Local News

  • Video showcases Perry County life

    TELL CITY - Some artisans labor in marble or clay, paint or plaster. Not Larry Peter. His media are images and words, spun over the past year into a documentary about Perry County.

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  • Visit the Schweizer Fest Market

    TELL CITY - This year's Schweizer Fest Market, which opened Wednesday in City Hall Park, continues through Saturday night, with new booths and returning favorites, said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and one of the leaders of the market.  Vendors will offer antiques, collectibles and various items. Abbey Hills soap will be sold as will jewelry, including Russian Blue Luster manmade diamonds, Tupperware, leather products, incense, cornhole boards, candles, coins and sporting goods, woodworking crafts and shirts.

  • Featured Schweizer pet

    Casi Hay, who was willing and available when a photo needed to be taken, holds Happy, who will be featured in the Schweizer Fest Pet Show, scheduled for 1:45 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Musik Halle. Jim Carter, president of Humane Society of Perry County, said "a Good Samaritan" found the female husky-border-collie mix injured on a county road and delivered her to a veterinarian for treatment. A leg required amputation, but Happy "is now to the point where she's walking" again, Carter said.

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  • Shoot for the Stars finalists

    (Editor's note: This information is corrected from our print edition, in which Boling was misidentified.)

  • City seeks new wheelchair ramp

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III is looking for a contractor who can replace a wheelchair ramp at the city's boat ramp. Speaking at a regular council meeting Monday, he said he'd received complaints about a ramp that had deteriorated to the point "it was in bad shape." The city's park-and-recreation fund holds $2,000, he said, offering to seek estimates.

  • Arrest made in north Perry County break-ins; teen detained

    ST. MEINRAD - A pair of burglaries in Spencer and Perry counties led to the arrest last week of a 19-year-old Bristow man and the detention of a juvenile. Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David M. Mattingly, of 4434 Indiana 62, is accused of burglarizing a garage at 1915 Indiana 62.

  • TC man jailed on Hancock warrant

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who allegedly sent graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old Hancock County girl was arrested Monday night on a warrant issued in that county.  John LaForce, 41, of 715 19th St. faces a charge of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.  LaForce was arrested by Tell City police officers at his home and taken to the Perry County Jail.

  • City prepares to build new homes

    TELL CITY - The city will build them, but will they sell?

    That's the question some members of the Tell City Common Council asked last Monday after reviewing preliminary bids received for up to eight new homes planned for construction as part of Tell City's Neighborhood Stabilization Grant.

    The city was awarded grants totaling close to $2 million to tear down vacant or foreclosed homes and build several new ones. Other money was used to purchase at least one home for rehabilitation and other land will be used for a parking lot near the city's Little League field.