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Today's News

  • City council approves rezoning for new hospital site

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council granted Perry County Memorial Hospital's request to rezone property along Indiana 237 as plans for a proposed new hospital take shape.

    Portions of the nearly 40-acre parcel were already zoned commercial, said Tell City attorney Chris Goffinet, who represented the hospital's trustees through the process, but other areas carried a residential zoning. The change makes the parcel uniformly commercial.

  • Library board discusses impact of tax caps

    TELL CITY - During its regular meeting June 2, the Tell City-Perry County Library Board looked at how the passing of tax caps in Indiana would affect the library's budget in the coming years.

    Library Director Larry Oathout attended a public forum regarding tax caps and their impact on government services put on by the Association of Indiana Counties to get a better perspective of what would happen if the Indiana State Constitution was amended to include 3-2-1 tax caps.

  • Mowers, start your engines!

    TELL CITY - This year's Perry County 4-H Fair will offer something new, a lawnmower demolition derby. The event is scheduled for July 16 and will feature classes of competition for women and 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers.

    Registration will cost $20 per class and trophies will be given in first- and second-place finishes. Seventy-five percent of fees will be paid to winners.

    Contestants must be at least 14 years old and those under 18 will need parent's signatures.

    Ladies can compete in any class and are not restricted to the ladies heat only.

  • June Partners in Pride winners

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council announced June winners of Partners in Pride Awards.

    Recipients announced Monday by the city's five council members were, at-large, Tell City-Perry County Public Library; Ward 1, Jake Guillaume, 244 11th St.; Ward 2, Frank and Brenda Keown, 918 16th St.; Ward 3, Wes and Phyllis Hinton, 13th and Schiller streets; Ward 4, Chicago's Pizza.

    The awards recognized property owners who take good care of their homes, businesses and grounds.

  • United Way announces senior farmers market nutrition program

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support our community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Commissioners again deny help installing culvert

    TELL CITY - A man who made a second pitch Monday for help getting the county to install a culvert along Old Indiana 237 isn't going to get it from the county commissioners.

    Walter Shephard, 5992 Old Indiana 237, said Tuesday he doesn't know if he'll continue to pursue an effort to get the culvert installed.

  • Moose Lodge hosting Fourth of July picnic; fireworks show scheduled for July 3

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park July 1-3.

    This year's fireworks display is scheduled for the night of Saturday, July 3.

    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fund-raising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885. Booth rental is $50 for all three days.

    Watch The News for more details on the picnic, including a detailed schedule.

     

  • Red Cross to host Fallen Officer blood drive today

    TELL CITY - A blood drive in Tell City today will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross is hosting blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected. For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Tipsaw field day returns June 26

    TIPSAW - The eighth annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held Saturday, June 26, at Tipsaw Lake. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.

    Activities at the event provide fun ways to learn about pioneer life, wild animals and their habits, beekeeping, oxen, chain-saw safety and other topics. "Children can enjoy soap carving, constructing bluebird houses and other hands-on activities going on throughout the morning," said Betsy Wilkinson, program assistant for Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area.

  • Drugs, syringes to be collected

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities Friday and Saturday to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road. Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department at 12th and Mozart streets.