Local News

  • 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.

  • St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser planned at Chicago’s Pizza

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza continues to partner with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Members of the public can show their support at Chicago’s Pizza today, St. Patrick’s Day.

    Chicago’s Pizza will donate a portion of all sales, from today to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Delivery will be available for large orders today by contacting Chicago’s Pizza at 547-4060.

  • BMV centralizes operations

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians seeking registrations, stickers and license plates can’t walk out of the Perry County License Branch with those documents, but they can still do much of the same work they did in years past.

    Hoosiers began receiving their registrations and plates through the mail under a centralized distribution system launched Jan. 1

    Customers can renew registrations online at myBMV. com, by phone at  (888) 692-6841 or by using new postage-paid envelopes enclosed with registration renewal notices. 

  • 50th anniversary celebration set for April 7

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 7 beginning with a social gathering at 6 p.m. at the Moose home on Dauby Lane.

    Scrapbooks and pictures portraying events of the past 50 years will be on display.
    New Boston Tavern will cater a meal to begin at 6:30 at a cost of $12.

    All active and associate members of Kappa Kappa Kappa are invited to attend. Free rides to the event will be provided to any associate member who needs one.

  • Local Tri Kappa marking 50 years

    Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri Kappa as it is more commonly known, was organized Feb. 22, 1901, in Indianapolis. There are 146 active chapters and 125 associate chapters throughout the state with more than 10,000 members.

  • Sheriff hopes to cut paper-service costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Gas is killing us,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 7 about the cost his department incurs in serving court papers to people in the county. He was addressing the county commissioners at a regular meeting, and wants to deliver more documents by certified mail.

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  • Incoming schools chief asks board for fewer sick days

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incoming Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger asked school-board members at a regular meeting March 8 to give him the same number of sick days a new teacher gets.

  • Earthquake, tsunami rock Tell City native

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The rescue teams are finally able to search,” Jim Miller said when The News asked him Wednesday to explain what was happening in Japan. “They were and are hampered by ongoing quakes, cold weather and snow. They are finding very few survivors ... mostly the dead. They ran out of body bags. The tide washed over 2,000 bodies back to shore in one day. Entire villages disappeared – think places the size of Tell City with populations of 10,000 or more.”