Local News

  • Bar association seeks artists

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Bar Association is looking for artists who would be interested in submitting paintings of the county courthouse to be displayed in Indianapolis.

    According to a letter from the Indiana State Bar Association, the ISBA Special Committee on Courthouse Art has started a project to collect a piece of original artwork depicting each of the 92 Indiana county courthouses. The committee will accept paintings of modern or historical courthouses.

  • Pet adoption event Saturday

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will sponsor an adoption event Saturday to promote National Pet Adoption Month.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., patrons can visit the store and adopt animals from the Perry County Animal Shelter and receive goodie bags, which include dog-food samples.

    For more information call the store at 547-7444.

    Animals are also available for adoption at Orschen Farm & Home on a regular basis.

  • Oathout joins SIRS board of directors

    PERRY COUNTY - Larry Oathout of Perry County has joined the board of directors for Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc.

    SIRS is a nonprofit agency dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities and services for people with disabilities in Perry, Dubois, Spencer, Warrick and Vanderburgh counties.

    Director of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library since 2004, Oathout is a member of the Tell City Kiwanis, Tell City Regional Arts Association, Leadership Perry County board of directors and the board of directors of Perry County Even Start.

  • Society takes history-book orders

    256-page pictorial collection helps celebrate sesquicentenniel

    TELL CITY - A new pictorial history of Tell City being published to mark the community's 150th anniversary will be available in July. However, the 256-page book's sponsor, the Tell City Historical Society, is currently taking prepublication orders through May 1.

    Members have been working on the hardback book, which covers the history of Tell City from its founding in 1858, for the past year and its chapters cover sports, schools, churches, notable personalities, businesses and industries.

  • Governor fields questions at Santa Claus business dinner

    SANTA CLAUS - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels promoted his plan for property taxes and fielded questions about county-government structure during a dinner in Santa Claus that included local educators and politicians.

    The dinner was sponsored by several area chambers of commerce, including the Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    The Rev. Mike Shelton, pastor at Baker Chapel in Degonia Springs, gave the invocation.

  • Several port-rail projects progress

    Bond sold, business picks up, boat-builder's move into site advances

    TELL CITY - Business is picking up a bit and progress continues toward a major infrastructure project and a boat-building company's move into the Tell City Port, according to a Perry County Port Authority official.

    Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, was providing the port-rail agency board of directors an overview of recent activity at their regular meeting Wednesday.

  • School board approves hirings, staff retirement

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members heard about or approved a number of personnel actions in a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne reported the resignations of Brett Mulzer, assistant band director; Jamie Marshall, extracurricular secretary in the superintendent's office, and Ken King, elementary-school maintenance worker.

    High-school business teacher Ginger Krieg will retire at the end of the school year. Etienne said he'd post an opening for a football coach who can teach business or English.

  • Police: Man who crashed SUV into two police cars was drunk

    Tell City driver charged after fleeing accident scene

    TELL CITY - A 31-year-old Perry County man was allegedly driving drunk and without a valid driver's license when his sport-utility vehicle collided with two parked Tell City police cars in the 300 block of 11th Street early Friday. The two officers, who were investigating a separate complaint at the time, escaped injury.

  • Second chance could land TC man 'deal' of a lifetime

    Huff wins trip to Hollywood to vie for Deal or No Deal TV spot

    TELL CITY - Second chances aren't easy to come by but one Tell City man will have his day.

    After buying four losing "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets, Stormy Huff entered them in the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing. The grand prize: a chance to appear on the popular NBC program.

  • Former Marine files for county commissioner

    PERRY COUNTY - Brent Herzog feels he could do more as a county commissioner than by simply complaining about issues, the Democrat said Friday in explaining why he filed for the county's District 1 seat Tuesday.

    A former Marine and current resident of 1728 12t St., Tell City, he said he learned a lot about leadership through his time in the military and in scouting, where he earned Eagle Scout status.

    "The growth of the county is important to everybody's future," he said of issues facing the county. "Our children are the ones we should be concerned about."