Today's News

  • County finances tighten further



    PERRY COUNTY – “This is not a reason to panic!” read a handout provided to attendees at the county council’s special session July 29. Nearly two dozen Perry County elected office holders and workers were in attendance to hear plans to combat financial limitations.

  • Tell City’s big week is here!

    Community gears up for 57th annual Schweizer Fest

    Tell City’s Schweizer Fest is underway. Weekend events included the hit theater production of “Mary Poppins” at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and Saturday’s bluegrass music concert in City Hall Park. Events will continue through Sunday, Aug. 9. The official opening ceremony will be Wednesday evening with a concert by the Tell City High School Band and recognition of this year’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Al Hauenstein. Here’s a list of some major Schweizer Fest events.

  • Tipsaw Lake closed to swimming as bacterial levels climb

    TIPSAW – Hoosier National Forest officials closed Tipsaw Lake to swimming or wading last week due to high bacterial levels that could put people at risk. 

    “Recent water tests have shown a high coliform count,” said Chris Zimmer, district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest. “We felt it was in the best interest of the users to close the area to swimming until the tests improve.”

    To reopen the area to swimming there will have to be two consecutive tests within the acceptable range. 

  • PC School Board extends administrative contracts as new academic year begins


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    LEOPOLD – A handful of days away from the start of classes, members of the Perry Central School Board gathered in the high-school library. In the hallways, custodial and maintenance staff prepared for the arrival of students Aug. 4.

  • Public hearing held to discuss possible public-safety tax

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Council announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that a public hearing will be held Aug. 12 regarding a proposed public safety local option income tax.

    Because of state time constraints this will be the only meeting held regarding this matter. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Historical society plans art exhibit at museum during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City.

    These would include people native to Tell City or having lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years.  This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting applications from community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

  • SWCD cover crop applications due

    PERRY COUNTY – Those who want to have cover crops aerial seeded, will need to submit an application by July 31. Applications for the Cover Crop Incentive Program must be submitted to the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office.

    Eligible applications will be taken on a first come, first-served basis. For additional information, contact the SWCD office at (812) 547-4686.

    With funds provided by Clean Water Indiana and the SWCD it will provide $20-per-acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.

  • Ramsey – Blinn

    Samuel Eugene Ramsey and Emily Jade Blinn announce their upcoming wedding ceremony Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Muncie. 

    The prospective bridegroom is the son of Brian and Penny Snyder of Troy.

    His grandparents are Hubert and Judy Ramsey of Troy and Mae Snyder of Tell City and the late William Snyder.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edwin Jr. and Usa Blinn of Marion.

    Her grandparents are George and Rose Porter and Terry and Flo Rennaker of N.C., Marty Porter of Fairmont and Edwin Sr. and Brenda Blinn of Marion.

  • Seifert – Hagedorn

    Abby E. Seifert of Dale and Jeremy J. Hagedorn of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cathy Seifert and Gary Seifert of Dale.

    The future groom is the son of Marilyn and Joseph Hagedorn of Tell City.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale.

    A reception will be held at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney.