Local News

  • PCMH to offer basic CPR classes to public

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer CPR classes to the public July 15.

    A basic CPR course will be will be held at the Perry County EMS - Rescue building, located near Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, from noon to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited and the fee is $45. Registration is required by July 12.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival July 8-10

    DERBY — Seven bands are scheduled to play July 8-10 at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

    Music will start at 4 p.m. Friday. Among the groups scheduled are David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway,

  • Patoka Lake to host archery lessons Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginners archery lesson from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants or to the first 20 to arrive if the event is not full.

    Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447 or the Patoka Lake Property Office at (812) 685-2464.

  • Most offices closed Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. County and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week. In Cannelton, Monday's route will be collected with Tuesday's.

    Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Common Council have been postponed until Tuesday. County commissioners' meeting normally held on the first Monday has also been moved to Tuesday.

  • Tell City Woman barges into home; declares spaceship coming

    TELL CITY – A woman who allegedly barged into a Tell City home Saturday night claiming a god on a spaceship was coming for them was whisked to jail instead of outer space.

    Tell City police said Heather L. Burst, 27, of 1339 19th St., faces charges of public intoxication, residential entry and two counts of aggravated battery.

  • Tell City Fourth of July Picnic begins today

    TELL CITY — Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Saturday night.

    Activities swing into gear today in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City's north side, with meals, games and entertainment daily through Saturday.

  • Old photos sought for floodwall mural project

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is working on plans for future floodwall murals and its members have their fingers crossed that the public can provide old photos of some city landmarks.

    "This plan is a huge undertaking and should take ten or more years to complete" said Cheri Taylor, chairwoman of the society's floodwall mural effort. "The plan for this year is to finish up the panels currently under way – the steamboat and doctors panels – and to complete the flood levels at the Humboldt Street entrance.

  • Etienne seeking coroner's post

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man with a background in emergency medical services and criminal justice is seeking the office of Perry County Coroner.

    Kevin "Nic" Etienne, 22, of 15122 Oriole Road, Leopold, filed his candidacy Tuesday. The Republican will face Charlie Baumeister, a Democrat, who won his primary race in May. It is Etienne's first try at political office.

    "I believe I have the experience to run for the office through my studies in criminal justice and work as an EMT," he said.

  • After years on the lam, park clown returns

    TELL CITY – The clown is back in the park. Well, the clown's head is. His hands have been around for years, but the large aluminum head that used to welcome children in Sunset Park returned Tuesday after an absence of more than a decade.

  • Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

    Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

    TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

    Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.