Local News

  • TCHS to graduate 88 Friday


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Among the accolades of “Pomp and Circumstance,” Tell City High School Seniors in the Class of 2018 will cross the podium and earn diplomas this Friday. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. in Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. 

    Twelve years in the making, in all, 88 seniors will graduate into futures unknown. Some will head off to college this fall, while others will delve straight into the workforce, and some will serve in one of the military branches.

  • City Hall approves school resource officer


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township Schools, working with the Tell City Police Department, will be bringing in a school resource officer starting this fall when school resumes. The move will add a continuous police presence at the schools going forward.

    Tell City Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin cited an increase in school violence around the nation, with 22 mass shootings have been reported in just this first part of the year.

  • Veterans groups plan weekend services

    PERRY COUNTY –  On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

  • Big Rome festival Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The small community of Rome plans a big showcase of its history, heritage and civic spirit Saturday as the first beer, wine and music festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m.

    The day will include live music, beer and wine tasting and food.

    Musical acts will include the Gibson Family, Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of Music and the regional band Insulated Music.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property




    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site




    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.

  • Walking the Yard

    Corrections officers, employees, and their families were welcomed to Branchville Correctional Facility May 10 and 11 for a 5K walk/run. The event was part of the facilities weeks long celebration of workers during Correctional Officer Appreciation Week. Each day’s trek from the grounds around Tipsaw Lake was well attended with about 40 people signing up to participate.

  • What in the world? Learning with sensational science

    TELL CITY – Science can be further understood outside the classroom, commented Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator Cathy Boerste, during this week’s Science Sensation program attended by area middle schoolers.

    Inviting students to the 4-H fair grounds for classes on science allows the students and teachers to witness and gain first-hand experience with applied science. Perry County’s seventh-grade, and some eighth-grade students, participated in the lessons.