Today's News

  • Council hopefuls talk TIF, economic development


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Thursday’s political forum provided discussions from candidates seeking seats on the county council, which included J.R. Flynn and Charles Baumeister for District 1, Luke Thomas in District 3 and Mary Jo Beckman and Earla Williams for District 4.

  • TCPD kicks off community camera project

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department hopes a community camera project will create a database of private surveillance systems that will help officers  who are investigating thefts or other crimes.

    “We recognize the prevalence of surveillance systems at local businesses and residences. We further recognize the value of surveillance systems in the event a crime would occur in a neighborhood,” Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said.

  • Mogan, Fulkerson tout experience in race for clerk


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The office of Circuit Court Clerk candidates took to the forum on Thursday evening with introductions.

  • Forum showdown: Sheriff candidates outline goals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Democratic incumbent Alan Malone and Republican challenger Richard Myers each touted their reputations in law enforcement, ties to the community and plans for the future in their bids for sheriff during Thursday evening’s forum at The Depot. Both candidates fielded questions from forum moderator and News Editor Vince Luecke.

  • Substance abuse prevention grants available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests for the 2018 grant cycle.

    After prom programs must complete an application to be considered for funding. Applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Please scan and e-mail forms to pcsubstabuse@psci.net or mail applications to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, IN  47586. Contact Natalie Bolin with any questions at (812) 204-4669.

  • Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day Oct. 27

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council, along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Dr. Isaac Gatwood-Memorial Health Bristow and the Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and at Dr. Gatwood-Memorial Health north of  Bristow.

  • Ode to Jack and the turnip

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be a good one thanks to cool temperatures and adequate rain fall. I may even have some little ones ready in honor of Halloween this year, too, even though they will only be salad size. What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask?

    Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin on the porch.

  • St. Martin ham shoot Nov. 4

    SIBERIA – The annual St. Martin of Tours ham shoot in Siberia will take place Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. Central time. There will be a raffle, country store, bingo, homemade desserts, chili and more. The public is invited.

  • Fall property taxes due Nov. 13

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians are reminded of the upcoming deadline to pay the fall installment of property taxes. Payments are due Tuesday, Nov. 13.  Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Due to Veterans Day, the office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon for paying taxes. The office will also be open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Normal business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 13 to avoid a late penalty.

  • USDA begins issuing farm safety net, CRP payments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage and Conservation Reserve programs.

    Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2017 crop year, and approximately $1.8 billion in annual rental payments under CRP for 2018.