Today's News

  • COLUMN: Why I am back in Perry County

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    After leaving Tell City and Perry County for the most part in 1963, and moving 300 miles away in 1966, people often ask me why I returned.

    As a matter of fact, I actually ask myself that question occasionally. So, you may ask: “why not Florida, or the Carolinas or south Texas?”  Looking back, like many folks, my wife, Jeanne, and I did have several Southern tier states picked out for possible candidates when we decided to hang up our shingles.

  • EDITORIAL: We’re proud to have ACLU representative in Perry County

    We are pleased by the news that one of Perry County’s own has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACLU of Indiana.

    As the News reported Thursday, Chris Coyle, a graduate of Tell City High School and former Perry County paramedic, considers his appointment an honor. We understand him feeling that way, and believe the honor is not his alone. It’s a “local man does good (for a whole lot of other people)” kind of story that seems to say something good about our community.

  • Hydrant flushing begins today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today, Monday, along Fourth Street near the floodwall. Work will move eastward.

  • Water association announces new meter rule

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective May 1, 2012, all Troy Township Water Association water users must have individual water meters for each individual home or campsite.

    Violations will result in disconnection of water service immediately.
    Questions may be addressed in writing to the association or by attending a monthly board meeting.

    The meetings are held at Zeke Ransom Excavating, 6028 Scotch Pine Road, the Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    The mailing address is TTWA, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520.

  • County zoning groups meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday in back-to-back meetings.

    The appeals board will convene at 5:45 p.m. in the commissioners room in the courthouse. The planning commission will meet at 6.

    The two groups are expected to discuss personnel changes made by the county council, hear an update on a revised zoning ordinance and examine a list of members whose terms of office expire at the end of the year.

    Both meetings are open to the public.

  • Change of look

    Workers from Sign Art of Charlotte, N.C. prepare to mount a new sign atop a pole at the Fifth Third Bank on Indiana 66 in Tell City Friday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • 21st Witches Walk coming Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.        

    On that Friday evening, children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Church plans fifth Trunks of Treats

    TELL CITY – The fifth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.

    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets.

    Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • Fiesta funding

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  • Hospital elects officers, purchases billing program for drug discounts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees reorganized for the coming year Wednesday, witnessed the oaths of office of two reappointed members and approved the purchase of a software system to help the hospital lock in discounts on some medication purchases for outpatient customers.

    Trustees J.B. Land and Tim Harding accepted their oaths of office, beginning new four-year terms. Both were recently reappointed by county commissioners.