Today's News

  • Online surveys offered for competitiveness program

    TELL CITY – Perry County is participating in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness program, an initiative to empower hometowns to enhance their prosperity and quality of life. The program has five pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families economic success.

  • Input sought by HTC entrepreneurship group

    TELL CITY – Perry County is participating in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program based on a successful application submitted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Indiana HTC concentrates on five areas called pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families economic success.

    The program is now in phase one of the project. During this phase, each pillar is performing an assessment on how Perry County currently stands in each area listed above.

  • Officer runs bus stop arm

    TELL CITY – An off-duty Tell City police officer allegedly ran a school-bus stop arm Nov. 11.

    Patrolman Bryce Hammack was driving his city-issued squad car at 16th and Mozart streets and stopped just the extended arm of the bus that morning.

    Hammack reported what happened to department officials. The driver of the bus, who said she was contacted by Police Chief Greg Hendershot, reported the incident as well the same day.

    The driver of the bus said Hammack was traveling eastbound and the sun was likely in his face at the time.

  • Lawn mower catches fire

    TELL CITY – A woman called Nov. 13 to report that her lawn mower had caught fire in woods at 4530 Sulphur Valley Road. Lori Cassidy called at 2:44 p.m. and Anderson Township firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

  • Woods fire on Cedar Road

    BRISTOW – Anderson Township and St. Meinrad firefighters fought a blaze in woods near Cedar Road Nov. 13. Susan Bobe, 5015 Cedar Road, placed a call at 3 p.m. advising that a fire in woods had knocked out power to the home.

    Anderson Township firefighters were at the scene until around 6 p.m.

  • William Tell goes to school
  • Festival of Lights opens Dec. 10

    SANTA CLAUS – The public is invited to celebrate Christmas in Santa Claus for the 27th annual Festival of Lights in Christmas Lake Village, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Hours both Saturdays are 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but cash and canned food donations will be accepted to benefit the North Spencer Community Action Center.

    There are more than nine tour miles, thousands of lights and decorations, animated displays and a live nativity. The village is divided into themed neighborhoods.

  • Santa Claus Christmas celebration begins Friday

    SANTA CLAUS – The first weekend of the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration will kick off Friday with a dinner and a 50-foot Christmas tree bedecked with light-emitting diodes. A variety of events are planned through Sunday and the celebration will continue through Dec. 18.

    Santa’s Candy Castle will host several weekend events, including Story Time With Santa at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, chain-saw artisan Willy Loper will demonstrate his skills crafting Christmas woodcarvings. Carving hours are noon to 3 p.m.

  • St. Nick plans Saturday visit to Rockport

    ROCKPORT – The streets of downtown Rockport will be abuzz with Christmas cheer Saturday as numerous activities focused on the holiday season will be under way in the town. The community is invited to a fun-filled day of Christmas events, which will include shopping, craft shows, children’s activities and the annual parade.

    Activities will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where kids both young and young-at-heart can dine with Santa.

  • Special Santa Claus postmark available to customers today

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus post office will offer the 2011 special holiday postmark to the public starting today. The picture postmark will cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail throughout December again this year.