Local News

  • Waupaca cuts energy use, earns award

    TELL CITY - Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca Inc. recently earned an environmental- stewardship award from Energy Management Systems Inc. for significantly reducing its energy consumption, according to a news release from Kiley Kellermeyer, account executive with MZD Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Indianapolis,

  • Cell phones, shhh!

    TELL CITY - Starting June 1, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will start enforcing a new cell-phone policy.

    The policy, originating from a letter published by The Perry County News in February, in which a resident reported being disturbed by people talking on their cell phones in the library, requires patrons to turn off or put cell phones on vibrate while in the library and to take necessary phone calls in the foyer or outside.

  • Rising waters close Indiana 66 in Perry County

    VINCENNES – The Indiana Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed because of high water. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede.

    The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 70 at Derby is closed.

    Indiana 66 from Derby to Sulphur is also closed because of high water.

  • County's schools on 'academic watch'

    PERRY COUNTY - All three of Perry County's school systems fell into the academic-watch category based on assessments of 2008 data under the state's Public Law 221, according to information released Wednesday.

    "I'm not making excuses," William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble emphasized Thursday, "but it seems like every year we have two extreme scores that bring us down." For 2008 they were a 67-percent passing rate on third-grade-math Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams and a 66 percent in sixth-grade language arts, she said.

  • Biologist: Animals that attacked dog not wolves

    GATCHEL - An animal thought to have been among several that attacked a Perry County family's dog was  not a wolf or wolf hybrid, according to an Indiana State University biologist.

    "I boiled the skull last weekend and now have had time to examine it," John O. Whitaker Jr. wrote in an e-mail message to Jeff Thompson, wildlife biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. "It is definitely dog; it was not a wolf, coyote or coydog."

  • Tell City leaders hope for big response during cleanup week

    TELL CITY - Although Tell City's annual spring cleanup won't begin for another four weeks, city leaders aren't waiting to encourage residents to use the opportunity to rid themselves of junk in and around their homes.

    The city's mayor, city council and Building Inspector Bob Young hope the June 8-12 event will also reduce the number of people violating city ordinances against accumulating trash and debris.

  • Ducks Unlimited chapter forms here

    TELL CITY - Tell City residents have formed a new Ducks Unlimited chapter.

    These local waterfowl hunters and enthusiasts will volunteer to raise money for wetland habitat conservation. The Tell City chapter is now one of the more than 60 DU chapters in Indiana.                     

  • William Tell students taking on triathlon Saturday

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School first- through fifth-grade students will run, bike and swim in a triathlon Saturday. The rain date will be May 23.

    The event begins at William Tell, and students will run to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. From the library they will ride their bikes to Tell City High School where they will swim up to 50 yards in the pool.

  • Legion poppy sales begin Thursday

    TELL CITY - The red crepe-paper poppy will be offered for distribution by American Legion Auxiliary Post 213 Thursday through Saturday at Noble's IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Saver.

  • PCHS banquet set for May 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School will host its senior scholarship awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the elementary cafeteria. All scholarships will be awarded during this time.

    Community and business members are invited to attend and present scholarships to students. Anyone planning to present a scholarship to students who has not done should contact Jody French at 843-5121.