Today's News

  • Leistner to join Tell City’s police force

    TELL CITY – From an early age, Matthew Leistner knew he wanted to be a city police officer. The 23-year-old’s dreams came true last Monday as he was hired by the city’s board of public works and safety as a full-time patrolman for the Tell City Police Department.
    He fills a vacancy created by the resignation last month of Greg Linne.

  • Troy seeks federal grant for infrastructure work

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    TELL CITY – A million-dollar infrastructure-improvement project may soon be in the works in the town of Troy. The town council voted Dec. 10 during a specially scheduled public hearing to advance its application for a U.S. Economic Development Administration public works grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Soil and water conservation district plans 67th meeting

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 67th annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with a dinner of roast beef, pulled pork and vegetables.

    The main presentation will be by M.R. James, editor and founder of Bowhunter magazine.

    James, whose magazine documented the growth of modern bowhunting, has stood beside legendary hunters, innovators and manufacturers.

  • Financial-aid workshop set for Jan. 14

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop for seniors and their parents at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the school library.

    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions students or parents may have.

    Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance for college. All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are encouraged to attend. The deadline to apply is March 10.

  • Jasper’s Food Pantry to close for New Year’s Day

    CANNELTON – Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1. It will reopen from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2.
    Call Evelyn Adams, coordinator, at (812) 547-2919, with any questions.

  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations. Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease.

  • Winter ag workshop series to start in January

    PERRY COUNTY – The Purdue Extension office in Perry County and Perry Central FFA will team up to provide a series of six agriculture workshops.

    Dates are Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 10 and 24 and March 10 and March 24. These workshops will cover topics such as cover crops, wildlife management, pond management and responsible pesticide use. Most worships will be held in the agriculture classroom at Perry Central. If classes at Perry Central are canceled that day and if road conditions permit, workshops will be moved to the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

  • Community Events

    Library to host parenting seminar
    TELL CITY – Stephanie Savage, licensed clinical social worker, will present a free parenting seminar at the Perry County Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.  

  • Girl Scout cookie program announces online ordering

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of members within Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s 11-county jurisdiction are taking orders for eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies through Jan. 16. 

    The 2015 cookie lineup includes Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Caramel DeLites, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Cranberry Citrus Crisps.

    These varieties of cookies are free of trans preservatives and artificial colors, and chocolate varieties are made with 100 percent real cocoa.

  • Coming Events

    Christmas services planned at Emmanuel Lutheran
    TELL CITY  – Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Services beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, with caroling on the lawn by the Nativity. A children’s Christmas Eve program will begin at 6:30. Christmas morning service will be at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

    EUCC plans Christmas services