Local News

  • Clinics scheduled to ward off influenza

    TELL CITY - Flu season is quickly approaching and several flu clinics have already been scheduled.

    Visiting Nurse Association will begin its seasonal flu program Oct. 5. Clinics will be at the Tell City VNA office on Indiana 37 from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

    Other locations, dates and times are available at www. vnahc.org or by calling (800) 743-4862.

  • Crisis Connection distributes packets

    TELL CITY — Crisis Connection recently provided packets of informational materials to medical providers in the area and includes items from The Family Violence Prevention Fund.

    Joan Knies, community education specialist, encourages any medical providers who inadvertently did not receive a packet, or who would like to receive Crisis Connection's free monthly newsletter, "The Connected," to contact her at Crisis Connection at cci@psci.net or (812) 482-1555.

  • Consultant addresses future jail needs

    TELL CITY - A consultant working for the National Institute of Corrections told meeting attendees Thursday the leadership in Perry County needs to take a big-picture approach to remedying its jail problem, beginning with an assessment of the county's need for managing criminals.

  • School-bus driver prevents tragedy

    TELL CITY - Bruce Chinn received an e-mail note from a witness to a near tragedy, Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Larry Bryant reported at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    The assistant to the superintendent missed most of the meeting due to other business, and passed the note to Bryant. He said quick action on the part of bus driver Tim Rogier that morning helped prevent a child from being hit by a car.

  • Lynch joins staff of county prosecutor

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the appointment of Shaunda Lynch as chief deputy prosecutor for Perry County.

    "Ms. Lynch brings over 10 years of legal experience to the office," Collins said in a news release announcing her appointment.  

  • Parks board spars with contractor

    CANNELTON — A cracked window has caused a dispute between the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the contractor who built the visitors center and restroom building at Eagles Bluff Park.

    The building is less than a year old, so defective items in it are still under warranty from the contractor, Craftsman Construction Inc. of Huntingburg.

  • More Tell City parks going tobacco free

    TELL CITY - Despite one councilman's concern that the ban would be difficult to enforce, the Tell City Common Council voted Tuesday to prohibit tobacco products from another four parks. The move comes just months after the same group banned cigarettes and other tobacco products from City Hall and City Hall Park.

    The ordinance, approved 4-1, covers all of Hagedorn Park, including the Windy Creek Greenway, tennis courts, baseball field, swimming pool and softball fields. Also affected are Dennis Kress, Roy Fenn and Kiwanis parks.

  • TC-PC Library to feature two Lincoln programs in October

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln family will be front and center during October programs at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Besides a current display of books and other materials about the 16th president as patrons enter the doors, the library will also provide two Lincoln programs. Daniel Easter of Mitchell, who recently co-produced the "Lincoln Scrapbook," will be at the library Oct. 3 to discuss various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life.

  • Indiana 70 to close in Spencer County

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 70 near its intersection with Indiana 66 today to repair a landslide.

    Indiana 70 will be closed from the junction of Indiana 66 to the junction of U.S. Route 231.

    Ragle, Inc. will repair the landslide adjacent to Indiana 70, one-quarter mile west of Indiana 66 at the bridge over Waterman Creek.

  • Community grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.