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Local News

  • August solar eclipse: what you need to know

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America, as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa, will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun.

     A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.

    The moon will pass between the earth and the sun on a west to east trajectory and completely eclipse the sun first in Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 10:16 a.m. PDT and last in Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 p.m. EDT.

  • Bowhunters asked to help count Hoosier wildlife

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again asking bowhunters to volunteer to count furbearer species and other wildlife this fall for science.

    The information helps the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife monitor species and track population trends. The collaborative project is called the Archer’s Index and has existed since 1992.

    Volunteers receive a standard survey sheet and instructions to record hours hunted and count sightings October to late November.

  • Oriole man killed in ATV rollover

    ORIOLE – A Perry County man died Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle overturned on him on private land near his home.

    Shortly after 11 a.m., Gill was found unresponsive, pinned underneath his overturned Polaris Ranger ATV in a cornfield off Oliver Road, where he had been training his dogs for squirrel hunting.  His dogs ran home approximately half a mile, whereupon Gill’s family members grew concerned and went searching for him.

  • City awarded $50,000 Quality of Place grant Money brings Depot rail spur closer to reality

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Tell City will receive $50,000 to expand its farmers market and help prepare for a rail spur to make it easier for travelers to board trains at the Tell City Depot.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced Thursday that the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded grants to six communities for quality of place initiatives through a Place Based Investment Fund.

  • New teachers ready for year ahead

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    As a new school year gets underway, the News is profiling new educators and other school personnel. We begin today with Tell City-Junior Senior High School. Teachers in other schools will be profiled in coming issues.

     

  • Couple humbled to be among Tell City’s Distinguished Citizens

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Phil and Jeanne Wittmer have traveled across much of the world but both agree there’s no place like Perry County to call home. Active on several fronts and avid boosters of Perry County and Tell City, they’ll be honored Wednesday evening with the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Tell City Historical Society.

    The awards program will begin at 7 p.m. in City Hall Park and a reception will follow at the Historical Society Museum. 

  • Big evening at Perry Central
  • Theft investigations lead deputies to Leopold man

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A Perry County man is behind bars again, this time on charges of auto theft and possessing illegal drugs.

  • INDOT projects to impact commutes

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Indiana Department of Transportation is hard at work across the state, and its presence in Spencer County is becoming apparent as well. Work crews are currently repaving State Road 70 and signs have gone up advising an upcoming closure to SR 66 between Rockport and the intersection of the two roads west of Troy.

    The impacts will affect many Perry County drivers who travel the roads regularly.

  • City working out rate study differences

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – City officials met Tuesday, July 25, for an informational meeting with John Seever of Umbaugh and Associates on the matter of a cost-of-service study for the community’s sewer and water system.