Today's News

  • 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.

  • Foundation Profile: Earl and Hazel Etienne Scholarship Fund

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles profiling funds established through the Perry County Community Foundation. This was written by Joan Hess about the fund established by children of Earl and Hazel Etienne.


  • Werner retiring from city attorney role
  • Tell City attorneys moving into new offices

    TELL CITY – Chris Goffinet and Jeff Hagedorn, owners of the law firm Huber Goffinet & Hagedorn, will be relocating their offices to share space with John Werner at his office located at 644 12th St., Tell City, effective Monday, Oct. 29. 

    “We are excited to be sharing office space with John, who has been practicing law in Perry County for over 45 years,” said Hagedorn.

  • VFW pulled pork dinners each Tuesday in October
  • HNF rec survey underway

    TELL CITY – A voluntary recreation-use visitor survey will be conducted on the Hoosier National Forest from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019.  This will be the fourth time the forest has conducted visitor interviews under the protocols of the National Visitor Use Monitoring program. 

    The nationwide survey is designed to determine how many people visited the forest and the recreation activities they participated in while they were there. 

    Only visitors exiting recreation areas for the last time on their visit will be interviewed. 

  • Roberson named Commended Student in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School Principal Jody French announced recently that William Roberson has been named a Commended Student in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.  

  • Habitat marks 20 years of changing families’ lives


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    TELL CITY – Building houses for people in need, Habitat for Humanity of Perry County celebrated its 20th anniversary last Thursday with a crowd of contributors and several community members who have benefited from the program.

    Director Sue Denoncour introduced keynote speaker, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Indiana, Gina Leckron, as “a lady with a passion for Habitat’s mission.”

  • Marching Marksmen semistate bound


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    TELL CITY – The Marching Marksmen continued their pace toward the state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium with a gold rating Saturday at regionals. The band is now onward to the semi-state showcase.

    In two weeks, the band will have to be in top form for a chance to play at the state championships.