Local News

  • Tell City-Perry County Library to host story-time series starting Monday

    TELL CITY - The winter-into-spring story-time series, "You've Got the Cutest Giggle," is scheduled to begin Monday at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The story times will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding the last week in April. The spring series introduces all new character traits - love, honesty, patience, thankfulness, faith, tact, joy, sharing, responsibility and confidence.

  • State gives first OK to proposed hospital site

    TELL CITY - The board of trustees of Perry County Memorial Hospital approved policies, learned about tentative state approval of a site for a proposed new hospital and approved staff credentialing.

    Policies approved by the board during the Jan. 25 meeting cover the use of restraints and ethical procedures. Both were previously approved by the hospital's Medical Executive Committee.

  • Hearing will reveal utility study's findings

    TROY - The town of Troy will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to discuss a recently completed master utility study.

    The hearing will be held at Troy Town Hall.

    The study was funded by a Federal Community Development Block Grant from the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs. Representatives of Midwestern Engineers, the company that did the study, will present their findings and recommendations on town utilities.

    The public will be allowed to offer comments and ask questions.

  • Committee spreading the news: Life's good here

    TELL CITY - A team of community members representing education, tourism, business and natural resources has been gathering monthly over the past year to talk about Perry County's future. The group's goals are twofold: identifying strengths that already make the county a great place to live and work - and sharing the good news with others, residents and visitors alike.

    "We call ourselves a quality of life committee and our goal is to promote what our county already has to offer," said Eric Kehl, the committee's chairman.

  • Chief's role becomes permanent

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief was sworn in to the role permanently between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Feb. 8.

  • Schools' staffs prepare for upcoming junior-high closure

    TELL CITY - Staff members of all three Tell City-Troy Township schools have been meeting to work out details for how the closure of the city's junior-high school will affect students and the school board voted to officially change the name of Tell City High School during a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Students finishing fifth grade this year will continue report to William Tell Elementary, Principal Laura Noble said.

    "We had a very positive (kindergarten through sixth-grade) transition meeting at our building last week," she said.

  • Reservist named officer of the year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton police officer and reserve-force commander John Kleeman was named the city's 2009 police officer of the year during a board of public works and safety meeting Feb. 8.

  • Prescribed burns planned in Hoosier NF

    TELL CITY - Four prescribed burns are planned in coming weeks on the southern area of the Hoosier National Forest, Fire Program Manager Mike Davis announced last week. Davis said the control lines are already in place so the burns could occur now through April 15, depending on weather conditions. The burns are conducted to improve habitat for wildlife and reduce fuels.

  • Swiss Plywood denied Trade Adjustment aid

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Department of Labor has denied a request from the workers of Swiss Plywood to be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

    The application was filed by Pat Jarboe on behalf of the workers and was denied Jan. 15. Reasons for the denial are various and any employee wishing to view the letter and ask for reconsideration from the Department of Labor should contact Pat Jarboe at 836-4204. It must be done in writing by Feb. 15 (today).

  • Marriage workshop set for March 5, 6 in Derby

    DERBY - A marriage workshop sponsored by Community Marriage Builders will be held March 5 and 6 at the Glenn Wood Hills Retreat Center near Derby.