Local News

  • Texting-and-driving ban takes effect Friday

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Friday, it will be illegal for any Hoosier driver to text while behind the wheel.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation that prohibits the use of any telecommunications device to type, transmit or read text messages or e-mail while operating a moving motor vehicle. Drivers are, however, permitted to use hands-free or voice-operated technology to perform these functions.

    Indiana will become the 32nd state to ban texting while driving for all drivers.

  • Bench project

    Tony Hollinden and Kip Krizman place the first of several greenway benches that already or will soon grace Main Street in Tell City. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • United Way marks Imagination Library’s second anniversary

    TELL CITY – Happy Birthday to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Perry County. Each month, 433 Perry County preschoolers race to their mailboxes to find books mailed just to them.

    Their parents know their book will have been chosen for children just their age and to delight their senses and imagination. Many parents report their children are so excited to get their own books in the mail, they want it read over and over and over again on the day they receive it.

  • Family needs assistance after fire

    TELL CITY – Jacob and Crystal Wroe and their three daughters are in need of assistance after a Monday fire damaged their home on Bradford Drive.

    One of the biggest needs is clothing. Jacob Wroe wears size 32-32 pants and large shirts; Crystal wears size 9-10 jeans and medium to large shirts. Danielle, 7, wears sizes 6T-7T tops and bottoms, Jalynn, 4T-5T and Christa, 4T-5T.

    The family is hoping their home can be cleaned and made livable. They can be reached at 719-9216.

  • Offices closed for July Fourth

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed in the county Monday in observance of Independence Day. In Cannelton, Monday’s trash route will be picked up on Tuesday with that day’s route. In Tell City, there will be no pickup Monday and a one-day delay the rest of the week. City, county and state offices will also be closed.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery that day. Monday’s edition will be on newsstands by Sunday morning.

  • Jail meeting tonight at PC

    LEOPOLD – A public meeting on a proposed county jail project Thursday evening (today) will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

    The meeting will be held in the library instead of the cafetorium as was previously announced. Attendees are asked to park in the rear lot at the school. There will be signs posted.

  • Police on lookout for phony home inspectors

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole cash from a woman’s purse while posing as home inspectors. Officers are also warning residents to be alert to similar scams while sheriff’s department deputies are investigating separate reports of break-ins in northern Perry County.

  • TC band prepares for upcoming season

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Natasha Edmondson is still seeking participants as the latest performance season approaches for the Tell City Marching Marksmen.

    “We are recruiting,” the band director said after a band-boosters meeting Monday. “We really need pit members.”

  • Snakes alive!

    A variety of snakes that call Indiana home drew plenty of attention Saturday during the Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s Adventures with Nature Field Day at Tipsaw Lake. (Click photo to enlarge. Click arrows to see more.)

  • Moose picnic leads July Fourth lineup

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night. A community fireworks show in Derby is also planned for Sunday night, with viewing at Mulzer Park.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday with help from Ladies of the Moose.