Local News

  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY – Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause July 30 to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. July 30 near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • Filing period opens for school board

    TELL CITY - The filing period will open Wednesday for people seeking three of the five seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, County Clerk Jean Schulthise announced Thursday.

    The man primarily responsible for creating those opportunities said Thursday he's "confident we'll have some good candidates."

    City resident J.R. Flynn led a petition drive that resulted in a question being added to the 2007 general-election ballot: Should school-board members be elected rather than appointed?

  • Voters can register on Internet site

    TELL CITY - Indiana residents can register online to vote as of the first of this month, County Clerk Jean Schulthise and Todd Rokita, Indiana secretary of state, announced.

    Residents with valid Indiana driver licenses or other identification cards issued by the state can go to www.indianavoters.com to submit voter registration applications. The site also allows voters to confirm or update their registration, find polling places, print voter-registration forms, contact county election offices or the Indiana Election Division and check campaign finance records.

  • Board wants to build park at Rome ramp

    ROME - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is making moves to develop a new county park in this river community.

    The parks board constructed a boat ramp here in 1999 and with the addition of adjoining land donated by a local family, wants to turn the site into a complete park. It will be named Wilkerson County Park, after the family that donated the land.

  • Cannelton canine to be on duty by first of year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson told city leaders July 12 a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will allow his department to put a canine on duty by the first of the year.

    "We're excited," he told members of the city's board of public works and safety. "We can't wait to get on the ground and running." He repeated the message at a regular meeting of the common council that followed.

  • Officials deny land-vacation request

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners denied at a regular meeting July 7 a request from Kirk Morrison to vacate Utah Road, which he said was necessary to open adjacent land for recreational uses.

    Commissioners Gary Dauby and Bill Amos voted to deny Morrison's request, while Commissioner Jody Fortwendel opposed their action.

    The request had been tabled from a Feb. 17 meeting in which Tom Krueger, special uses program manager for the Hoosier National Forest, said closing the road would deny the public an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild 2010 quilt show, raffle

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild of Tell City will hold this year's quilt show during the Schweitzer Fest. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 14 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th Street, Tell City.

    Admission is $2. Many quilts and other quilted items will be on display. Some items will be available for purchase.

    For more information call 547-8107.

  • BCF makes donations to local organizations

    BRANCHVILLE - The Purposeful Living Units Serve unit from Branchville Correction Facility donated $1,000 to send children and families involved with the Perry County Department of Child Services to Holiday World June 19.

    Twenty-five individuals were able to enjoy the day at the local amusement park. They were provided entrance into the park, as well as Holibucks to purchase a meal they could enjoy together. The PLUS unit consists of 108 and offenders.

  • Applications for page program with Hill available now

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Baron Hill announced that his office is accepting applications for the fall 2010 Congressional Page Program.  

    The Congressional Page Program offers students the chance to serve as helpers for the U.S. House of Representatives while attending school and living in Washington, D.C.  

    Pages provide administrative support to various House offices by answering phones in the member cloakrooms, delivering legislative materials and preparing the House floor for session.

  • TC Junior-Senior High sets enrollment dates

    TELL CITY - Students in seventh through 12th grades who are new to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are asked to visit Tell City Junior-Senior High School for enrollment between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 5 and 6.

    The offices will be closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

    Students who attended Tell City Junior High School last year do not need to enroll.

    Orientation for seventh- and eighth-graders will be Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 for freshmen.Parents are invited and encouraged to attend orientation sessions.