Local News

  • Commodity marketing workshop set for March 29

    PERRY COUNTY – During a period when commodity markets are showing high and volatile prices, farmers face the risk of wide fluctuations in farm income. On Tuesday, a workshop will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center in Dubois from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Power of Youth Council takes applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program co-sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way of Perry County in partnership with Purdue Extension-Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2011-12 council.

  • Marksmen win Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY – On March 8 the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl competition was held at the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight of the nine PAC teams participated.

    For the fourth year in a row, Tell City dominated the competition. English, science, social studies and math teams captured first-place honors. The fine-arts and interdisciplinary teams earned second-place finishes. Tell City captured the championship with a total score of 100 points.

  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be available to speak about the current session and to answer questions and hear concerns from those attending. Other legislators have been invited, The public is invited to attend this event. Breakfast will be available for purchase.

  • Julia Storm’s 106th birthday celebration Thursday

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a 106th birthday celebration in honor of Julia Storm from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

    The celebration will be held in the Station 1 dining room.The public is invited to attend and wish Julia a happy birthday.

    Anyone wanting to send her a birthday greeting can write to her at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Tell City man faces meth dealing charge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly fled from a March 1 traffic stop has been charged in Perry Circuit Court with several felony drug crimes, including a Class B felony count of dealing in methamphetamine.

    Randy L. Cole, 23, 1012 13th St., also faces charges of possessing meth and ingredients used in its making and a separate felony offense of possessing an altered handgun.

  • Partnership creates fundraising benches

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Benches being produced through a partnership of several organizations are being offered for sale as a fundraising venture.

    Proceeds will go toward a required match for a Welborn Baptist Foundation grant funding the Perry County Greenway, said steering-committee member Rebecca Fenn. Buyers can place the benches on their private property or any public property for which they obtain permission, she said.

  • 3rd-graders do well on reading test

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – New tests to determine if third-graders can advance to fourth grade were about to begin in his building, Ryan Haas reported at the March 8 regular meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    The William Tell Elementary School principal said this year’s use of the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination Assessment would be a trial run for a program to start next year.

  • Library merger talks make progress

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – “We’re finally getting down to the ‘meat’ of things,” Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout said March 2 during a meeting with board members. He was referring to the ongoing talks with Cannelton Public Library about a possible merger of the two county libraries.

    The merger committee met Feb. 22, he said, and discussion included leasing the building the Cannelton library is currently in, technology needs and budgets of the libraries.

  • Purdue Extension plans farm-succession, health and safety workshops

    TELL CITY – The Purdue Extension office invites community members to two workshops the staff have planned for the coming month.

    Farm families who are looking to develop a plan to transfer their farms to the next generation will be able to learn about the process at an upcoming Purdue Extension webinar series held March 24 and 31 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The webinars will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The program will be presented by Dr. Angela Gloy, Purdue Extension Specialist in Agriculture Economics.