Local News

  • Bower announces candidacy for state representative

    SALEM - Ryan Bower said he wants to make the public's voice heard. That's why he is running for State Representative for Indiana House District 73.

    Bower believes jobs are the most important issue facing our district. He will actively work to help existing businesses expand and work with local leaders to bring in new companies. "I plan to work vigorously to create stable, good-paying jobs in southern Indiana."

  • Fourth annual farm toy show set for April 3

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the fourth annual farm toy show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    A farm-scene display contest will also be held. Displays may begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be ready for judging at 9 a.m. First- , second- and third-places will be awarded. Each winner will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the farm toy show.

  • Student H1N1 clinic set for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School and Tell City Junior High School will hold H1N1 vaccine clinics for students Friday.

    If you would like your child to receive a vaccine, permission slips may be picked up at both school offices. Slips need to be returned by March 10. For more information, contact Kristi Haller at 547-3131 or 547-3748.

  • TCJHS plans to 'Talk About It All'

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold a "Let's Talk About It All" parent night at 5:30 Thursday at the school cafeteria. A free chili supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and open discussion begins at 6.

    Professionals will be present to field questions and have open discussions on topics related to substance use and abuse, dating and relationships, adolescent mental health and legal issues related to adolescent behavior.

  • 'Financial-peace' class forming

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost.

  • Breaking News Saturday memorial service moved to Cannelton Community Center

    CANNELTON - Due to rain forecast to fall this week and concerns over parking at the crash site in Millstone, Saturday’s memorial service marking the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Northwest Electra airline crash will be held at the Cannelton Community Center.

    The service had been planned for the crash site.

    The memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.

  • Officials trim number of polling sites to 11

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners reduced at a regular meeting Monday the number of voting locations in the county from 21 to 11.

    Their action came at the recommendation of the county election board, whose members said the changes will save more than $5,000 per election after the 2010 primary. They had also said it has become increasingly difficult to find people willing to staff the voting locations and some previously used sites did not meet criteria for wheelchair access.

    The following sites will be used beginning with the May 4 primary election.

  • Classic-car rally making summer visit to Tell City

    TELL CITY - A vintage car rally expected to draw dozens of historic autos will visit Tell City in July for a pre-Schweizer Fest event that will allow the public to see some of the rarest cars still on the road and their drivers.

    The fourth annual Hemmings Challenge will visit Tell City July 29 as part of a sponsorship by the city of Tell City, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Quality of Life Committee of the Perry County Development Corp.

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  • City acquires more homes under $2M grant project

    TELL CITY - As a nearly $2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program moves forward, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing announced the awarding of bids to demolish seven foreclosed or vacant homes purchased this year by the city.

    Casebolt Construction submitted low bids for demolishing four of the homes, $3,540 for a structure at 723 Seventh St., $3,380 for a house at 1302 Main St., $4,480 for a home at 919 12th St., and $3,540 for a house at 817 Lafayette St.