Local News

  • Moose picnic under way

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Fourth of July Picnic kicks off today with food, rides and games. Activities in Zoercher-Bettinger Park culminate with Saturday night’s fireworks display.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners through Saturday. Serving begins at 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Friday and Sat-urday. Friday’s schedule had called for serving to begin at 4 p.m. but lodge members decided to offer chicken and pork chops for hungry lunch goers and others visiting the park Friday afternoon.

  • Mozart, Fulton streets paving planned

    TELL CITY  - The city of Tell City will pave Mozart Street from 12th Street to 19th Street Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9.

    The roadway will be closed to normal traffic flow with limited access for residents.

    The city will also pave the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Fulton Street.

    The Fulton Street paving project is part of the Waste Tire Modified Asphalt Grant through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • Help offered in filing for jobless benefits

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library’s conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

    No appointments are needed and help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Funds will help Waupaca diversify

    TELL CITY - With a financial boost from the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, local officials will explore possibilities for diversifying ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's products to strengthen it against the lagging automotive industry.

  • River Sweep unearths mystery

    TELL CITY - This year's River Sweep was "a very good success, with a very good turnout" of hard-working volunteers, Paul Alvey told the board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District in a regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Moose-led picnic kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY - Perry County's Independence Day tradition, Moose Lodge 1424's annual picnic in Zoercher-Bettinger Park, kicks off Thursday with three days of food, fun and entertainment.

    Fans of amusement rides can begin their celebration a day early as some attractions will open Wednesday evening. Official picnic events kick into full gear Thursday with meals, games and entertainment each day through Saturday.

  • Work 'vastly improving' TCHS, principal says

    TELL CITY - Caution tape and temporary walls lead Tell City High School visitors from the front door to the office, and separate them from the flurry of construction activity under way on the main floor.

  • Evansville radio station to profile Windy Creek Trail

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing was recently interviewed by Micah Schweizer and Jessica Naudziunas of radio station WNIN for a five-part weeklong Tri-State Health Series.

    The series will air the first full week of July on WNIN 88.3 FM.  

    Ewing and Rebecca Fenn, Perry County's greenway coordinator, met the radio interviewers at the Windy Creek Trail along Indiana June 13 to discuss the wellness initiatives taking place in the area.  

  • Traffic watch

    A barred owl watches cars go by from a traffic-sign perch along Old Indiana 237 Thursday evening. It seemed oblivious to the vehicles whizzing by until the photographer stopped in the near lane for a better shot.