Local News

  • New weather siren installed at Bristow

    BRISTOW – Those living in and around Bristow can now be alerted when severe weather threatens the area.

    The community’s weather siren is now in service as installation of the equipment was completed Thursday, April 25. Workers with Southern Indiana Power spent the better part of two days setting the pole and siren.

    Located at the Bristow Community Center, the siren and associated system was part of a $29,500 grant secured by the Perry County Emergency Management secured a Homeland Security.

  • WTE adopts new K-6 Into Reading catalog; book, meal prices to increase

    TELL CITY – For the first time in more than 15 years, William Tell Elementary will introduce a new reading series to its students. For 2019-20, and into the foreseeable future, the school will use the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Reading catalog for grades K-6. According to the series website at www.hmhco.com, the course offers a “balanced approach to literacy instruction, support teachers in developing a culture of learning and growth, and help all learners believe in the power of ‘I can’.”

  • Troy’s water filtration plant underway

    TROY – A water system project is underway east of Troy on Indiana 66 for a treatment plant that will filter out unwanted minerals.

    Midwestern Engineers consultant John Wetzel addressed the Troy council on Wednesday to give an update to the project. “While it doesn’t look like much is happening right now, a lot of the underground work is completed,” said Wetzel.

  • Courthouse TIF to remain on the books

    TELL CITY – The tax-increment financing district that comprises the Courthouse and many of the surrounding properties will forge on. That announcement came from the Perry County Redevelopment Commission Thursday after discussion about possibly dissolving the TIF.

  • Fight for redemption sets an unyielding friendship

    TELL CITY – “Just to be transparent, I went to prison for four years,” acknowledges Rameil Pitamber, a 23-year-old Indianapolis man who is striving everyday to become a better person. Aiding in that journey is Avon Police Officer Brian Nugent, who actually investigated the armed robbery that landed the then 17-year-old Pitamber behind bars in 2013.

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  • Youth baseball, softball Play for Jake Day Friday

    TELL CITY – The boys baseball and girls softball boards,  have announced a Play For Jake Day on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Jake Wagner was a young boy who loved the game of baseball but was taken too soon.

    Jake, just 12-years old, was tragically killed in 2017 along with his mother, Erika Dowell, in a traffic accident in Hancock County in March of 2017.

  • PC schools head Roberson sets retirement plans


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    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Superintendent Mary Roberson announced her retirement to the school board, which will be effective Dec. 31 of this year.

    “I still have six months left,” Roberson said, “and all I can say now is how grateful I am.”