Local News

  • Renaissance sponsoring lip-sync contest

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Renaissance class is sponsoring its first lip-sync contest at 7 p.m. April 11 in the high-school auditorium. Students and staff members will lip-sync songs of their choice and be judged by school staff and community members.

    The winning group will receive an award for the best skit. Group members are encouraged to wear costumes and perform dance routines while lip-syncing.

    Admission $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Junior-high chorus earns gold rating

    Students shine despite preparation-time cuts

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School chorus members came within four-and-a-half points of forcing music teacher Randy Roccia to shave his head when they scored a gold rating at an Indiana State School Music Association contest Saturday.

    "If they got perfect scores from all three judges on all three songs," he explained Monday, he'd agreed to undergo a shearing of his locks.

  • Register to vote by April 7

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Clerk Doris R. Davis reminds voters that April 7 is the last day to register to vote for Indiana's May 6 primary election. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk's office or on the Secretary of State's Web site at www.sos.IN.gov. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

  • Tell City still trying to settle claim for destroyed police cars

    City Hall cornerstone eyed for restoration

    TELL CITY - An insurance company has denied Tell City's claim over two damaged police cars totaled last month by an alleged drunk driver, sending the issue to the city's carrier.

    Alfa Vision Insurance Co. has declined to cover the two city cars struck by a sport-utility vehicle driven by William O. Thomas of Tell City.

    Thomas wasn't the owner of the vehicle, had no license and wasn't on the insured owner's policy.

  • Local man joins mission team to India

    Scifres to help set up two dialysis centers

    TELL CITY - Every week, Travis Scifres helps kidney patients get rid of harmful toxins through dialysis. This job, he said, is very rewarding and soon he'll have the opportunity to help others on a much grander scale.

    In April he will travel to the Indian cities of Jodhpur and Phalodi to set up dialysis clinics as part of A Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Mission.

  • Fundraiser will help soldiers in Iraq

    TELL CITY - The family-support group serving Tell City-based National Guard soldiers will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. April 26 at the armory in Tell City, during which vendors and crafters will be able to offer crafts.

  • County eyes 'plastic' tax payments

    TELL CITY - People who need to pay bills to the county treasurer's office may be able to do so with debit or credit cards in that office, by phone or through the Internet, if Craig Moore's sales pitch was successful.

    The representative of an Indianapolis-based service called PayTrust Solutions made the pitch before the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Monday.

  • Horses ready for adoption

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County has horses available for immediate adoption, according to the organization's president, Jim Carter.

  • Perry County coroner, commissioners protect deputy coroners' paychecks

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted at a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by County Coroner Darrel Riley, protecting the paychecks of three deputy coroners.

  • State Route 66 to get fresh coat of asphalt

    TELL CITY - One of Tell City's main arteries of transportation will receive a new coat of asphalt in time for the 150th anniversary of the community's founding. And while the upcoming work on Indiana 66 is coinciding with the city's sesquicentennial milestone, road work should not impact activities planned for Aug. 2-9.