Local News

  • Farm Bureau reps object to property-tax caps

    TELL CITY - Some local farmers don't like the property-tax caps adopted by the state, but the lobbying group to which they belong isn't willing to help.

    "I didn't think we were doing much good upstate," a county representative for the Indiana Farm Bureau told county-council members at their regular meeting May 27.

    Nolan Williams and fellow Bureau member Ray Nash were in the audience, and as Council President Pete Franzman called for a motion to adjourn, Williams told the council why they attended.

  • TC man accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY - Formal criminal charges have been filed against a rural Tell City man accused of paying cash to perform oral sex on a 15-year-old boy.

    Matthew A. Finley, 36, who lives at 10074 Aster Road, was arrested May 17 and is free on bail. Formal criminal charges, including a probable-cause affidavit, were filed May 27. In the affidavit, Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Kratzer alleges Finley paid $100 to the 15-year-old so Finley could perform oral sex.

    The alleged act took place in Finley's home.

  • TC's cleanup week under way

    TELL CITY - It's begun. Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup. Residents will be able to clean out their basements, attics and garages through Thursday.

    Large items will be collected on this week's normal trash schedule.

    Tires, scrap wood and other building supplies, including shingles, won't be picked up. Also off the pickup list are paint cans, liquid propane tanks, appliances containing Freon and carpeting.

  • Council tables employee handbooks' adoption

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled the adoption of new county personnel-policies handbooks at their regular meeting May 27.

    Final drafts of the revised handbooks had become available two days earlier, Council President Pete Franzman said, and he had not had a chance to read them.

    County Auditor Connie Berger was "anxious to get them approved," he said, but he would understand if the council wanted more time to examine it.

    Councilman Chet Mathena said Berger had hoped to get them approved by June 1.

  • City to break ground today on Ohio River walkway

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to join in an official groundbreaking for the Tell City Riverwalk today.

    A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Sunset Park.

    Tell City obtained $434,981 in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation for a paved walkway that will extend along the river side of the floodwall.

    The project is also expected to include the repaving of the parking lot in front of the boat ramp in Sunset Park.

    Refreshments will be provided.

  • June 14 workshop to share job-search tips

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has released recipients of May's Partners in Pride Awards, the first for 2010.

    The recognition comes in the form of traveling yard signs and signifies the council's appreciation for home and business owners who care for their properties.

    May's winners were:

    • Ward 1, Gene Brune, 538 16th St.

    • Ward 2, Merle Harpenau, 2100 Franklin St.

    • Ward 3, Virginia Johnson, 1102 19th St.

    • Ward 4, Sam Trinkle, 1202 11th St.

  • Medicine chest cleanout days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities Friday and Saturday to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. June 11 at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road. Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon June 12 at the Tell City Fire Department, 12th and Mozart streets.

  • Tell City's JFK Pool now open to public

    TELL CITY - The JFK Tell City Pool is now open for the summer 2010 season. Pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

    Admission will be $2.50 for ages 5 and older. Guests ages 4 and younger are admitted free.

    Public lessons will be offered starting June 15. Lessons will be offered every Tuesday and Wednesday. Lessons will be either from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.

    Price of eight lessons is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second, $30 for the third and so on.

  • Survivors luncheon to kick off Relay

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Relay For Life committee invites cancer survivors of all ages to the survivor luncheon Saturday to kick off the Perry County Relay For Life.

    The meal will be served at noon with photographs being taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    For more information regarding the luncheon or to RSVP contact Jamie Smith at 836-4577, Pam Krygielka at 836-2712 or Gail Edwards at 843-5233.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.