Local News

  • Controlled HNF burns planned

    TELL CITY – According to Mike Davis, fire-program manager for the Hoosier National Forest, three controlled burns are planned for the forest in mid- to late November.  

    One of the burns, about 100 acres in size, is planned in the German Ridge area of Perry County.

    For more  information, contact Davis at 547-9247 or Franklin Lograsso, public affairs officer for the forest, at (812) 276-4758.

  • Council of Agencies relocates

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council of Agencies office has moved locations. The center is now located at the corner of Ninth and Blum streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • German American unites offices under common name

    JASPER — German American Bancorp announced this week that it is uniting all banking, insurance and investment offices under the common name German American. Under this change, First State Bank and First State Insurance – acquired by German American in 1994 and 2009, respectively – will be adopting the German American brand.

  • Salvation Army needs more bell ringers

    TELL CITY – The local chapter of the Salvation Army still has time slots between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day until Dec. 26 for which it needs volunteer bell ringers.

  • News helping Santa Claus with letters

    TELL CITY — Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, published this year Dec. 24.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News' office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools will be asked to write letters. Letters must be in by Nov. 28.


  • Breaking News State representative hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr., whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, is in Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, The News learned Thursday afternoon.

    A message left for a hospital spokeswoman seeking information on the lawmaker’s condition wasn’t immediately returned Thursday afternoon. However, a story on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Web site was reporting Thursday that Oxley was listed in critical condition.

    Oxley, 59, was elected in 2008 and is serving his first term.


  • Works board tables action on building repairs

    CANNELTON - Members of the Cannelton Public Works Board decided to table the issue of possible renovations for the former Heck building at the regular meeting held Nov. 9 so that the board could discuss the project with the city attorney.

    Carolyn Barr, owner of the Heck Building located at Sixth and Taylor streets, is seeking permission from the board to continue renovations on the building to bring it up to city building codes.

  • Second mass H1N1 clinic set for Sunday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Health Department will host another large-scale H1N1 vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Ivy Tech Community College.

    The clinic is open to all Perry County residents and follows a Nov. 8 clinic at Ivy Tech. That clinic was reserved for people in high-risk groups.

    Although the number of doses is still limited, local health officials decided last week to allow all residents to receive the injectable vaccine.

  • Rezoning request OK'd

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man's rezoning request received a favorable recommendation Tuesday evening amid larger discussion of business zoning classifications, especially areas zoned for business in areas that have experienced little or no commercial development.

  • Simulated spill tests disaster readiness

    TELL CITY - A mock chemical spill Wednesday night that would have threatened residents of Tell City's west side instead tested the plans of local agencies that will be on the front lines of any real-life emergency.

    The hour-long exercise simulated a chlorine leak at Tell City's wastewater treatment plant. Local paramedics, first responders, firefighters and police officers knew the emergency calls to them were part of a drill but didn't know the details, which unfolded at the direction of Steve Hauser, director of the county's emergency management agency.