Today's News

  • Health screenings provide baseline data

    TELL CITY – All of the students at William Tell Elementary School underwent voluntary health screenings just before Christmas, Principal Laura Noble reported at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 13, providing baseline information for comparisons over the next two years.

    Height, weight, body-mass index, blood pressure and other information was gathered "in a very professional way," Noble told the board. Funded through a Welborn Foundation wellness grant, information from the examinations will remain confidential, she emphasized, and is being provided to parents.

  • County port board honors founding member

    TELL CITY – A man who served as charter member of a number of local organizations was honored posthumously Jan. 14 for his role in launching the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, where he served as general manager for three years.

    Gerald D. "Gerry" Thomas, who also served as president of the Indiana Rail Transportation Group, was honored in a resolution adopted by the port authority's board of directors in a regular meeting. He died Dec. 12 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Police net stolen goods; more charges possible

    TELL CITY – Laptop computers, kitchen appliances, DVDs and even a stuffed toy dog, all allegedly stolen from Wal-Mart stores in three cities, were seized Tuesday night by Tell City police officers.

    "Someone could get a good start furnishing a small apartment with what we found tonight," Patrolman Roger Smith said while showing off items that included a Sony laptop computer, coffee maker, mixer and a collection of several DVDs.

  • Judge rules Tell City man incompetent to stand trial

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with attempting to kill his father has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be treated at a state hospital before his case is reviewed this spring.

    Special Judge William Weikert signed an order last week declaring Patrick C. Hagedorn lacks comprehension of the criminal charges facing him and is unable to assist in his own defense.

  • Perry County among five receiving federal aid

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Baron Hill announced this month that Perry, Spencer, Floyd, Orange and Scott counties will receive federal emergency-grant funds.

    The $720,000 grant will be administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • United Way accepting applications for funding

    TELL CITY – Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Applications are available at the United Way office at 1012 31st St. in Tell City or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the United Way distributed more than $71,500 to health and human-service organizations that provide services in Perry County.

    Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Applications received after the deadline or those incomplete will not be considered.  Applicants must have 501c3 tax status.

  • Beef nutrition to be discussed at Jan. 29 program

    TELL CITY – Perry County's Purdue Extension program will sponsor a meeting on beef nutrition Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8:30.

    Margie Zoglmann, Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources will be the speaker for this program. The program will look at basic nutrition information for the beef herd, utilizing alternative feedstuffs and basic ration formulation.

  • TC band boosters seek donations, offer $850 at last-game raffle

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraiser auction to be held Saturday, Feb. 14 and will give away $850 Feb. 27.

    Local businesses will be contacted by a member of the band booster auction committee.

    Anyone doing pre-spring or post-holiday cleaning who has gently used items to donate can call Patty Hawkins at 547-3731. Transportation of items can be arranged.

  • Property-tax board of appeals meets Feb. 3-4

    TELL CITY – The county's Property Tax Board of Appeals will meet Feb. 3 and 4 at the courthouse. Hearings begin at 9 a.m.


  • Ice no barrier to DNR divers

    Polar bears they're not, but Indiana Department of Natural Resources divers proved Tuesday they have the nerve and equipment to save lives in the coldest of conditions, even under the ice.

    Five conservation divers slipped beneath 3 inches of ice at Patoka Lake's south ramp for a morning training session. Teams of two divers spent up to 10 minutes under water, honing search skills and testing the equipment – including dive suits that allow them to cope with the cold – they rely on during winter rescues.