Today's News

  • Local stars ready to shine as ‘Mary Poppins’ debuts on TCHS stage
  • Teen may face adult charges in Cannelton armed robbery




    CANNELTON – A teenager accused of robbing a Cannelton convenience store with a realistic-looking pellet gun Friday could face criminal charges as an adult.

    The Tell City teen, whose identify was not given in separate press releases issued by Cannelton police and the county sheriff’s department, was lodged in a youth detention facility after his arrest.

    However, online court records show that he has been charged with armed robbery and theft as an adult.

  • Lilly Dale Church of Christ marks 150 years
  • Troy leaders grant tax abatement to warehouse


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    TELL CITY – It was a brief but productive special meeting of the Troy Town Council July 22, at which board members, staff and several town citizens gathered to revisit issues tabled during the previous week’s regular meeting.

    On the agenda was a proposed tax abatement requested by the town’s newest industry, K&K Integrated Logistics. The proposal was submitted to the board at a June 10 meeting and requests a 10-year abatement in declining balance, from 10 to 100 percent.

  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opening performance 7 p.m. Thursday

    Editor’s note: The times listed for evening performances in the Schweizer Zeitung Official Program are incorrect. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.


    TELL CITY – It’s just days away from opening night of the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

  • 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.

  • FSA county committee nomination period in Spencer, Perry counties now open

    ROCKPORT – Spencer-Perry County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Rhonda Eaton announced the nomination period for local FSA county committees began June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Spencer and Perry County FSA offices by the close of business Aug. 3.

    “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Eaton.

  • 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.

  • Bluegrass sounds to kick off Schweizer Fest Aug. 1


    TELL CITY – Some of the top area names in bluegrass will converge on City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of a growing pre-Schweizer Fest tradition.

    The free bluegrass concert from 3 to 8 p.m. is hosted by the Tell City Regional Arts Association and supported this year by the county’s Realtors. City Councilman Tony Hollinden, speaking at last Monday’s council meeting, said he expects a large turnout for what will be the third consecutive year of bluegrass music in the park before Schweizer Fest week.