Local News

  • Contestants vie for festival's crown

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest and Junior Miss Schweizer Fest queen competitions return this year.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, the public can watch the contestants vie for the two crowns.

    Miss Schweizer Fest contestants

    Kelsie Bland of Tell City, daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers, is a student at Perry Central High School. She plans to attend Indiana State University and study speech-language pathology.

  • Kids First Festival to host cookouts

    PERRY COUNTY - The annual Kids First Festival is brought to families through a partnership between Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school corporations.

    The festival is an evening of celebration of the families of Perry County. The event will again be held in two locations, making the festival more accessible to families.

    Perry Central's annual Back to School Cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school cafetorium.

  • Southern Indiana Horseman's Club fun show Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will host a fun horse show at 5 p.m. Saturday.  There will be classes for all ages. Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. A concession stand will be open with hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water available. If the heat is excessive, the show will have a later start time.

    For more information, contact Brad Mills at 719-0336, Eddie Mills at 719-3015 or 836-2244 or the Horseman's Club the afternoon of the show at 836-2052.

  • Ribbon cutting for German American Friday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a ribbon cutting ceremony for German American at 10 a.m. Friday at the main office, 645 Main Street in Tell City.

    Sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cookies will be available all afternoon. The public is invited to attend.

  • Maurices celebrates anniversary

    TELL CITY - In honor of Maurices' one-year anniversary in Tell City, the store is inviting the public to vote for their favorite charity now until Aug. 22. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $500 donation from Maurice's, a nationwide clothing store for young women.

    "Being part of this community has been terrific," Store Manager Lynn Fulkerson said. "This is one way we can say 'thanks,' and we hope customers enjoy the opportunity to determine which charity will receive the donation." For more store information, visit www.maurices.com.

  • Special Olympics car wash Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Special Olympics Indiana - Perry County will host a fundraiser car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Tire, formerly Shelby Tire.

    The community is encouraged to attend and show their support.

  • Breaking News Three jailed on meth charges

    MILLSTONE - A search for a Perry County man wanted on several warrants led to his arrest and those of two others Sunday after police uncovered what they said was evidence of a methamphetamine lab in and around a home near Millstone.

    One of the men may have been involved in a vehicle fire Friday night.

  • Prosecutor accused of misconduct

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins faces disciplinary action for sexually charged comments he allegedly made to a former deputy in his office. She was later fired, triggering a disciplinary investigation that remained behind closed doors until this week.

  • Mayor: Seventh Street eyesore has to go

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing said it's high time for a Kentucky salvage company to clean up a former furniture-manufacturing building it owns on Seventh Street.

    "I'm tired of looking at it and I know everyone else who sees it feels the same way," Ewing said at Monday's meetings of the board of public works and city council.

  • Councilman suggests bridge money be returned

    TELL CITY - They took no official action, but county-council members heard a suggestion July 22 that $991,000 be given back to the federal Department of Transportation because to use it would cost the county $145,000 for "a bridge to nowhere."

    Councilman Ron Crawford said at a regular meeting he and Stan Goffinet attended a Spencer County Council meeting "just to see how they hold their meetings and et cetera, and they brought up this Huffman Mill thing."

    Goffinet is the Democrat nominee for the council's District 2 seat in the upcoming election.