Local News

  • 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.

  • Library welcomes new director


    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library board members formally welcomed the library’s new director John Mundy July 3 at the board’s regular meeting.

    As The News previously reported, Mundy was hired to replace former director Larry Oathout, who took a position with the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Library.

    Mundy’s first day as director was July 2, although he said he did work at the Tell City branch June 30 to meet some of the staff and begin to get acquainted with the library.

  • Group readies Millstone site for sacred ceremonies

    MILLSTONE – Tuesday was Tree Day, “a day when we pick a tree out, take it to the arbor and put the prayers of all of the people in the community into it, the tree of life.”

    That’s according to Chief Steve McCullough, who with about 350 other people, were preparing a site at Millstone for Native American religious sundance ceremonies Tuesday through Saturday.

  • City leaders amend street, trash ordinances


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved amendments to city ordinances Monday to designate some streets one-way and redefine “standard containers” used for trash collection.

    The city’s board of public works and safety will put the street redesignations into effect when made necessary by construction along Indiana 66. Eighth Street will become one way from southeast to northwest between its intersections with Hoskinson and Washington streets.