Local News

  • Tell City native pens twin-driven horror novel


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Lured by the combination of romance and terror, for hundreds of years, humans have been enamored by the idea of vampires. Perry Countian Allanah King hopes that interest won’t soon quell, having just penned a novel with the long beloved, yet feared creatures as its main characters.

    The story, titled “Two Bodies, One Soul,” centers not only around vampires, but also includes themes of political and familial strife.

  • Adopting a better business model


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With several major manufacturers already in place, and with community-wide goals aimed at hopefully attracting new employers, county leaders are taking steps to modify how it deals with economic development. Chiefly, when it comes to extending tax deferrals to developing or expanding businesses, the county plans to employ some new guidelines to help ensure the economic tool is warranted.

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  • Ivy Tech doubles down on local jobs initiative


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Representatives from Ivy Tech, Perry County schools and local industry attended an event held Thursday to highlight progress made in facilitating a school-to-work pipeline in the county.

    Lee Chestnut, president of the Perry County Business and Industrial Development Corp., an entity committed to expanding local job opportunities in the immediate area, delivered a slideshow-presentation-led address to those gathered, describing the community’s efforts thus far.

  • Lilly Scholarship application filings open

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation, which administers the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship locally, will begin accepting applications Aug. 1.

    This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

  • Youth sports an untapped means to spur local tourism

    Two Indiana University researchers say creative marketing is needed to reach visitors in what’s become a multibillion-dollar-a-year segment of the tourism industry: youth sports tourism.

  • Amendments slated for fishing rules

    INDIANA – A public hearing on proposed changes for several fishing related rules is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, in Plainfield. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road.
The most significant proposed changes are:

    • Increasing the statewide minimum size limit to 24 inches for Northern pike, and changing the statewide daily bag limit of three Northern pike to include no more than one per day longer than 30 inches.

  • Perry County Soil & Water cost-share funds available

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to the approaching deadline for the 2015 and 2016 Clean Water Indiana Grant funds, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District board has agreed to make funds available to Perry County landowners even if a landowner has already received cost share funds from these grants. Fields/projects in USDA Farm Bill programs cannot be in Clean Water Indiana grant programs.                

  • TC applies for grant-funded officer




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department should learn this fall whether it has been awarded a federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant that would fund 75 percent of the salary and fringe benefits of a new police officer for up to three years.

    The city council gave its OK earlier this year to apply for the grant. Chief Derrick Lawalin made the request, pointing out the grants are often very competitive in nature and there is no guarantee the city will be successful.

  • Animal welfare group to disband

    Editor’s Note: This notice was penned by Charles W. Falls, Chairman of the Board Humane Society of Perry County