• Tell City Electric tops in reliability

    TELL CITY – Tell City Electric Department customers are without power less than one hour each year. That’s less than half of the average outage time across the U.S.

    In recognition of that reliability, the Tell City Electric Department has received national recognition and a certificate of excellence in reliability. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

  • Pick Perry Days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians are invited to don Pick Perry shirts later this month to help build community spirit and promote Perry County as a great place to live, work and visit.

    The community-wide expression of promotion for Perry County is set for Friday, April 20. Residents are encouraged to wear the shirts that day. Those who share photos on social media are eligible to win prizes. Shirts are available at several locations, including the Tell City Depot, Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Skinsations and the Derby Market. T-shirts are $15.

  • PCMH recognizes April as National Occupational Therapy Month

    TELL CITY – Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the everyday activities they want and need to do. Occupational therapy enables people to be engaged and live a meaningful lifestyle.

  • Property-tax bills will be mailed this week

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April include coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • Hospital back in the black in 2018




    TELL CITY – After a trying 2017, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s finances have rebounded in the first two months of 2018.

    As of the end of February, the hospital had earned $455,686 on total patient revenue of $15,936,608. Total revenue was nearly $900,000 or 5.9 percent above what was budgeted.

    The hospital basically broke even last year but revenue was well below what was budgeted. Since then, the hospital has worked to cut expenses while trying to build its range of services.

  • Hospital, clinics decrease outpatient lab prices

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital announced a new ambulatory lab fee schedule that reduces its outpatient lab charges by an average of over 80 percent from previous levels.

    This lab fee schedule was made effective March 1. The ambulatory lab fee schedule applies to any outpatient lab customers of Perry County Memorial Hospital or any of the five PCMH clinics: Tell City Clinic, Troy Medical Clinic, Cannelton Medical Clinic, Perry County Family Practice (Leopold) and Spencer County Clinic.

  • Youth Conservation Corps accepting applications for Lincoln Boyhood Memorial

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps program for the summer of 2018. YCC employees will mostly provide trail resurfacing and repairs work.

    The YCC program is a well-balanced, work-learn-earn program, which develops an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s environment and heritage. Administered by the National Park Service, the program offers gainful summer employment to young people in a healthful, outdoor atmosphere.

  • Finances improve for recycling district

    TELL CITY – Business for the county’s solid waste management district saw a marginal financial increase for the month. According to district director Ken Smith, they had an uptick in revenues from household fees coming in in February. With annual home fees due mid-month, the agency has a year-to date income of $302,233 to support operations toward trash disposal and community recycling programs.

  • Tell City wastewater superintendent honored with Manager of the Year award

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s longtime wastewater superintendent has been honored with a Manager of the Year award from a statewide association last week.

    Badger, who has worked for more than 40 years in the department, was honored by the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water during the group’s spring Conference held in French Lick on March 14. 

    Badger was nominated by department employee Chris Toothman. 

  • Another Sign of Spring