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Today's News

  • Christmas Bells from the Heart

    Geoff Jenning’s hands may ring the Salvation Army Bell but it’s his heart where the Christmas magic takes place. The 74-year-old Perry County man, often called “Pops,” is in front of Tell City’s Walmart every day from just after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. He rings the bell 8 to 10 hours a day, for at least 30 consecutive days. He extends Merry Christmas greetings to everyone who comes in and out of the store’s pharmacy entrance.

  • Cell tower proposal sparks static

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission delayed making a decision Thursday on whether to grant its OK for a new mobile phone tower along Brushy Fork Road after the company that owns a nearby structure argued it wasn’t needed and would violate existing zoning regulations.

  • Schergens Center to get rehab

    TELL CITY – The nearly 20-year-old Schergens Center will receive a needed update next year with $50,000 in city EDIT money and an equal amount of funding from the Schergens Foundation.

  • Hospital worker’s paychecks delayed

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital employees saw a slight delay in their most recent paychecks. Due to a glitch with the hospital’s payroll accounting firm, Paychex of Denver, Colo., wasn’t able to distribute money into worker’s bank accounts on time. There was about a day’s delay in the typical Thursday distribution of deposits.

  • Concerns raised over vagrancy and public drug use

    CANNELTON – If you’ve seen more people than usual walking around Cannelton’s streets with backpacks, you are not alone. And some residents are asking the city council to take action to ensure public safety.

    The issue becomes multifold for homeowners who say derelict activity threatens both security and home values.

  • Upgrades and new technologies coming to the library

    TELL CITY – Technology upgrades are set to get underway at the two Perry County Libraries and bookmobile, starting in the new year and will continue through 2021. What patrons use and cost-effective decisions were the driving forces for changes in the plan for the years ahead.

  • Aders sworn in as county’s newest deputy

    TELL CITY – In a brief courthouse ceremony Nov. 30, Jesse Aders was sworn in as a full-time Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy. He officially began his duties last Friday and will begin the 17-week Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in February.

    “We had a lot of good applicants but his passion was what separated him from others,” Sheriff Alan Malone said.

  • Allen marks 25 years at TCPD
  • General Electric hosts open house on TCE issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Dozens of citizens attended an informal session last Wednesday to discuss updates on how General Electric is dealing with groundwater contamination that extends several blocks from the former plant. GE had environmental consultants from its investigations team, Arcadis, at the session, along with representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the state Health Department.

  • TC arts association seeks members

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association seeks community members with a passion for the arts to fill vacancies on its board of directors for 2019.

    The association is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to supporting, organizing, enhancing and promoting all art forms in the region. The group strives to connect people and organizations around the arts, share arts-related information and resources, and coordinate art programs with our community partners.