Local News

  • Farm to table dinner returning




    TELL CITY – A farm-to-table dinner of locally produced meat, fruits and vegetables will return to Tell City late this summer, giving diners a chance to enjoy a meal whose ingredients will be raised and grown in Perry County.

  • County to review salaries, future pay raises


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council plans to review salaries and how pay raises are applied. The council, during a regular meeting of the board Thursday, organized a sub-committee to do just that, with hopes that plans can come together before members begin budget discussions this summer.

    Members of the committee will be council members Jody French, Tom Hauser and David Etienne.

  • Coroner’s office working to ID body found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman in Tipsaw Lake Saturday could be released as early as today. County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said he is hoping to match dental records to make a positive identity. An autopsy was conducted Sunday and Baumeister said the female was likely in her 50s. Authorities have a strong lead on the person’s identity.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the body.

  • Lillpop faces rape charges; held without bond

    TELL CITY – Already facing multiple charges of having illegal sexual contact with minors, William Lillpop was arrested last week in Kentucky on new charges of rape and sexual misconduct.

    Lillpop, owner of Tell City Cinemas, had been free on bond but was ordered held without bond. He was first held in the Hardin County, Ky., Detention Center but was booked into the Perry County Detention Center on Monday.

    He was formally charged last week with two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor. 

  • Citizens police academy begins




    While they won’t carry a firearm or climb behind the wheels of police cruisers, 20 people enrolled in a new citizens police academy will get a big dose of first-hand knowledge about police work, as well as the duties of dispatchers and jailers.

  • Weekend power switch set for Troy

    TROY – Having finalized plans with Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Troy Utilities Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said the switchover from Hoosier Energy will officially take place Sunday, April 30.

    The switchover will include an outage across all of Troy, for businesses and residences. It will take place in the morning, between 8 and 11 a.m., according to Linne. The outage is expected to last about an hour and a half, but could be as long as three hours if crews face unforeseen circumstances.

  • Call center to close, 200 jobs likely lost


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Startek call center at 211 U.S. Highway 66 E. in Tell City will close its doors this summer, taking more than 200 jobs with it, company officials announced this week. A federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act  notice of the planned job loss was submitted to the state Monday.

  • Hoosier National Forest recognizes volunteers’ accomplishments

    TELL CITY – April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week. The Hoosier National Forest would like to take the opportunity afforded by this week to recognize and thank the volunteers who use their time and talents to make the Hoosier National Forest a better place. The commitment volunteers have to the forest demonstrates how much they care about their community and the world around them, Hoosier National Forest officials said.

  • Three cheers to the Perry County Storm
  • Knights of Columbus Soup preparation