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Today's News

  • Cute intruders
  • Hydrant flushing starts today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today.

    Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and work eastward.

    Residents should be on the lookout for discolored water and low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • Tell City man dies after Hancock County accident

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man died at Perry County Memorial Hospital Thursday after an accident in Hancock County. Jeff T. Chapman, 47, was involved in an accident first reported at 3:01 p.m.

    The 911 call was routed first to the Tell City Police Department then transferred to Hancock County.

    No official accident report was available Friday afternoon. An obituary appears in this edition.

  • Downtown group finds plenty of suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee working on ideas to improve Tell City’s downtown is busy digesting the results of a survey seeking input on what’s needed to make the community’s center a more vibrant, welcoming place.

    “We asked for input and we received it,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a city-council meeting last month. The News published the survey in April and dozens of suggestions were received. City council members received summaries of the ideas.

  • Search for Gerlach continues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued to search for Allen Gerlach last week, expanding its efforts to include the banks of the Ohio River.

    Gerlach, who lives in Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Housing for the Elderly, was last seen the night of May 16 in the 300 Block of Main Street. Police said the 54-year-old is legally blind and takes insulin for diabetes.

  • Running for a title
  • Company in Troy starts expansion process

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Consolidated Recycling wants to add antifreeze-processing equipment that will increase its capacity and require five more employees, according to Joe Malone, controller for the Troy plant.

    He was asking the county council at their regular meeting Thursday to approve a resolution designating two lots in the Tell City Industrial Park in Troy an economic revitalization area and to consider a tax abatement for the upgrade.

  • Jail plans include capacity that might offset local costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday was the first of several intended to educate members of those bodies and the general public about plans being considered for a new jail, county attorney Chris Goffinet said.

    He and Eric Ratts, a principal with the DLZ architectural firm of Indianapolis reminded the county leaders the process of looking at whether to replace the aging jail in Cannelton began in 2009 and sprang from one of two lawsuits about conditions there.

  • Oakwood recognized as a best place to work in Indiana

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus, a Trilogy Health Services community, was ranked No. 29 in the 2011 Best Places to Work in Indiana in the large-sized company category.
    The rankings were announced May 5 at the Indiana Chamber Awards Dinner held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The company was also named a Best Place to Work in Indiana in 2009 and 2010.

  • Birthdays, May 20 - May 26

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    May 20