Local News

  • 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. 

  • TCHS senior night scheduled for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Student Council will host the annual winter senior recognition night Friday. 

    This ceremony will recognize the parents and the seniors who are playing on a winter sports team this year.

    The recognition will take place between the junior varsity and varsity games against Heritage Hills. The beginning time for the ceremony will be approximately 7:10 p.m. Parents and students participating in the recognition should meet in sophomore hall (across from the cafeteria) at 7 p.m.

  • Girl Scouts announce cookie booth sale dates

    TELL CITY - Girl Scout cookies will be delivered today at the National Guard Armory in Tell City.

    Troops will pick up their orders at the armory and then set times for girls to pick up individual orders. One hundred Perry County Scouts sold 984 cases of cookies for a total of 11,808 boxes.

  • William Tell students to Jump Rope For Heart

    TELL CITY - Students at William Tell Elementary will participate in Jump Rope For Heart Tuesday as a community service project. Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  • Historical society to sponsor workshop

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society will conduct a workshop for people researching their local family lineage. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. March 7 in the society's meeting room.

    There is no charge for admission to the museum or workshop.

    A presentation will be led by Mark L. Ress, museum curator, who will explain many of the lesser known county records available at the museum.

  • Beef producers to discuss marketing at Tuesday meeting

    CANNELTON - Purdue Extension will host a program on marketing options for the small beef producer Tuesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 8.

    There are many different options for marketing beef cattle in this area. These include feeder cattle sales, retained ownership and selling freezer beef. Margie Zoglmann, Perry County agriculture extension educator, will cover these topics.

    This program is the third in a 2010 series on beef management. The last program for the winter series will be held March 18.

  • Second News box added on Main Street

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News has added a second news box in front of its Main Street office.

    Beginning today, one box will hold Monday papers, with Thursday editions in the other. The second box will allow issues to remain in boxes for a full week and serve readers who miss buying a paper before the next issue is published. Those readers have had to enter the office to purchase those issues. The boxes will be labeled.

  • Snow blankets county; driver hurt near Oriole

    PERRY COUNTY - Weary residents reached for their snow shovels once again this week as a midwinter storm dumped from 5 to more than 8 inches of snow on most areas of the county Monday night and Tuesday, canceling classes at schools and triggering a handful of accidents.

    A Leopold woman suffered head and internal injuries in a one-vehicle crash near Oriole on a snow-covered Indiana 66.