Local News

  • 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.

  • Farmers market opening Wednesday at City Hall

    TELL CITY - The City of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce announce the opening of the Perry County Farmers Market, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The market will be located at the Jefferson Street entrance of City Hall Park in Tell City.

    The market will be open each Saturday at 7 a.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m. An invitation goes out to all Perry County farmers and the public to the market. 

  • Call center to handle reports of child abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Perry County Department of Child Services will implement the services of a centralized call center June 21.

    The Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline directly answers reports of child abuse and neglect around the clock. The hotline staff has received specialized intake training and responds to allegations of abuse or neglect and addresses questions of callers to the hotline.

    Implementation of a centralized hotline system began in Marion County in January and will continue to roll out on a regional basis.

  • Blood drive will honor fallen officers

    TELL CITY - A blood drive Thursday in Tell City will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected.

    For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Various rules govern open burning

    PERRY COUNTY - Good weather sends many people outside to perform yard work, which often produces piles of refuse they are tempted to burn.

    A variety of rules have been written about whether they can legally do that.

    The Indiana Code allows the burning of vegetation under certain conditions, but is not the only authority on the matter, according to an official with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • TC farmers market kicks off next week

    TELL CITY - Ample rainfall and sunny skies have most local gardens flourishing, good news for gardeners and others who frequent Tell City's farmers market.

    The city of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have announced that the market at City Hall Park will open for the season at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The market will return to the Jefferson Street entrance of City Hall Park.

  • Sex offender sentenced to 10 years

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A man convicted in Perry County of sexual deviate conduct received the maximum sentence this week for failing to register as a sex offender.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington, Ky., announced Wednesday that 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said it was the most severe sentence ever imposed by the Eastern District of Kentucky for the crime of failing to register.

  • Study will eye feasibility of merging recycling efforts

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District voted at a regular meeting May 27 to fund a study that could lead to a consolidation of local recycling services.

    District Executive Director Ken Smith told board members he met with officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development, who would conduct research for and prepare a grant application to fund a feasibility study.

    It would examine cost savings that might be achieved through various consolidations of recycling activities.