Local News

  • Officials eye Nov. 3 special school election

    TELL CITY - Voters in Troy Township, except those in the Cannelton school district, may vote in a Nov. 3 referendum on further construction work at Tell City High School.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday he may be able to get interest-free stimulus funding for $2 million worth of the $10 million in further work, for which a 1028 hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium.

    "Anyone who has an opinion about the continuation of this project should attend the 1028 hearing," he said.

  • Committee's grants to aid schools, law enforcement

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants totaling more than $59,000 during a breakfast July 8 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit. Awards serve local schools, police departments and service providers working to crub the fight against substance abuse.

    As in past years, grants were awarded in three areas, prevention and education, law enforcement and justice, and treatment and intervention.


  • Fair Days fantastic so far

    Perry County's 4-H Fair is in its stride, with a schedule filled with entertainment, exhibits, shows and food through Saturday.

    Today's schedule kicks off with a 9 a.m. rabbit showmanship competition, followed by a 2 p.m. dairy show and 5:30 p.m. swine show. Small pets will be judged at 5:30 this evening and 4-H'ers will take part in horse-and-pony gaming events that begin at 6:30. Beef exhibits will be judged in the show ring at 7 p.m.


  • Petunias land TC woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Reduced gas taxes cut county's highway budget

    TELL CITY - As the county commissioners approved a number of budgets for 2010 July 6, one noted that the highway department's budget would lose $411,000 due to a lack of gas sales in the county.

    "That's about 35 percent," Jody Fortwendel said.

  • Brown released without formal charges filed

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man arrested last week for two counts of dealing in marijuana was released Friday after no formal charges were filed.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was released from the county jail. As Monday's News reported, Brown was allegedly spotted July 7 selling marijuana near the John F. Kennedy Pool. In most cases the state has 48 hours from an arrest to file criminal charges. Prosecutors could refile charges later.

  • First of four Schweizer scavenger hunts begins

    TELL CITY - One of the popular events from last year's sesquicentennial is back in 2009: Scavenger hunts.

    This year's hunts will involve businesses in the city. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has hidden a wooden token outside a Tell City business. Here are the clues for finding the token. Remember, the token is outside the business.

    "Now that you have your copy of The Perry County News, start looking for the wooden token downtown. Start at Tassels and work your way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. 

  • CVB seeks partners for visitor-coupon program

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is wrapping up work on a new visitors guide. As a promotion, coupons in the guide allow guests to receive a free gift at the CVB office.

    The bureau is looking for businesses who want to partner in the project, said Bev Minto, executive director of the bureau.

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  • Community center eyed for school campus

    LEOPOLD - Already a hub of community life for the expansive school district, Perry Central's campus might one day have a community center of its own housing an adult-education center, day care facility, business incubator, computer labs and even a small self-service laundry.