Today's News

  • William Tell receives grant from the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund
  • Tell City awarded $350,000 housing grant




    TELL CITY – Tell City has been awarded a $350,000 grant that will allow additional residents to rehabilitate their homes. Grants were announced Friday by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and continue a track record of successful applications for Tell City that have helped scores of homeowners.

  • Supporting the fight against breast cancer

    Joe Donnelly

    United States Senate


    This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when we rally around our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and wives who bravely fight this disease and those who have survived it. We also remember the loved ones we have lost.

    Like so many Hoosiers and Americans, I reflect on my own personal connection to breast cancer. My mother lost her fight to breast cancer when I was just 10 years old.

  • Company, county health department confirm local TB case




    TELL CITY –The Perry County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that a Perry County resident who is employed at Waupaca Foundry has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis disease. The employee, whose name was not released,  is currently on medical leave and receiving treatment.

    News of the diagnosis promoted a press release from the company. The county health department is also working with Waupaca.

  • Open house at Purdue Extension-Perry County’s new office
  • Perry County hike schedule released for 2015-16 winter, spring season

    PERRY COUNTY – The hiking schedule for the 2015-16 season will begin Saturday, Nov. 7, with a 5-mile hike on Tipsaw Trail. Participants should meet at the entrance on Indiana 37 at 8:30 a.m.

    The full schedule is as follows, with all hikes beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Saturday Nov. 7: Tipsaw Trail (5 miles). Meet at entrance on Indiana 37.

    Saturday, Dec. 5: Two Lakes Trail W, (8 miles), Indiana 37 south of St. Croix. Meet at Celina entrance.

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Mogan Ridge E, (5 miles). Meet at Derby Park (Indiana 66 and 70).

  • Ribbon cut on Tell City solar park

    TELL CITY – The ribbon was cut on a newly built solar park on Old Indiana 237 Wednesday afternoon.

    Officials from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Tell City’s wholesale power provider and owner of the solar park, were in attendance, as were District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, along with other local officials and two classes from Tell City Junior-Senor High School.

  • Congress’s problems are deep-seated but fixable

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    A lot of ink is being spilled about the speakership drama in the U.S. House, the demands by members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, and the turmoil besetting the Republicans who run Capitol Hill. There is a pervasive sense in Washington that Congress has gone, at least temporarily, off the rails.

  • Community Events; Oct. 22

    Troy Fire Department to host soup sale


    TROY – The Troy Fire Department annual fall soup sale will be Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Troy Fire House.

    Serving is set to begin at 11 a.m. Those wanting bulk soup are encouraged to take containers.


    VFW breakfast buffets Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the post home.

  • Perry County 4-H sponsoring pork chop dinner, live auction Nov. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – The community is invited to support Perry County 4-H while enjoying a fun evening at the Perry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the annual pork chop dinner and live auction.

    Dinner is at 5 p.m., and the auction starts at 6. All proceeds are used for the 4-H program and keeps programs  and activities affordable and available to all youth.