Local News

  • Voting sites still being considered

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled again a recommendation from the county election board to further reduce the number of voting locations in the county.

    As The News reported Jan. 7, the three-member board recommended cutting in half the number of polling sites, saying workers to staff them are difficult to find. They realized after that meeting the Eagles Bluff visitor center could serve as the Tobin Township site, and included that change in their recommendation when they discussed it at the latest commissioners meeting Jan. 20.

  • Young files for new Senate term

    MILLTOWN - State Sen. Richard Young officially will run for his sixth full term in the Senate District 47 that includes Perry County.

    The Democrat from Milltown has been in the Senate since 1988.

    "Representing the citizens of southern Indiana has truly been a rewarding experience," said Young. "I look forward to continuing the work on their behalf that I have been doing as a member of the rural caucus."

  • TC leaders try to reduce sting of rate hikes

    TELL CITY - Faced with a mandate to eliminate the community's combined-sewer overflows, the Tell City Common Council agreed Jan. 21 to move an $11 million project forward while taking steps to lessen the impact on ratepayers.

    The council, meeting in a special meeting with John Seever of the accounting firm H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, agreed to shift some principal payments on a new bond issue for several years, until 1999 and 2006 bond issues are fully paid.

    The shift will reduce some of the debt burden on residents.

  • Commission opposed to monofill plans

    CHRISNEY - By an 8-1 vote, the Spencer County Plan Commission issued an unfavorable recommendation Thursday to ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's plans to develop an industrial monofill on 124 acres in Huff Township.

  • County council reorganizes; Franzman stays president

    TELL CITY - Pete Franzman was named to continue serving in 2010 as president of the Perry County Council at a regular meeting Thursday, but declined to say whether he'll file a candidacy to continue serving in 2011 and beyond.

    As The News reported Jan. 25, Sheriff Bob Glenn announced his intention to seek Franzman's seat as he approaches a term limit in that position.

    Councilman Alan Cassidy, whose name will appear on the primary ballot in May, will continue to serve as vice president after an annual reorganization of the county's fiscal body.

  • Orscheln Industries challenges employees to donate to Haiti relief

    MOBERLY, Mo. - Orscheln employees are offering their help to raise funds for those in need after the earthquakes in Haiti.

  • Arts grant workshop set for Feb. 10 at library

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission will offer grant applications for arts funding for the coming year.

    The JCAC's Regional Arts Partnership provides regranting of public funds to support arts organizations and the arts activities of other public and nonprofit organizations within the six counties known as Region 11 (Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, and Perry counties).

  • Library poetry contest kicks off today

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library announces its Poetry Madness Contest starts today and runs through March 31.

    The contest is sponsored and organized by the Teen Advisory Group in celebration of National Poetry Month, held in April.

    Below are the guidelines for submitting poetry:

  • United Way seeks applications

    TELL CITY - Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County now through Feb. 19.

    Funding applications are available at the United Way office, 1012 31st St. or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the local United Way organization distributed more than $89,000 to area health and human-service organizations.

    All applications must be received by Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health or human- service organization and maintain a tax-exempt status.

  • Community foundation invites local farmers to free breakfast Feb. 16

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Community Foundation and Purdue Extension Office are co-sponsoring "Farming: 2010 - A Special Briefing and Complimentary Breakfast for the Perry County Agricultural Community" at 7 a.m. Feb. 16.