Local News

  • Water utility receives new truck

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department has taken delivery of a new truck.

    The city's water board voted this summer to approve utility superintendent Dale Poole's request to purchase a new 2007 Kodiak 7500 from Uebelhor Chevrolet in Jasper. The truck carried a price tag of $48,175 and was the was the lowest of four new-vehicle quotes tendered.

    The vehicle replaces a 1986 truck with "22 years of hard use," that the water utility inherited from the street department, Poole said.

  • Offices to be closed for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Monday's observance of Labor Day will close governmental offices across the county.

    There will be no trash collection in Tell City and Cannelton Monday and a one-day delay for pickups the rest of the week. All county offices will be closed Monday.

    Meetings of the Tell City Common Council and Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, normally held the first Monday of each month, will be pushed back a day to Tuesday and will be held at Twilight Towers.

    The two governmental bodies hold traveling meetings outside of City Hall each quarter.

  • Lincoln group's odyssey begins Tuesday

    A pioneer-era flatboat will set off Tuesday from Rockport en route to New Orleans in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's upcoming 200th birthday.

    The public is invited to attend a send-off ceremony for Lincoln's Journey of Remembrance at 11 a.m. along the Ohio Riverfront below the bluff in Rockport.

    The program will include a keynote address by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock and musical performances.

  • Volunteers sought for mural projects

    TELL CITY - Volunteers are sought to work on new floodwall murals in Tell City. Artist Emilie Miller plans to work on the murals at the following times over the next couple of weeks.

    Work sessions are dependent on weather, with rain canceling that day's work.

    This Week

    Thursday (today), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Next Week

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

    Other Times

  • Challenges don't slow little girl

    Weekend MDA Telethon provides hope for children like 2-year-old Ella

    TELL CITY - Ella Miller is everything most 2-year-old girls should be: rambunctious, adventurous and full of questions. Ella is all of that to her parents, Scott and Lisa Miller of Brushy Fork Road, and her big sister, 8-year-old Maryann.

  • Student will advise state legislators

    Perry Central junior picked for youth advisory council

    LEOPOLD - Blake Kleaving is continuing a political career he began two years ago, even though he's a junior at Perry Central High School.

    He was one of several students nominated by guidance counselor Jody French for appointment to the first Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. He learned about it earlier, but his selection was announced in a news release from the state Department of Education Friday.

  • Congress aiming for economic, energy reform

    Hill offers legislative update; criticized for federal funding of Planned Parenthood

    TELL CITY - An Aug. 19 town-hall meeting gave Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill an opportunity to share his view on legislative issues before Congress - and bills he hopes will stimulate the U.S. economy and lower prices residents are paying at the pump.

    While some complain Congress is on a summer vacation, Hill said he has been busy meeting with Hoosiers concerned about the economy, gas prices and the need for the United States to become more energy independent.

  • Council approves township budgets

    But president still doesn't understand why

    TELL CITY - County Council President Pete Franzman said after approving four township budgets and tabling one for more information Monday he still doesn't understand why the state legislature gave the council that responsibility.

    The council approved in a special meeting the budgets for Anderson, Clark, Leopold and Union townships.

  • Complaints prompt jail inspection

    Health department finds no major problems

    CANNELTON - A number of problems were noted in a Perry County Jail inspection initiated "based on some complaints," according to County Sheriff Bob Glenn.

    "Jermie said most of it was bogus," Glenn said of an Aug. 13 inspection by County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer during a regular county commissioners' meeting Aug. 18. Farmer found "one small problem," the sheriff said, adding that a state inspector had visited "within the last couple of months."

  • Paving the Way

    Employees of Clarksville-based Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc. lay down fresh asphalt on Tell City's 12th Street Friday. Crews worked several days milling the old surface and then putting down new asphalt. Friday's work was focused on the sides of the roadway, which serves as Indiana 66 as well as 12th Street. As part of the same project, the company earlier this month repaved Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City. The 12th Street project stopped at the intersection with Washington Street.