Today's News

  • Community Events; Nov. 16

    Essential Oils event Nov. 21


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. in Tell City will host an Essential Oils Workshop presented by Dinah Harpenau at the Villa Club House, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

    Each participant will receive a Living magazine and a bottle of Wild Orange essential oil. Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize drawing.


    Tractor club to meet Thursday


  • Thinking of spring? Cool start best for bulbs

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather.  If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • Firm selected to engineer armory renovation


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Work toward converting the former armory in Tell City into office space for various county officials is advancing ahead of schedule. Thursday, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission gave a thumbs up toward the hiring of an engineer to develop plans for the interior layout of the space.

    Universal Design Associates of Jasper was selected to oversee the project, at a contract price of $35,000.

  • Troopers search lake in Ferdinand
  • Growing Troy employers to seek tax abatements


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Two Troy employers planning to grow their workforces in coming months will seek tax abatements to help fuel their expansions. Town leaders also learned last week the community will play an important role in the county celebration in 2016 of Indiana’s bicentennial.

  • Bond refinance to yield $900,000 for TC schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City School Corp. plans to move forward with a refinancing of a bond used to construct William Tell Elementary. The school board voted Tuesday during a public hearing to adopt a resolution supporting the restructuring on the balance of the original $16.2 million bond in anticipation of gaining $900,000 in savings.

  • Talking Turkey




    It’s going to be a busy week at the Steckler Farm. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and there’s a flock of turkeys to prepare for holiday dinner tables around southern Indiana and even portions of Kentucky. Far removed from their cousins reared in large commercial poultry farms, the birds grown in this fertile area of northeastern Perry County are fat, sassy and living out in the open.

  • Waupaca cited in safety order




    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry has been faulted with several alleged safety violations by the Indiana Department of Labor in the wake of a July incident in which an employee suffered burns.

    The foundry employee received second- and third-degree burns to his right arm and less severe facial burns July 17 while he was performing electrical maintenance.

    He was flown to a Louisville, Ky., hospital, where he was treated for several days. He has since returned to work.

  • Tell City 8th grade wins season opener

    TELL CITY—Addison Fella scored nine points as Tell City beat Hancock County 27-19 in eighth grade girls basketball Monday.

  • Corydon subdues Perry Central

    CORYDON—Perry Central committed 23 turnovers, including 13 in the first half, in a 48-35 girls basketball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    “I think our turnovers were really the deciding factor tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Right now we’re not making good decisions against pressure. Until we handle that, we’re going to have trouble.