Local News

  • Drought ignites Forest Service ban on some fires

    TELL CITY – As dry conditions continue across southern Indiana, Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors of the increasing fire danger. Forest officials Friday announced a Level 1 burn ban allowing fires only in designated recreation areas within the forest.

    Gas stoves and appliances may be used but they must have a shutoff. Under this burn ban the following acts are prohibited:

  • Meeting by the River

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Building a body, building dreams


    The hit 2007 film “The Bucket List,” prompted lots of Americans to think about the goals they want to achieve in life before they, well, “kick the bucket.”

    Bruce DuPont, who at the age of 46 is in the best health of his life, has scratched one item from his personal bucket list. He’s competed in and won gold in a bodybuilding competition.

  • Man alleges police used excessive force


    TELL CITY – A local man who suffered multiple bites to his leg from a police canine has filed a civil tort claim against the cities of Tell City and Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department seeking damages for his alleged injuries.

  • Ceremony offers hope, time to grieve

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” begins with the voices of women who’ve faced cancer. Several describe the moments they heard their cancer diagnoses.

    They could be the stories behind any of the names marked onto lunch-size paper bags turned into candle holders and now lining the track at Perry Central Community School. 

    This is the annual Relay for Life luminaria ceremony.

  • Relay for Life: Honoring the fight against cancer
  • Big Spencer County Fair under way

    The Spencer County Fair is under way with attractions planned through Saturday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. today with Shortline Amusement rides and vendor booths. Fun Time Karaoke will begin at 6 p.m. with today’s big draw the Evansville Fire Family fire, flag and ribbon demonstration. The show begins at 7 p.m. and is sure to thrill. The group performs weekly at the Four Freedoms Monument in Evansville and has a large following. A choreographed fire performance begins at 9 p.m. 

  • Perry Central Class of 2012 scholarship recipients
  • TC Schools’ summer program under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Cares Program is offering a free summer open-gym program for William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School students entering grades 3-9 in the upcoming school year. The program will run through Aug 2, except for July 4, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

    The program will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will include gym activities, swimming and movies. 

    Students will enter the building through the main office entrance on Jefferson Street. 

  • Schweizer Fest food booth opportunity

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Inc. has an opportunity for additional food booths this year during the Aug. 8-11 festival. If you are part of a nonprofit organization in Perry County and would like to participate, now is your chance. 

    Review the following items already offered and come up with a different product, then call Cheri Taylor with Schweizer Fest to reserve your space. There is a need for a group to provide chicken dinners Friday and Saturday nights as well.