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Today's News

  • County animal control plan needs city help

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Future plans for an animal control officer may rest with cooperation from the municipalities. The Perry County Council told local Humane Society Director Jim Carter they would not back any plan to hire an officer without contributions from  the incorporated communities of Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    That was not welcomed news to Carter, who told the council at their regular meeting Thursday that they could employ someone for a fraction of the previously budgeted cost.

  • Lincoln curtain call nears

     

    TELL CITY – Dress rehearsals are set for this week as “Here I Grew Up,” the locally produced play based upon the life of Abraham Lincoln’s time in southern Indiana, prepares for its debut.

    The first show will begin at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will be performed by area actors. Additional shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday’s matinée is planned for 2 p.m.

  • Getting to the core of Schweizer Fest
  • Big turnout sought for Tuesday’s Night Out

    Police agencies plan food, games, demonstrations in Hagedorn Park

    TELL CITY – An evening of fun, food and learning will reinforce the goodwill that already exists between local law enforcement agencies and the community. That’s the hope of organizers of Tuesday evening’s National Night Out celebration.

    Activities are set for 5 to 8 p.m. in Tell City’s Hagedorn Park.

  • County to get additional sheriff’s deputy

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “Does the public get a chance for discussion before this gets passed,” a voice from the galley rang out during Thursday’s county council meeting. That was in response to an impending vote that would see more than $75,000 from the county’s new local-option public-safety tax fund used to pay for a new sheriff’s deputy, jailer, patrol car and associated employee benefits.

    It was the council’s first disbursement from the recently created account.

  • Operation Roundup to accept applications beginning Aug. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

  • Ready to school
  • Schweizer Fest train rides will offer traveling taste of local history

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    Scenic Lincoln Way is preparing to debut its first excursion train rides in time for Tell City’s upcoming Schweizer Fest. This will give area residents a chance to experience local history while riding the rails, and provide an early preview of more ambitious excursion-train network in the works to help tie Perry and Spencer counties together.

  • Leading in faith
  • Meunier graduates with cum laude honors

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lauren Lynn Meunier, daughter of Matthew and Tracy (Peter) Meunier, formerly of Tell City, graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in justice administration with a minor in psychology. She graduated with cum laude honors May 14, 2016.

    Lauren has been accepted to study law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law beginning in the upcoming fall semester. She is the granddaughter of Paula and Albert Peter and Judith and Arthur Meunier of Tell City.