Local News

  • County seeks funding for brownfields

    TELL CITY - Perry County could benefit from a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant that will help identify brownfield sites.

    Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representative Tom Mosley told the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 15 the money will fund assessments of sites known or perceived to contain ground contaminants.

  • Torch run to kick off Special Olympics Saturday

    TELL CITY - Local law-enforcement officers will gather to carry the Special Olympics Indiana Flame of Hope as a part of the community's annual track and field meet, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

    In honor of Special Olympics Indiana's 40th anniversary, the event will feature a number of special activities, including a welcome address from a member of the city council.

  • Local jobless rate climbs to 10.4 percent

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in March, up six-tenths of a percent from the previous month, as local employers continued to shed jobs.

    Perry County joined neighboring Crawford and Spencer among counties with jobless rates of more than 10 percent. Employment statistics are posted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • Spring cleanup week June 8-12

    TELL CITY - The week of June 8-12 has been designated spring cleanup week in Tell City.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly confirmed the date at last Monday's meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety. Residents will be able to dispose of unwanted items during those days. Details will be mailed to residents via postcards.

    Watch The News for more details.

  • Perry Central charts plans for stimulus money for Title 1, special-ed programs

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community Schools will receive about $270,000 in extra funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed this spring by President Barack Obama.

    The federal stimulus money making its way to Hoosier communities will support Title 1 and special-education programs, members of the district's board learned last Monday. An extra $200,000 is expected to fund special-education programs and another $70,000 for Title 1, which provides supplemental funds to school districts to help them meet educational goals, including improving reading skills.

  • Registration begins today for annual kids fishing derby

    TELL CITY - Registration begins today for the Hoosier National Forest's 14th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. The May 30 event is free and open to all children ages 15 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. with the fishing and casting contest starting at 8:45. There will be two fishing heats, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.

    Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest and awards and prizes will follow.

  • ACES Walk May 6

    TELL CITY - Once again William Tell Elementary School plans to be part of the world's largest exercise class. Millions of children from all 50 states and almost 50 countries will exercise together at 10 a.m. May 6 as part of Project All Children Exercising Simultaneously.

    The school invites the public to join in the event. Just park in the gravel lot in front of William Tell and meet behind the school as everyone assembles in that area at 9:50 a.m.

  • Tell City Historical Society seeks Civil War items

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is seeking information on Tell City and Perry County citizens who served during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

    The public can donate items to the society for display in the military section of the museum.

    Original or copies of paper documents will be displayed or filed for research information. Information on this period of time in history is lacking at the museum.

    To donate, contact Mark Laflin at 548-0778 or drop information off at the Tell City Historical Society Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

  • Murder-mystery play, dinner Saturday

    TELL CITY - "The Pink Lace Diamond." It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests May 2 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    Being held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit, the mystery involves the discovery of a dead body at a plush resort and a large pink diamond.

  • We the Youth Class graduates Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY - The We The Youth of Perry County Class of 2009 will graduate in a 1 p.m. ceremony Sunday at William Tell Elementary School.

    Various members of the graduating class will offer comments during the ceremony, as will keynote speaker Beverly Conrad, Cannelton elementary principal.

    Cake and punch will be served after students receive their diplomas. Families of the graduating students, school teachers and administrators of all three Perry County schools and sponsors are invited to attend.