Local News

  • IDEM issues air-quality alert for Wednesday

    An air-quality action day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Southwestern Indiana for Wednesday, June 24 for ozone.

    This includes Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Perry and Greene counties in Indiana .

    Ozone levels are expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range on June 24.  People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

  • Breaking News Grandview man found dead at foundry

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s deputy coroner hopes an autopsy will determine what killed a ThyssenKrupp Waupaca employee found early Monday inside the company’s Tell City foundry.

  • County gets $1.2 million for two roads

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners accepted in a regular meeting Wednesday more than $1.2 million in federal stimulus funding that will bring improvements to French Ridge and Leopold roads.

  • Rains delay planting, cause other problems for Perry County's farmers

    PERRY COUNTY - Farmers might want to start singing "Rain rain go away, come again some other day" to help ensure a good planting season.

    Rhonda Eaton, county executive director for the U.S. Farm Service Agency, said the rains have delayed farmers from planting and in some areas have prevented planting by almost two weeks.

    According to an observed-precipitation map at www.water.weather.gov, Perry and Spencer counties have received between 20 and 30 inches of precipitation from January to June 18, the latest date for which data was available Friday morning.

  • Chapter chief seeks hurt-animals funds

    TELL CITY - Jim Carter believes dogs and cats hit by cars should be given a chance to live, or at least an examination to determine if they stand a chance. He also offered to help develop plans for dealing with pets in major disasters and suggested a plan be developed for preventing rabies epidemics.

    The president of the local Humane Society chapter told county commissioners in their regular meeting Wednesday he planned to ask the county council for funding to provide help for animals hit by cars.

  • Women for Women award two grants

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, held its seventh annual Women in Philanthropy luncheon June 5 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The women celebrated Perry County's Women in Philanthropy Day as proclaimed by the Perry County commissioners by presenting two grant awards.

    The Circle of 100, a giving circle of women, presented Tell City High School with $3,000 and Perry Central High School with $2,000. Each school developed a program to help promote self-esteem in girls.

  • PCJW sponsoring bingo booth at annual picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will have a bingo booth at the Moose Lodge 1424-sponsored Fourth of July Picnic at Zoercher-Bettinger Park in Tell City.

    Games will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 2 and from 6 to 10 p.m. July 3-4. The cost per game will be 25 cents to play one card or 50 cents for three cards. All players must be at least 18 years of age. The proceeds from the bingo booth will be used to carry out the organization's service projects.

    For more information, contact Sally Houzanme, project chair, at 719-5205.

  • Star party Saturday

    PATOKA LAKE - The public is invited to discover nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and much more as they explore the wonders beyond the earth at the Patoka Reservoir Beach starting at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday.

    Members of the Evansville, Louisville and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, will share their knowledge of the universe.

    Evening astronomy begins at 8:30 p.m. at the beach with tips for stargazing, followed by night sky viewing through telescopes. For more information call (812) 685-2447.

  • Family seeks donations

    TELL CITY - An open house to accept donations to help Staci and Brian Henderson of Hawesville, Ky., will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.

    The couple lost everything in a June 2 house fire. Staci Henderson is the former Staci Powers of Tell City.

    Anyone who would like to donate items may do so at this time.

  • City leaders to discuss budget

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6 p.m. June 29 to discuss next year's budget. To be conducted in the council room at City Hall, the meeting will be open to the public.