Local News

  • Skate park may close for good due to damage, liability issues

    By Vince Luecke
    TELL CITY – Damaged equipment shuttered Tell City’s skate park nearly two years ago. Now, concerns about mounting liability could close the area off for good.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing, speaking at Monday’s meeting of the city’s works board, said damaged equipment in the skate park, located adjacent to Roy Fenn Park, is being removed to lessen the city’s liability should someone be injured.

  • INDOT schedules meeting on bridge work

    By Vince Luecke

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting this month to discuss plans and gather input on proposed maintenance and repainting of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Beekeeping workshop set for Feb. 17

    LEOPOLD – The Feb. 17 winter workshop will be hosted by the Perry Central FFA and Purdue Master Gardeners in partnership with Purdue Extension in Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers.
    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Perry Central ag building.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467-1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • Perry Central kindergartners celebrate 100 Days of School

    Kindergartners at Perry Central Community School recently celebrated 100 days of school. Students took part in activities such as reading 100 books, building 100-cup pyramids and bringing 100 of an item to school.

    Some parents even made T-shirts to celebrate the 100th day.

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces newly created scholarships, endowments

    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund
    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb believe it’s important to encourage students to further their education and achieve their maximum potentials. That’s why the former governor and his wife created the Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund to benefit a Perry Central student each year. The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund, created through the Perry County Community Foundation, will be awarded for the first time this spring.

  • Tip about suspicious vehicle leads to two arrests

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Police Department officers arrested two people Jan. 19 on multiple drug charges.

    According to Police Chief Lee Hall, April D. Northerner, 31, and James P. Harper, 30, both of Tell City were arrested by Patrolman Ryan Smith.

    Smith was dispatched to the 400 block of Knight Street in Cannelton to investigate a vehicle that had been reported as suspicious.

  • I-64 pothole patching begins this week

    PERRY COUNTY– Drivers on Interstate 64 should watch for slow-moving pothole patching crews the next few weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 2 (today).

    Each day between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, patching crews will be working between Indiana 61 and Indiana 66 in Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties.

    Updated information and a map are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise service at http://indot.carsprogram.org/#roadReports/eventAlbum/incars-40999.

  • Tell City-Troy Township School Board work session Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a work session. The board decided at its January meeting to hold work sessions every other month. The board will discuss issues in the work sessions, which are open to the public, but will not take votes.

    On the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting are a review of proposals from financial advisers; a review of bus route bids, a discussion of possibly providing free textbooks to students, policy discussions and a review of long-term goals and planning.

  • No one hurt when semi collides with school bus

    TROY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated a property-damage accident on Indiana 66 near Troy Wednesday involving a semi-tractor trailer and a Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. bus.

    There were no injuries reported in the accident. However, there was damage to both vehicles. The bus was carrying one student and two school personnel (the driver and a bus monitor) at the time of the crash. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was found to have traveled left of center, causing the accident.