Local News

  • Jail groundbreaking set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A groundbreaking ceremony for the county’s new jail building and sheriff’s offices will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday behind the county courthouse.

    The ceremony will follow a regular meeting of the county commissioners, scheduled for 8 a.m. in the courthouse.

  • Offers of water testing not connected to city water utility

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department has received several inquiries about telephone calls residents are getting concerning a company wanting to go to homes and perform free water-quality tests.

    The water department does not endorse this company and utility Superintendent Dale Poole said daily water tests are conducted in Tell City by certified operators.

    The city’s water must and does meet standards approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Poole said. For more information, call the water utility at 547-3266.

  • Lack of quorum hinders library board action

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – There wasn’t too much the Perry County Public Library Board could do during their regular meeting Sept. 5. Not because there was no business to discuss, but because there were simply not enough board members present to vote on business.

  • Carter seeks fair share of budget surplus (Corrected)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County resident Jim Carter hopes seeds he planted in recent weeks will bear financial fruit for the state’s 92 counties. He has been working to get officials in this and other counties to rally in an effort to secure part of a $2 billion state-budget surplus he said some people hope to spend for the benefit of a few northern counties.

    A county commissioner said efforts to tap that money are already under way.

  • School Spirit on Parade

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students involved in sporting teams and extracurricular groups took to the street Wednesday for the annual Fall Extravaganza parade and pep rally.

    The parade route followed Main and Jefferson streets with the rally held at Legion Field.

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

  • City seeks to demolish Fennhaven home


    TELL CITY – Wanted: a buyer for a long-vacant home in Tell City’s Fennhaven area. Quick sale preferred.

    A Tell City woman and city leaders share a goal of finding a new owner for the residence, located at 21 High St. The owner, Ilona Janosa, faces a pending condemnation suit from the city seeking the home’s demolition.

  • Council agrees to back new-hospital financing

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Council added their stamp of approval Thursday to a lease that will permit construction of a new hospital to begin.

  • A century and three-quarters at Saint Augustine

    Members of St. Augustine Catholic Church will gather Sunday to honor a milestone – the 175th anniversary of the founding of their parish. An 11 a.m. Mass will be followed by a meal in the parish hall. Events are also planned for Saturday, including live music, a tractor parade and dinners. A schedule of events appears on this page. 


  • Operator Roundup applications being taken

    TELL CITY – Thanks to members’ collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, said organizers.