Local News

  • Tombstone mystery resolved, partially

    TELL CITY - A mystery presented in the June 29 edition of The News has been partially solved.

    Paul Alvey, then the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, reported at the June board-of-directors meeting that April Bolin found one or two pieces of a headstone while participating in the annual River Sweep cleanup of Ohio River shores.

  • Council approves full-time veterans-services officer

    TELL CITY - County Veterans-Services Officer Wayne Hubert will get paid for the extra hours he puts in after action by the county council at a regular meeting July 23.

    A new part-time county administrator had been hired, Council President Pete Franzman noted, "and this opens up the recommendation from the (county) commissioners that Wayne be made full-time veterans-services officer, which we've batted around before ... it's probably a good opportunity to do that."

  • State's rabies count rises

    PERRY COUNTY - Pet owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against rabies in view of a rise in the number of rabid bats found in Indiana, according to the president of Humane Society of Perry County.

    Jim Carter said a bat his wife found on their property tested positive for the disease, which can be fatal if not treated.

    County Health Department Environmentalist Jermie Farmer said Friday a bat flew into a window and bit a county resident, but was allowed to escape. Since it couldn't be tested, the victim underwent rabies treatment.

  • Candidates vie for Schweizer crowns

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest queen competition returns this year with a Junior Miss Schweizer Fest contest added to the event.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, the public can watch the contestants vie for the two crowns. Cost is $2.

    Miss Schweizer Fest Contestants

    Shaina Richardson, daughter of Jeff and Connie Richardson, attends Perry Central High School in Leopold.

    A Perry Central High School student, Kelsie Bland is the daughter of Melanie Robbins and Weslie Bland.

  • August's Angel Food orders due Aug. 16; News has forms

    TELL CITY - August menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $25.

    Included on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables.

    There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due Aug. 16 with food delivered Aug. 29.

  • TC man faces firearms charges

    TELL CITY - A report of shots fired on the east side of Tell City led to the arrest early Friday of one man, but the investigating officer in the case said more charges could be filed.

    Mark T. Jones, 22, of 1027 23rd St., Apartment 116, faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a handgun and carrying a handgun without a license.

  • Yard sale to benefit shelter

    CANNELTON - A yard sale from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will benefit the Perry County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 200 Herzelle St. in Cannelton.

  • Farmers market shifts location

    TELL CITY - Due to Schweizer Fest activities taking place around City Hall this week, Tell City's farmers markets Wednesday and Saturday will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, located at 702 10th St.

    Times remain unchanged, 2 p.m. for Wednesday's market and 7 a.m. Saturday.

  • Horsepower to set festival in motion

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales and racing star Kasey Kahne's Budweiser-sponsored car will visit Tell City Friday, delivering a high-horsepowered start to Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they have pulled for decades will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and once hitched, will travel the streets around the park from around noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

  • 2009 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest are inserted into local copies of today's Perry County News.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the July 31 to Aug. 9 celebration, information on major events, such as wine garden and barbecue cook-off Aug. 8 and that day's gospel-music lineup. There's also a look at Tell City's rich history.

    Programs will be distributed in coming days in local businesses and extra copies will be available at The News.