Local News

  • 4-H Fair begins
  • German Ridge Heritage Project open house Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The German Ridge Heritage Project seeks descendant family members for genealogy, sharing family documents and oral history. 

    Volunteers are also encouraged to donate time as assistance is needed in field excavations, laboratory analysis and historical-genealogical research. Some of the families of interest include Bryant, Connor, Debus, Hall, Maier, Popp (Bopp) and Speidel. 

  • Shoot for the Stars returns Friday with Justin Bosley

    TELL CITY – The monthly Shoot for the Stars singing competition held in City Hall Park returns Friday with new entertainers. Along with additional Shoot for the Stars competitors, Justin Bosley will entertain. The music will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. 

  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

     TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. 

    The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • Stay safe in extreme heat

    INDIANAPOLIS – While no one wants the triple-digit conditions of the past couple of weeks to repeat themselves, Perry Countians face many more weeks of summer. Conditions of extreme heat are defined as summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and more humid than average for a location at that time of year.

    Statewide, nearly 1.5 percent of all emergency department visits for July 4-5 were heat-related. State health officials say Hoosiers should take all precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke, which can happen quickly. 

  • Theft charge

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Junior Fuchs leads 30-year-old David Crochet into the Tell City Police Department after the Cloverport, Ky., man’s arrest for allegedly stealing copper near Waupaca Foundry. Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith made the arrest 

    Tuesday night after receiving information of suspicious activity in the area. In addition to theft, Crochet also faces criminal counts of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Smith said the investigation is continuing.

  • Famers face Monday crop-acreage reporting deadline

  • Three New Reserve Officers
  • The show ring beckons

    Perry County 4-H’ers with livestock exhibits were busy Wednesday afternoon preparing for evening shows.

    Opening ceremonies Wednesday marked the opening of exhibits. The fair continues through Saturday evening with a mud drag Friday evening and a full day of activities Saturday, including a baby contest, hog wrestle and kiddie tractor pull.

  • Redevelopment officials OK wage-board members


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Meeting in consecutive sessions Wednesday morning, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority ratified Tom Hagedorn and Ralph Alvey as their representatives on a common-construction-wage board established for the new county jail. The wage board met in June, county attorney Chris Goffinet said.