Local News

  • TC utility bills changing color

    TELL CITY - Residents of Tell City will find their monthly water, sewer, stormwater and trash bills have a new color to them.

    Officer manager Janet Damin said the usual cream-colored cards will be replaced with white card stock in the May 1 billing being mailed this week.

    "It's the same format but just another color," she said. "We want to let our customers know to be looking for them."

  • Flu threat halts offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - As a precautionary measure against the growing outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, all offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility and other Hoosier adult and juvenile facilities have been halted.

    There have been no cases of the flu virus at any correctional facility but the Indiana Department of Correction hopes to prevent the virus from infecting offenders who live in close proximity to one another or correctional staff.

  • Income surveys in TC mailboxes this week

    TELL CITY - An income survey getting under way in Tell City this week could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community as it vies for grants administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    City leaders ask residents who receive the surveys to carefully complete and return them.

    "We can't stress enough how important this information is in helping the city compete for some of these funds," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday.

  • Grant will bolster fitness efforts at William Tell

    TELL CITY - A $25,422 Safe Routes to School Grant awarded to William Tell Elementary School will complement a Sidewalks-to-Schools Grant received by the city, Principal Laura Noble announced at a school-board meeting April 14.

  • Recorder's office now offers fraud protection

    TELL CITY - A new monitoring system offered by the Perry County Recorder's Office allows residents to learn if someone is using their name in an attempt to commit property fraud.

    County Recorder Jane James is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Property Fraud Alert service, which she said allows the public to have their name monitored within the recorder's office in order to track possible fraudulent activity.

    Subscribers will be notified when a name they have submitted is used in any recording within the office, such as a deed or mortgage.

  • 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.