Today's News

  • October fall tour plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – While it’s still the first week of September, activities and sites for next month’s Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour are in place.

    Events include Rome Courthouse Day Oct. 5 in Rome, an open house at the Rickenbaugh House on Celina Lake Oct. 11 and Cannelton’s Heritage Festival Oct. 11.

    Bristow’s big car show is set for Oct. 12 and there will be an open house Oct. 18-19 at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village.

    This year’s Route 66 Yard Sales are set for Oct. 17-18.

  • Hawesville Baptist Church to host open house Sept. 13

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Hawesville Baptist Church will host an open house for its new family life center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. A grand-opening celebration is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Watch for a story in next week’s News.

  • Meeting on And-Tro improvements today

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority is filing an application with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for funding of a water system improvements project for their existing water system.

    There will be a public information meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, (today) at 5 p.m. at And-Tro Water Authority, 14100 Old State Road 37, Tell City, to discuss the proposed project.

    A representative of Midwestern Engineers Inc. will be there to explain the current situation and the improvements planned for the system. 

  • New playground equipment is a hit

    Kindergarten families were invited to celebrate the grand opening of the kindergarten playground at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday evening.

    The equipment and soft surfacing, all original to the building, were replaced over the summer.  Funding came from the school corporation and the William Tell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Through a company grant that was applied for and received, the school received a 40-percent discount on the equipment.

  • Perry County tax sale to offer properties Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will conduct a tax sale Monday, Sept. 8, for properties that have delinquent taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

    In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties that remain unpaid from the prior year’s spring installment.

    Perry County will offer the tax sale certificates at a public sale that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, and penalties.

  • Grant will fund prescription drop-off box at police station


    TELL CITY – A grant from CVS will allow the Tell City Police Department to install a prescription-drug drop-off box later this year for year-round collection of unwanted medications.

    Police Chief Greg Hendershot said the unit will be installed this fall and will be located in the lobby area of the station. The area is secure and medication will be removed regularly and placed in the department’s evidence room before being disposed of.

  • Time to drag Main Saturday

    TELL CITY – This year’s Draggin’ Main is set for Saturday afternoon and evening. Activities will be centered in City Hall Park with music.

    Participants are invited to cruise the city’s downtown and other areas.

    Local restaurants and other businesses are planning specials. See a story on Page 3B for more information.

    This is the fourth year for Draggin’ Main, which began as an idea by Perry Countian Joe Morton for people to again drive the city’s downtown, as they did in their youth.

  • Bringing down the jailhouse

    Heavy-equipment operator Jon Menke of Craftsman Construction pulls walls of the county’s old jail down Wednesday morning. The demolition was among tasks the Huntingburg company was to perform under the contract that had them construct the new jail behind the county courthouse.

  • City wants annexation remonstrance dismissed


    TELL CITY – Typographical errors in a court-filed remonstrance opposing Tell City’s annexation could lead to the case’s dismissal. At least that’s the request from the city of Tell City, the respondent in the case brought by some landowners in the annexation area.

    The city’s attorneys filed a mot-ion Aug. 8 seeking to dismiss the remonstrance. In it, the city claims the petition filed by landowners references in several paragraphs the town of Fortville and its annexation efforts.

  • Test reveals 3,000 stray cats in city

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The results of a pilot program in Tell City are in, and according to Jim Carter, show the population of stray cats in the city to be approximately 3,000.

    The News reported June 9 the test would entail catching feral cats, spaying or neutering them, clipping their ears so they could be identified as having undergone the procedure, then returning them to the areas where they were caught.