Local News

  • And-Tro to begin flushing water mains Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority will begin flushing water mains Tuesday. Work will continue until all mains are flushed, a process that will take several weeks.

    Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are should use caution when doing laundry when crews are working in their area.

  • Substance abuse committee accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests during June.

    Applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org.

    The deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. June 24. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, or delivered to Diane Conner, coordinator, at First United Methodist Church, in Tell City.

    Call Christal Moskos, the committee’s president, at 547-4669 with any questions.

  • Catholic Charities seeks maternity clothing

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is seeking gently used maternity clothing to expand its Matrix Lifeline service benefiting expectant and new mothers.

    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to 2 years old.

    Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes are appreciated and are accepted year-round

    Maternity clothing and other items can be dropped off at Catholic Charities at 802 Ninth St. in Tell City.

  • Schweizer Fest food booth meeting today

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee will convene a meeting for food-booth vendors at 5:15 p.m. today at the Perry County Chamber office at 601 Main St., Tell City.

    This meeting is for nonprofit organizations that had food booths at Schweizer Fest last year and plan to have them again this year.

    Anyone representing a Perry County nonprofit organization that would like to have a food booth at Schweizer Fest can ask to be placed on a waiting list to be called as tent space becomes available.

  • TCHS Class of 2011 claims scholarships, academic honors

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Class of 2011 was recognized for academic excellence May 22 during the school’s annual Senior Awards Program. Scholarships, other academic honors and athletic awards were announced. The following students were recognized:

  • Event excites parents about kids’ success

    PERRY COUNTY – The LHDC Youth Service Bureau’s Early Risers Skills for Success program recently held PEAK Nights (Parents Excited About Kids) at William Tell and Cannelton elementary schools.

  • TC spring cleanup continues through Thursday

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s spring cleanup is under way, providing an opportunity for city residents to rid their basements, attics and garages of unwanted items. Trash will be collected on residents’ normal trash- collection days today through Thursday.

    Household trash will be picked up at the same time and those items must be bagged and tagged as any normal week.

  • Commission backs Waupaca plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Plan Commission voted unanimously May 24 to support an effort by Waupaca to obtain warehouse space nearer than the Spencer County facility the company is currently using.

    They approved an amendment to documents establishing in 1997 a tax-increment-financing district that allowed the company to divert taxes toward improvements of its property as it was moving into the county.

  • Tell City High School Class of 2011
  • Officials to examine planning ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – If you want to open a business, launch an industry, start a farm or build a house in Perry County, you may want to watch as the Perry County Plan Commission works to update the county’s zoning ordinance.

    Commission President Robert Harding said at a May 24 meeting an update is needed but money to perform it may be difficult to obtain.