Today's News

  • Four Star celebration
  • Students, co-workers say farewell to retiring staff


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With the Tell City Class of 2015 recently earning their diplomas, taking leave of the confines where they achieved the milestones that marked the early years of their lives, several teachers and faculty who helped reach many of those goals are also preparing to say good-byes.

    But much like the schools’ fight chant reminds, “Time will never cause us to forget the happy days we spent with you.”

  • Storm, winds cut power, down trees, damage homes


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ­– ­­­A concentration of straight-line winds that struck Wednesday caused havoc across the northern edge of Tell City and portions of Troy. In the days following, the aftermath of the strong winds remain visible with cleanup still in progress.

  • County eyes federal help for Deer Lake




    PERRY COUNTY -– County commissioners will gather at 4:30 p.m. today for a public hearing on Deer Lake, the potential hazard the body of water poses to a home near its dam and possible federal funding for a solution that could include razing the structure. The hearing is open to the public and will be held in the courthouse.

  • INDOT scheduled to close Indiana 66 today at Rocky Point for slide repairs

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced it will close a portion of Indiana  66 for an embankment slide correction.

    Depending on weather conditions, crews will begin work on the slide correction Monday, June 1. The work will require the closure of about a quarter mile of Indiana 66 near Deer Creek, about 1.5 miles east of the Indiana 166 junction. That section of roadway will be closed around the clock during the project.

  • Ohio River Sweep volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Hometown Collaboration Initiative forum to share results of survey

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Spring cleanup begins Monday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 1-4  as the dates for the 2015 spring cleanup.

    Rules are similar to past year’s events. Postcards were mailed recently and give the specific dos and don’ts.

    Items will be picked up with residents’ normal trash on the same collection days.

  • Water-quality reports mailed this week

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department mailed its annual consumer-confidence reports last week, water utility Superintendent Dale Poole said in a news release.

    The report, which informs customers about the quality and status of the water they use every day, is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.

    Customers who don’t receive a report in the mail can pick one up at the water department office in City Hall.

  • Spencer County EMS awarded money under Assistance to Firefighters program

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Emergency Ambulance Service has announced that it is the recipient of an award from the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

    The grant was to purchase four automatic ventilator devices, which are crucial in being able to establish proper breathing and airway management. The devices will be used on an unconscious and or paralyzed patient so they can be stabilized for transportation to emergency medical trauma centers.  The grand award was for $16,470.