Local News

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Tell City, Troy

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday. Work will begin on Fourth Street and proceed eastward. Residents may notice low water pressure or discolored water when crews are working nearby and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

    Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Residents served by that utility may also notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is taking place in their areas of town.

  • Tentative mural-painting dates

    TELL CITY - Artist Emilie Young has scheduled tentative dates and times to continue painting on the Tell City flood-wall mural.

    Times and dates are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday.


  • Library program Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Friends of the Library will present Howl at the Moon ... With a Wild Thing Tune at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Tom Sieling, singer and songwriter from Newfield, N.Y., will perform a family program that consists of funny songs about the natural world and more. If the weather is nice, the event will take place on the patio outside the children's department. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.


  • Stamping, paper crafting classes

    TELL CITY - Individuals interested in learning the art of stamping and paper crafts can take advantage of three beginning workshops being offered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library this summer. Libby Baur will lead the 6 p.m. workshops Tuesday, June 30, and July 28. Cost is $5 per class and space is limited, so call the library to RSVP at 547-2661.

  • Tell City's graduation speakers will discuss the future, diligence

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School valedictorian Jeffrey Andrew "Andy" Kast will look to the future and salutatorian Jenelle N. Clausen will discuss diligence when they take their turns addressing a commencement crowd Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    As of Tuesday morning, 97 seniors were scheduled to graduate in the ceremony, which will begin at 7 p.m.

    Valedictorian Andy Kast

  • Four co-valedictorians on stage Sunday at Perry Central H.S.

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Class of 2009 will march to the strains of "Pomp & Circumstance" Sunday as 95 seniors complete their high-school careers.

    Four seniors, Arika Kemp, Kyle Schnell, Tony Backer and Andrew Devillez, are this year's class valedictorians and will speak during the 2 p.m. ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Co-Valedictorian Arika Kemp

  • Cannelton leaders eye curfew

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders ventured some ideas at a regular meeting of the board of public works and safety May 11 about preventing vandals from destroying property in city parks without infringing on residents' liberties.

    Acting Police Chief Eric Dickenson said his department has stepped up the number of checks on the parks "to get a handle on criminal mischief."

    Damage has occurred in the park known for a gazebo moved from its position along Seventh Street in 2004 to make way for a fire-station expansion.

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  • Morning blaze damages busy IN-37 store

    APALONA - The Circle S store on Indiana 37 near the Branchville Correctional Facility may be a convenience store by definition, but it's more of a community hub, offering food, fuel and other necessities to many Perry Countians.

    Known by many patrons by its former name, Michael's Country Mart, the business was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning. No one was injured and damage was hidden under the building's shingled roof, but firemen said the blaze did major damage to trusses and wiring underneath.

  • Port-rail agency awarded additional upgrade money

    TELL CITY - The fifth time was the charm for the Perry County Port Authority in its attempts to secure U.S. Department of Agriculture funding toward its 286,000-pound-rail project.

    The USDA announced May 7 the port authority was among 28 organizations in 11 states receiving shares of $15 million in grants or loans intended to create or retain jobs and spur economic development in rural communities.

    The port authority, doing business as Hoosier Southern Railroad, is getting a $740,000 loan administered by Southern Indiana Power.