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Today's News

  • Industrial path
  • County forecasting 17 percent hike on employee insurance

    TELL CITY – Formal 2020 budget sessions for the county aren’t set to begin until next month, but the planning process is already underway at the departmental level. It’s those preparations that have the county expecting a 17 percent increase in it’s upcoming health insurance renewal.

  • Space Wanted: City mulls new buildings for street, water departments

    TELL CITY – The city’s public works buildings are bulging at the seams and the question is how to solve the problem.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly told the Board of Public Works and Safety this week that his buildings are at capacity. “We’re down to hardly any room,” Everly said. “At this point the city garages are full.”

    Compounding the problem, the Tell City Water Department is also out of space. The water department rents a portion of the street department’s garage on Schiller Street currently.

  • Filtration plant on target for completion

    By Eric Whittaker

    Staff Writer

    TROY – The room temperature increased as bodies packed into the Town of Troy utilities and marshal’s office for the regular town council meeting last Wednesday.

    Council and audience members learned that a sewer flow issue appears to be resolved.

  • Kiwanis Club selling Coke products

    TELL CITY – Just in time for your Labor Day weekend fun, the Tell City Kiwanis Club is selling Coke products for $22/case. All orders must be submitted by noon Tuesday, Aug. 27, to Brian Fletcher at American Family Insurance, 502 Main St, Tell City, (812) 566-3057.

  • Paddle Perry navigates Poison Creek and prepares for paddleboard yoga

    PERRY COUNTY – Paddle Perry ventured down Poison Creek on the evening of Friday, Aug. 16, with four returning paddlers and two new adventure seekers.

    They met at the bridge on Indiana 66 between Derby and Rome before embarking to the launch site from the first bridge off of Thrifty Road at 6:30 p.m.

    Paddling roughly 3.5 miles down creek, they docked at the boat-ramp off of 66 by 8:30 p.m., just in time for the full moon to rise. Having learned a lot from their first trip down this creek, they plan to paddle this route again one more time this year.

  • Lt. Governor to chair state’s 2020 Census Committee

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb recently announced that Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch would serve as the chair of Indiana’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee.

    “Indiana’s active participation in Census 2020 is critical for the continued growth and success of our state,” Holcomb said. “With Lt. Gov. Crouch leading the charge, I am confident we will work hard to reach Hoosiers in every corner of the state to encourage their participation.”

  • Tell City’s Clean Sweep campaign Saturday

    TELL CITY – German American Bank is sponsoring a Clean Sweep event in Tell City on Saturday, Aug. 24. Non-profit organizations will form teams to help clean up throughout the Tell City community and German American will donate money to the non-profit organization for each bag of trash collected.

  • Perry Central Class of 1979 40th reunion
  • Horseman’s Club fun horse show Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show and benefit on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. The club is located at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Follow the signs beginning about 5 miles north on State Road 37.

    There will be games for all ages. Some bleacher seating is available but lawn chairs are recommended.

    This show is also the annual fundraiser for Stir-N-Up-Hope therapeutic riding program.