Local News

  • Host families needed for exchange students

    TELL CITY – Visiting students ages 15 to 18 from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Tell City for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.

    Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year and include traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc. and serve as mentors and a home base for their student.

    Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

  • Schweizer Fest fitness open house at New Directions

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City will open its doors to the public during Schweizer Fest week. Anyone may take a tour of the facility, register for a free training class, enter prize drawings or simply get in a free workout. This second annual open house will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8.

    The club is at 632 Main St., Tell City and may be reached at  (812) 547-1200.

  • Clodfelter joins J-D staff as sports editor

    ROCKPORT – Zane Clodfelter, a University of Southern Indiana graduate who has experience in a variety of sports, has been hired as the Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s sports editor.

    The J-D is a sister publication to the Perry County News and Clodfelter will occasionally cover sporting events in Perry County.
    He succeeds Clay Cunningham, who has resigned to attend graduate school.

  • USDA extends deadline for emergency assistance for livestock program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced last week that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program has been extended to Aug. 15. Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1.

  • Do I have to stop for that school bus?

    JASPER – In Indiana, August brings hot weather, the Indiana State Fair and also the start of a new school year.

    Every school year, the Indiana State Police receives numerous complaints about school-bus stop-arm violations from school corporations around the state.

    The Indiana Department of Education surveys school corporations annually for stop-arm violations on one given day, and reports those numbers to the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services.

  • As September nears, days are numbered for seven-digit dialing

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls. For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until early September to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

  • Officials hear about workforce efforts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard at a regular meeting July 15 about recent local workforce-development efforts.

  • County signs EMS pact with Spencer County

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved at their July 15 regular meeting an interlocal agreement between this and Spencer County for ambulance services.

  • The bigFarmall that could(and did)

    By Vince Luecke

    Ed Guillaume bought his grandpa’s International Super M tractor in 1963. He still has a copy of the auction bill. And he still has the tractor.

    The 1952 tractor has passed through five generations of Guillaume’s, from his grandfather, also named Ed, to his father, Hubert, to him and now to his son, Chad, and grandson, Cody.

  • IN 145 work should begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 145 from Interstate 64 to the town of Bristow for about one week starting today.