Local News

  • Meeting on jail open to public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting this evening.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

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  • Hospital honored for performance

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital has been recognized by its Louisville, Ky.,-based management-services firm for strong financial results and overall performance.

    Alliant Management Services presented the hospital its Financial Performance and Overall Performance awards during a July 31 ceremony in Louisville. The hospital's staff has been celebrating the awards this week and employees working all shifts will be treated to a cookout today.

  • Port officials seek share of stimulus funds

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners granted in a regular meeting Sept. 3 permission for the county's port authority to apply for a share of $1.5 billion in stimulus funding.

    Alvin Evans, president of the board of directors for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, said freight railroads and ports can apply for the money, and the port authority is seeking $16 million.

  • Ferdinand's Hometown Competitiveness success may be guide for Perry County

    TELL CITY - One nearby town's success could provide a recipe for improving the quality of life for Perry County's residents and helping the community compete for residents and community development.

    The board of directors for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce is exploring the opportunities available through an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program and held an informational meeting last Thursday at the Schergens Center.

  • Foundation grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

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  • Fall Sports Extravaganza Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Fall Sports Extravaganza will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a parade.

    The route will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets, continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field at the conclusion of the parade. The Pep Club, who sponsors the event, encourages the community to support this event.

  • Horse show set for Oct. 3

    BRANCHVILLE - The Branchville Conservation Club will hold a horse show Oct. 3. The show begins at 4 p.m. with port chop dinners available at 3 p.m.

    Perry Central High School FFA members will sell desserts. Also, for a $5 donation, the public will receive a ticket for a chance to win a 2009 Chevy Silverado.