Local News

  • Alvey stepping down from recycling district job

    TELL CITY - Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, announced Tuesday he will resign from the position July 15.

    The announcement came after the district's board of directors conducted an executive session before a regular meeting.

  • Company will auction county vehicles

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a June 17 regular meeting the employment of a company seeking to auction off some of the county's surplus vehicles and a replacement of culverts to help wildlife thrive.

    The News reported after a June 1 meeting Jeff Kemper of SRI Inc., of Indianapolis sought to take on the sales of surplus county vehicles. He told them then two Ford Crown Victorias sold by the county last year for $420 each could have fetched more than $12,000 apiece.

  • Final Ironstock to haunt fairgrounds

    TELL CITY - For the last 10 years die-hard Halloween fans have converged on the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds to share their craft and have fun. But this will be the last year for Ironstock as husband-and-wife founders Ralph Mitchell and Melissa Carter retire the Halloween fest.

    "We started 10 years ago with 35 people and had no clue how big it would grow," Mitchell said.

    During its run, Mitchell said they've had visitors from every state and some from Canada and New Zealand.

    "We've had a really great run and made lots of friends," he added.

  • Adventures with Nature returns to Tipsaw Lake Saturday

    TIPSAW - One of summer's most popular local attractions, Perry County's Adventures with Nature Field Day, returns to Tipsaw Lake Saturday with hands-on activities and talks event organizers hope will entertain and educate.

    The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and signs will be posted at the Tipsaw Lake entrance on Indiana 37. A variety of exhibitors and programs will highlight the area's natural resources and share facts and confront misconceptions about plants and animals.

  • Switch coming in method of collecting business' cardboard

    TELL CITY - Tell City businesses that recycle cardboard through the Perry County Recycling Management District will soon see dumpsters replace the trailers they're now renting for the purpose.

    As The News has reported previously, district Executive Director Paul Alvey has been working with Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste to replace the aging trailers, which he has said are no longer cost-effective for the collection of cardboard.

    Replacing them with dumpsters that Veolia would provide and empty will reduce costs and liability for the district.

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  • IDEM issues air-quality alert for Wednesday

    An air-quality action day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Southwestern Indiana for Wednesday, June 24 for ozone.

    This includes Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Perry and Greene counties in Indiana .

    Ozone levels are expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range on June 24.  People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

  • Breaking News Grandview man found dead at foundry

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s deputy coroner hopes an autopsy will determine what killed a ThyssenKrupp Waupaca employee found early Monday inside the company’s Tell City foundry.

  • County gets $1.2 million for two roads

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners accepted in a regular meeting Wednesday more than $1.2 million in federal stimulus funding that will bring improvements to French Ridge and Leopold roads.

  • Rains delay planting, cause other problems for Perry County's farmers

    PERRY COUNTY - Farmers might want to start singing "Rain rain go away, come again some other day" to help ensure a good planting season.

    Rhonda Eaton, county executive director for the U.S. Farm Service Agency, said the rains have delayed farmers from planting and in some areas have prevented planting by almost two weeks.

    According to an observed-precipitation map at www.water.weather.gov, Perry and Spencer counties have received between 20 and 30 inches of precipitation from January to June 18, the latest date for which data was available Friday morning.