Today's News

  • Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 78th recruit academy

    INDIANAPOLIS - The deadline for application to the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, 11:59 p.m., Feb. 25, 2018 is quickly approaching.

    Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm.  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

    Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 78th Recruit Academy.

  • Seed starting basics for spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait!

    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season.  Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Band Boosters’ Easter Bazaar March 10

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold its annual Easter Bazaar and Silent Auction Saturday, March 10, at the Schergens Center. The vendor fair will run from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m., with the silent auction going 1 to 3 p.m.

    New this year, the group will be selling chicken dinners. Meals will be $8, served with half a chicken, slaw and creek fries. Service will start at 11 a.m. and continue until sold out.

    Also, pictures with the Easter Bunny will start at 10 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt for the kids will start at 11.

  • Perry Central educator among nation’s ‘Most Spirited’ teachers


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School Spanish teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn is excited to have received a nomination for the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards.  The recognition is special to her since “so many teachers work really hard” in their respective schools across the nation, that being mentioned is an honor. 

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  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis. 

  • Tell City adopts revised wastewater rates




    TELL CITY – New wastewater rates adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council will reduce the monthly bills paid by many Tell City residents and will reduce a surcharge paid by outside-the-city customers.

  • County braces for more flooding




    PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

  • Community Events; Feb. 22

    VFW serving breakfast Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the post home. Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order. Cost is $7, which includes tax. Carryout meals will be available. The public is invited.


    K of C brunch buffet March 11


  • Kessner, Hauenstein to share memories of Tell City history

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will host its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the museum, located at Ninth and Franklin streets.

    The program for this month’s meeting is “Dot and Friends,” with Dot Kessner and Al Hauenstein reminiscing about the early days of Tell City. A time will be set aside to ask them questions. There will also be copies of Al’s new book about the emigration of his ancestors to Indiana.

    The public is invited.