Local News

  • Leopold still has its post office


    Home to a church, grocery store and popular restaurant, the central Perry County community of Leopold still has its post office – and will for the foreseeable future.

  • Moose Summer Fest kicks off Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games, food and, if conditions allow, a big fireworks show Sunday night.

    Activities will swing into gear Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving will begin at 4 p.m.

  • Officials table monofill request

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    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners granted the wishes of several people Wednesday when they tabled a request from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Foundry to rezone property in the heart of the county to accommodate a landfill.

  • Body identified as missing Cannelton man (Updated with photo)

    TELL CITY – A body pulled from the Ohio River Sunday morning has been identified as the remains of a 20-year-old Cannelton man reported missing from the area Saturday.


  • Low water levels close Patoka beach

    BIRDSEYE – Due to extremely low water and unsafe swimming conditions, the Patoka Lake beach and beach area are currently closed until further notice. No swimming will be allowed.
    The irregular shape of the shoreline under the water’s surface allows for sudden unseen drop-offs that make swimming or wading unsafe at this time. In addition, boaters should continue to use extreme caution around the lake as there are areas of shallow water in all parts of the lake.
    For more information, contact the reservoir office at (812) 685-2464.

  • Two immunization clinics canceled

    PERRY COUNTY – The Monday immunization clinic held at Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road and sponsored by the Perry County Health Department will be canceled June 25 and July 23 due to staffing.

  • Adventures with Nature field day Saturday

    TIPSAW – The 10th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area Saturday. 

    The program has been organized by the Hoosier National Forest, Purdue Extension-Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

  • Volunteers sought to water Main Street hanging baskets

    The Tell City Beautification Committee is once again hanging flower baskets on Main Street in Tell City and its members are looking for help with the watering. Anyone who would like to sign up for a turn in watering the baskets is asked to call the mayor’s office at 547-5511. The watering unit is on a cart with a long wand and can be pulled along Main Street. It is housed at City Hall and can be picked up and returned there. 

  • Stunning lesson

    Candidates for reserve patrol officers in Tell City and Cannelton were certified in the use of electronic control devices Tuesday evening. Taught by Patrolman Roger Smith, the class covers the basics of devices commonly known as Tasers. The lesson included exposure to the devices, either through barbed projectiles fired from cartridges or through wires affixed to pads placed on students’ skin. Though the guns cause no lasting injury, they do deliver painful and incapacitating shocks. 

  • Kessler named principal at OCMS

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Tell City native David Kessler has been named the new principal at Owensboro Catholic Middle School. 

    Before joining the staff at OCMS, Kessler was assistant principal at Daviess County Middle School.

    Kessler, who is a 1994 graduate of Tell City High School, started teaching at Owensboro Catholic High School after he graduated college and was there for five years.

    He also taught at Marshall County High School and Central Hardin High School.