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  • A Solemn Week
  • Tell City awarded money for Main Street work




    INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Tell City will receive more than $880,000 to improve the curb appeal of a portion of Main Street.

    The work, which will extend from Jefferson Street north to Indiana 37, won’t take place for another three years, but when completed, the area of Tell City’s Main Street will have new sidewalks, streetlights and other improvements. 

  • Candidates for sheriff, coroner speaking tonight

    TELL CITY – Perry County voters are invited to attend or tune into an April 19 forum that will see candidates in contested May races asked about their views on topics related to their offices.

    The Perry County News will host the 7 p.m. event in the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St.

  • The 1951 Troy Township Consolidated Basketball team ... the rest of the story

    Editor’s Note: This article was penned by Mike and Kathy Finley after the couple provided the photo of the 1951 team, above, seeking to identify players.


    Several calls were received concerning the identification of the students in this 1951 Troy Township Consolidated team photograph. One was a “Wildcat” team member, Eldon Hammack. In addition to identifying all of the eighth-graders in the photograph, he added some interesting memories from that era and a photo of his 1955 Tell City High School team.

  • Thursday crash
  • Great Day of Service returns April 14

    TELL CITY – TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service is on April 14, and will meet at 9 a.m. at the City Hall gazebo.

    Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will, “Show god’s love in a practical way.” Hopkins stated, “It’s an example of servant evangelism, sharing that love with one another. It’s a good way to be a blessing to someone else.” He hopes it will help people think how to be positive every day.

  • Emergency agencies seek specialized drone


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County emergency management agency is seeking to add an unmanned quadcopter, colloquially called a drone, to its supply of search and rescue tools.

    EMA director, Steve Hauser, petitioned the county council for additional funding to acquire the drone.

  • Therapy Hounds
  • Residents not as healthy as they feel


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to overall health, Perry County weighs in middle of the pack. In the overall rankings for Indiana, Perry county residents ranked number 41 of the 92 counties in how they assess their own health.

    Annual health rankings for individual counties in the U.S., tabulated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released this March.

  • Troy won’t receive grant for water upgrades




    TROY – The town of Troy will not receive a federal grant for upcoming improvements to its water system but will instead benefit from a low interest rate over 40 years for financing the estimated $2 million project.

    That means residents who rely on Troy for water will see what could be up to a 67 percent water rate increase. The first phase of the increase, of 35.67 percent, was approved by the council last month.