Local News

  • Poet’s legacy lives on in children’s book


    PERRY COUNTY – Poetry can be a reflection of the soul – a medium to communicate thoughts and emotions, and an expression of living, love and memory. Perry County native and life-long resident, Leona V. Adams, lived a full life as a loving wife, mother, career woman and poet. Born in 1914, she graduated from high school in 1932, where she wrote one of her first poems for her Cannelton High School graduating class.

  • Roberson named Lilly Community Scholar

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that William Roberson of St. Croix is the recipient of the 2019 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

  • Trail use permits available for Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, has over 260 miles of recreational trails, spread over nine counties, from Monroe Lake to the Ohio River.

    Some allow only hiking, but the majority are available for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Horse riders and mountain bikers (age 17 years and older) are required to have a trail use permit to use trails designated for those uses on the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Community Good Grant goes to Salvation Army
  • Daughters of Isabella announces winners of Christmas fundraiser

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 held its Christmas meeting, dinner and yearly fundraiser drawing on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at St. Paul’s Parish Hall.

  • TCPD make burglary, drug arrests

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested several people Tuesday as part of their ongoing investigation into a burglary and alleged narcotics violations.

    On Dec. 11, 2018, the Tell City Police Department served search warrants at 1343 Ninth. St., the home of Marvin Gentry and Kelli James and 1537 Main St., the home of David Dickman.

    Police also had additional search warrants for another residence and vehicle belonging to Curtis Bennett and Heather Scott.

    Various stolen items and narcotics were located during these searches, police said.

  • Upgrades and new technologies coming to the library

    TELL CITY – Technology upgrades are set to get underway at the two Perry County Libraries and bookmobile, starting in the new year and will continue through 2021. What patrons use and cost-effective decisions were the driving forces for changes in the plan for the years ahead.

  • Table-sized tablet coming to library, with kids’ games

    TELL CITY – An interactive table will enhance children’s fun at the library. Perry County Public Library Tell City has purchased a PLAY Interactive Game Table, having been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant in the amount of $6,152 through the Indiana State Library. Table delivery takes approximately five weeks, and should arrive at the library by the end of September.

  • A home for feathered friends

    Wood ducks calling Perry County home will find improved nesting odds in coming years, thanks to the talents of Perry Central students and members of the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl.

    Students in Josh Craney’s beginning building trades class turned lumber, screws and sheet metal into nesting boxes for local woods ducks. The cedar lumber, which is resistant to rot, and other supplies were purchased by members of Four Oaks Delta Waterfowl. The building trades students took designs for the boxes, cut the wood and metal for roofs and measured and affixed the poles.

  • Archer with local ties earns national title

    HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson County High School junior with ties to Tell City recently won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery State Championship. Following up that near perfect showing, Dalton Hinkle, 17, grandson of William and Joy Hinkle of Tell City, went on to also capture top honors May 12 at the National Archery in Schools Program.

    The latter showcase included more than 14,000 students from 35 states. Cash scholarships were awarded to the top 16 individual shooters and top three teams.