safari

    SANTA CLAUS - At least 40 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari guests were treated and released at a Jasper hospital Saturday evening after being exposed to liquid bleach and muriatic acid in the Bahari River area of the water park.

  • County prosecutor pays for bullet-proof vests

    TELL CITY - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn took a problem to the county commissioners' regular meeting Wednesday, but already had a solution for it.

    As of July 1, he told them, he was required to provide bullet-proof vests for his officers. The state offered the requirement, but not the funding to fulfill it, he said.

    "They're really great about mandating statutes and making local governments comply," the sheriff said, "but very seldom do you see where there's any financial backing that goes with that."

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  • Property-tax bills due July 22

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' spring property-tax bills will have a mid-summer due date.

    County Auditor Connie Berger announced this week that the state's Department of Local Government Finance has approved the county's request for a July 22 date for the first of two installments payable in 2009.

    Changes in state legislation and new requirements have delayed tax bills for officials in most Hoosier counties, as it has in other years.

  • City may add safety rules for pools

    TELL CITY - Building Inspector Bob Young worries about the growing number of swimming pools in the city and suggested Monday that leaders pass regulations that will require pools over a certain depth to be fenced off or covered.

    "I'm not wanting to make a big deal about it now but it concerns me - and I think it should worry the city," Young said at the regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • County administrator takes opening in treasurer's office

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners mentioned, but didn't act upon, a planned move by Charlotte Rogier from the county administrator's job into the treasurer's office.

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge approached her about an opening in her office, Rogier said after a regular commissioners meeting Wednesday, "and I decided to take it." She'll start Monday, she added.

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  • 2009 4-H fair plans in place

    CHRISNEY - One Spencer County fair wrapped up last week; another is waiting in the wings.

    The Spencer County 4-H fair June 26-30 offers something for everyone, from traditional activities such as livestock shows and fashion review to a cutting-edge Nintendo Wii tourney.

    Pre-fair activities begin Thursday, June 25, with community judging of projects.

    Friday, June 26

  • Franzman elected to district AIC post

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Council member Pete Franzman was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Switzerland County last month.

    As district vice president, Franzman represents the elected county officials in the southwest district of the state, which includes Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

  • Punds take part in Owensboro Buddy Ball

    OWENSBORO, Ky. — Rick and Brenda Pund of Tell City took part in last month's Buddy Ball Fishing tourney for special-needs children. The event was sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, which is Rick's sponsor in bass-angling tourneys, and other area businesses.

    Rick Pund is a regular at the annual Hoosier National Forest Fishing Derby held each spring at Rainbow Pay Lake.