Local News

  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • County’s healthcare claims on continued rise


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The soaring costs of healthcare coverage for workers employed by Perry County has the board of county commissioners looking for new ways to stitch their bleeding coffers and trim costs. Members met with prospective insurance brokers Tuesday during a nearly three-hour afternoon session to learn how the companies may combat the escalating prices.

  • Police: School threat not credible




    TELL CITY – A Snapchat message to a local student, vague in nature but potentially hinting at an act of school violence, prompted the closure of Tell City-Troy Township Schools on Monday. However, police said their fast-moving investigation turned up no credible threat to schools or students. As of Monday afternoon, police believe the Snapchat message, which contained the image of a gun, had originated in another country.

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  • Wal-Mart giving away smoke detectors Saturday

    TELL CITY – In recognition of Fire Safety month, the Tell City Fire Department and Wal-Mart are teaming up this Saturday, Oct. 28, to give away 100 smoke detectors, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Tell City store.

    In 2016, Federal Emergency Management Agency reported 57 residential fire fatalities in the state of Indiana, many of which were related to unexpected or unintentional causes. Approximately 60 percent of residential fires with reported fatalities were from homes that did not have smoke detectors.

  • Records (Published Oct. 23, 2017)

    • Daniel W. Davis, 38, of 541 19th St., Tell City, Oct. 16, on preliminary charges of burglary and theft.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $11,505.
    • David W. Manning, 39, of 418 Ross Springs Drive, Maryville, Tenn., Oct. 16, on a preliminary charge of endangerment by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released Oct. 17 after posting $605 bail.

  • Hoosier National Forest plans fall prescribed burns

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier National Forest staff firefighters and planners have several prescribed burns scheduled for this fall – if weather and other factors allow.
    Burns are planned in Perry, Brown, Orange and Crawford counties. Each area has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning season.
    In Perry County, the Forest Service hopes to burn 1,077 acres at Mogan Ridge, in an area known as “Rattlesnake.”

  • Chili cook-off coming to TC downtown

    TELL CITY – Fall is here and that means chili, and the 8th annual chili cook-off on Tell City’s Main Street. This year’s event is set for Saturday Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Health exchange assistance available

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for the nation’s health exchange beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Dec. 15.
    A certified Indiana Navigator will be available at the hospital at no cost. The health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • Witches Walk set for Thursday

    Tell City will be invaded by a menagerie of costumed characters Thursday as the 27th Chamber of Commerce Witches Walk draws vampires, mummies assorted superheroes – and, yes, friendly witches, for two hours of treats and fun. Witches Walk hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. See Page 2 for a full story with the details and a list of participating businesses and organizations.