Local News

  • In Tune with the Holidays
  • Young Perry County men outnumber women

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Of all of the reams of data collected, sorted and released by the U.S. Census Bureau, one set may be more relevant to some than all of the others: the local community’s ratio of men to women.

    The bureau released information down to the small-community level Thursday, and for people in their late teens, options in Perry County are better for females than males.

  • Census Bureau releases data covering 2006-’10

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday estimates from its American Community Survey for the years 2006-10. The agency calls the survey “the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation every year.”

  • Free Christmas concert set for Sunday

    The public is invited to the free Tell City Junior-Senior High School Christmas Concert at 4 p.m.Sunday in the school's auditorium.

    "The students have worked really hard and would love to see you in the audience," said Randy Roccia, chorus director.

  • Koch jailed in Perry County; charged with OWI

    CANNELTON – Philip Koch, the Santa Claus businessman arrested last month in Warrick County on a charge of domestic battery, was jailed in Perry County Friday after allegedly found to be under the influence of methamphetamine and other drugs.

    Koch was arrested after his car rear-ended another vehicle on Indiana 66 at a temporary stoplight on the north side of the city. Dispatchers received a 911 call from the driver, Gina Elliott, advising that her car had been struck while she was stopped for the light.

  • Popular landscape bush invading Indiana’s forests

    INDIANAPOLIS – During this time of year they’re easy to spot along county roads, especially near communities or developments. To the casual observer, they add color and interest to southern Indiana’s roadsides and forests, but they are an invasive threat that few people are aware of until it’s too late. Bush honeysuckle have bright-red berries and their leaves are yellow and bright. They thrive almost anywhere and grow quickly and in low light, traits that made them a popular landscaping and hedge bush.

  • Tell City Street Department still gathering leaves

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Street Department announced this week that city crews and their leaf machine are continuing to gather leaves across the city and will do so for the next two weeks.

    Crews will make passes on an as-needed basis.

    Residents should rake their leaves to the edge of the street but should keep them out of the gutters, where they can clog storm-water inlets.

    For more information, call 547-3222.

  • TC to offer pumper to neighboring fire department

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City-owned 1978 firetruck may find a good home with a neighboring department after the city’s board of public works and safety agreed Monday to offer it for sale.

    The Ford-Pierce pumper has a 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump and 750-gallon tank and serves a backup role. The department’s primary fleet consists of of two ladder trucks and a 1990s pumper.

  • Santa en route to Leopold parade

    Leopold’s annual parade, postponed by rain, will be held Sunday. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with lineup at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and bands will gather at the former James Store.

    After the parade, Santa will be in the park to greet youngsters and take gift requests. Stepping Stones Preschool will offer chili, hot chocolate and baked goods.

  • Retired educator seeking District 74 House seat has Perry County ties

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – A retired educator concerned about challenges facing education and the state’s working class is seeking to represent Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Mike Schriefer of Santa Claus is running as a Democratic candidate for the District 74 seat now held by Republican Sue Ellspermann. The Ferdinand Republican is in her first term and is expected to seek re-election in 2012.