Today's News

  • Purdue Extension, Perry Central FFA to offer ag workshops

    PERRY COUNTY – The public is invited to join Sara Dzimianski, extension educator for agriculture and natural resources and the Perry County FFA for a series of winter agriculture workshops coming up in the new year.

    Topics will include the U.S. Farm Bill, farm succession planning, pond management, beekeeping and more.

    Jan. 26 will be Perry County’s Extension Night and annual meeting.

    The event had been set for Nov. 17 but was snowed out. It will be held in the Perry Central Community School Cafetorium.

  • Perry County Professionals to meet Jan. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – The next meeting of the Perry County Professionals group will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Post in Tell City.

    Perry County Professionals is a group of individuals who network and communicate about the community and the organizations and businesses with which they are associated with. Everyone is invited. This will be a dinner meeting so take your appetite, organizers urge. News Editor Vince Luecke will be the host.

  • New county-council faces

    Newly seated County Auditor Pam Goffinet records minutes during a county-council meeting Monday that also featured new Councilmen Danny Bolin, second from left, and John Taylor, far right.

    Issues discussed at the meeting included a salary-ordinance amendment and appointments to a number of boards.

    Between Bolin and Taylor are Council President Steve Goodson and Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph.

  • Councilman dislikes city-business surprises

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Councilman Emory Yaggi suggested at a regular meeting Dec. 8 he should have been informed about an issue another city entity discussed.

    “The board of public works brought up (the issue) of the bump-outs,” he said about decorative curb extensions they discussed Nov. 10. Lynn Fulkerson and Melvin McBrayer are the council’s representatives to the board, which also includes Mayor Mary Snyder. They decided to remove the bump-outs that can be taken out easily.

  • Tell City Fire Department members logged 75 calls in 2014

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department field 75 calls for service during 2014. The total included nine structure fires, five vehicle fires, eight fires involving brush, trash or other materials. There were 15 calls concerning smoke or smoke-related issues and 37 false alarms or calls triggered by malfunctioning alarms. Finally, firefighters responded to one motor-vehicle accident.

  • School board members take oaths of office

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  • Tell City man arrested after domestic dispute

    PERRY COUNTY – A domestic disturbance that involved shots fired ended with a Tell City man going to jail Sunday afternoon, state police said.

    Around 3:20 p.m., the Tell City Police Department dispatch center received an emergency call from 8520 Aster Road. The caller informed dispatchers that Christopher Ray Salter, 35, Tell City, had fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of a female and two males.

  • County gets $8,485 grant based on points earned

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s emergency-management director told county commissioners at a regular meeting Dec. 1 his office earned a supplemental grant that he’ll use to purchase gas detectors.

    The emergency management performance grant is based on points earned by meeting certain requirements, Steve Hauser explained.

  • Observance will mark law-enforcement contributions

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Can you imagine going to work each day and wondering if you’ll survive your shift and see your family that night?”

    That question is posed in a handout Sheriff Lee Chestnut provided to the county commissioners at a meeting Monday. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day will be observed Friday, he announced, and he expressed hope this community will join in.

  • Department heads reappointed as city leaders ring in 2015


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing will retain the current leadership roster of city departments and utilities for 2015 as she concludes her final year in office. Ewing announced the annual appointments during Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety. It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.