Local News

  • Breaking News County offices closed Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's courthouse, courthouse annex and prosecutor's office are closed at the request of County Commissioner Bill Amos.

  • Tax-delinquent properties may go to certificate sales

    TELL CITY - Properties that don't sell through county tax sales could become more-economical buys if Perry County commissioners finalize their approval of a certificate-sale process.

    Glen Luedtke, client-services director for SRI Inc., explained in a regular commissioners meeting Feb. 1 legislation adopted three years ago could help the commissioners get tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls. Property owners are given another 120 days to retain their properties, but if they can't, the county can dispose of tracts without having to take ownership of them, he said.

  • Franzman aims to keep council seat

    TELL CITY - Perry County Councilman Pete Franzman filed his candidacy Thursday to retain his District 1 seat.

    "First and foremost, I love Perry County and have devoted many years to the betterment of our county," he said in a prepared statement.

    The Tell City High School  graduate earned a bachelor's degree in management from Indiana State University, runs his own insurance agency and has served on the council since 1983. He has also served as president of the Indiana Association of County Councils and Association of Indiana Counties.

  • State of the City

    TELL CITY - When the next history of Tell City is penned, 2009 will be remembered "as the year of opportunities," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last Monday, delivering her annual state-of-the-city address. Speaking before the city council, department heads and a smattering of residents, she spoke about the $8.6 million in grants awarded the community last year, money she promised will change the look of the city and bring opportunities for current and future generations of residents.

  • City gets another $105,150 for neighborhood stabilization

    TELL CITY - The new year brings more grant funds into Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last Monday that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority had awarded the city another $105,150 for its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The money will be added to a $1,875,350 grant awarded last year for the city to purchase abandoned, vacant or foreclosed properties.

  • Stilwell-sponsored bill would help port authority

    TELL CITY - A federal-government challenge that the Perry County Port Authority is not a political subdivision of the state led to legislation approved in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday.

    Officers of the local port approached Rep. Russ Stilwell last year asking for his help to change existing laws covering the port, he said in a news release issued Thursday. In response, he co-authored House Bill 1076, which would authorize local port authorities to borrow money.

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  • Arts grant workshop set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission, in its role as regional partner to the Indiana arts commission, will offer applications for arts funding for the coming year.  

    The Regional Arts Partnership provides re-granting of public funds for the purpose of supporting arts organizations and the arts activities of other public and nonprofit organizations within Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange and Perry counties, known as Region 11.

  • Local students to participate in Jump Rope For Heart

    TELL CITY - Students at William Tell Elementary in second through fifth grades are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation's No.1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. Students will participate in Jump Rope For Heart Feb. 16 as a community-service project.

    Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  • Mighty ice falls

    Bill and Glenda Gibson provided The News this photo of a massive ice fall near Branchville. Water flowing over stone cliffs in the area froze to create the wintry spectacle.