Local News

  • State awards $1.4 million in roads funding




    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossings funding totaling nearly $1.4 million will help repave county roads and streets in Tell City and Troy in the coming year.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and  INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness, during a stop in Jasper Wednesday, announced that 396 Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

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  • County, Can-Clay lease deal near


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward a lease agreement between Perry County and embattled Can-Clay Corp. are expected to conclude in the next few weeks.

    County commissioners, which have conducted the leg-work in the deal, announced Tuesday that documents would be signed once a meeting date has been set for the county redevelopment commission. A session has been slated for Oct. 10. The latter board will be responsible for the oversight of the lease and ensuring that the company agrees to terms.

  • Area could be home to state’s largest solar project


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The eastern edge of Spencer County could become home to the state’s largest solar-power project to date, if pieces fall together correctly. Justin Wolf, a project developer for Orion Renewables, approached the Spencer County Council at their Tuesday, Sept. 19 meeting to outline the proposed project, which would lie between the community of Troy and New Boston, east along Indiana 545.

  • TC marchers excited as season hits stride


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Marching Marksmen are off to an out-of-this-world start to the season. The band has placed first in each of the last two contests, at Evansville Central to open the season, and most recently, this past Saturday, at Paoli.

    Marchers, competing in Class AA, bested other bands in their class by more than 2 points, and also secured awards for Best Music, Best General Effect and Best Pit Crew at Paoli.

  • Leopold 175th Celebration

    Leopold… a community built on faith, family and hard work. Founded in 1842 by a missionary priest, it boasts a rich history and a proud citizenry which continues to honor their ancestors’ dreams of freedom and independence.

  • Tell City man jailed after fleeing police, ramming trooper’s car

    PERRY COUNTY – An attempt to pull over a wanted Tell City man early Saturday resulted in a lengthy vehicle pursuit and suspect in jail.

    Around 12:40 a.m. Saturday, Trooper Jeremy Galloway was patrolling Ninth Street in Tell City when he watched a 2009 Pontiac G6 disregard a stop sign at Ninth and Steuben streets. Galloway recognized the vehicle as that belonging to 30-year-old Blake Hensley of Tell City, state police staid. Galloway knew that Hensley had an active arrest warrant through Warrick County for battering a police officer. 

  • Man dies at scene of off-road vehicle accident near Evanston

    EVANSTON – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Spencer County Man who was found dead at the scene of an off-road accident Sunday evening.
    Jerome Meunier, 60, of Evanston was ejected from the ORV he was operating after it left the roadway and flipped over. He was found by another person passing by the location.  It is unknown how long Meunier was there before he was found. 
    CPR was administered by first responders without success and Meunier was pronounced dead at the scene by the Spencer County Coroner’s Office.

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  • Income surveys going out to TC residents

    The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.