Today's News

  • Threatening note leads to Perry Central evacuation



    LEOPOLD – Police arrested a juvenile Friday for allegedly writing a note that said there was a bomb inside Perry Central Community School. The building was evacuated  for a time Thursday to allow officers and a dog trained to detect explosives to search the school. Nothing was found.

    On Friday, Sheriff Alan Malone said officers obtained information that led them to a male juvenile.

  • Council accepts ATTC tax deferral agreement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A series of three tax abatements for ATTC Manufacturing have been advanced by the Perry County Council. The board, last month, tabled the company’s initial request, citing a review by planning advisors from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates.

  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

    Nic Etienne

  • Applicants sought for second class of citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the second year of a citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply.

  • Income surveys being mailed to Tell City residents

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

  • Community Events; Feb. 26

    Renaissance Class yard sale March 3


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance class will hold its annual yard sale Saturday, March 3, from 6 a.m. to noon. It will be in the school’s auxiliary gym.

    Items for sale include, clothes for all ages, decorations and household goods, games and puzzles, books, furniture and many more miscellaneous items. Parking is available in the student parking lot off of Tell Street with entry through the student parking lot entrance. 


  • Tell City Jr.-Sr. High second grading period honor rolls

    Seventh Grade

    Jaylie D. Albin, Ada M. Alvey, Christian Alexander Arellano, Niccole M. Bailey,

    Emily M. Brinksneader, Deontay A. Brown, Jillian Casey Buckendahl, Kiara Alyssia Bundy, Trenten B. Cail, Dreama N. Cronin, Logan Matthew Davis, Felicity M. Dixon, Tyce W. DuPont, Korynne Banae Embry Kelby W. Glenn, Rylie C. Goffinet,eivree J. Hagman, Coy D. Hammack,

  • Illustrations from our youth
  • Catholics voice hopes, concerns to archbishop as decision nears on parish reorganization




    TELL CITY – Local Catholics filled the Schergens Center last Monday to offer suggestions on how the Archdiocese of Indianapolis should organize parishes in Perry County as part of a Connected in the Spirit plan that could affirm long-standing connections between some congregations and forge new ones.

  • Wastewater rate changes will be more fair

    New wastewater rate changes adopted by the Tell City Common Council last week will be more fair overall and should help those who live alone, which would include mainly elderly people on fixed incomes.

    But the system still has a bug or two that needs to be worked out.

    The previous rates charged the same minimum fee to anyone who used 3,000 gallons of water or less in a month, whether they used 1,800 or 2,999.