Today's News

  • Junk out the door
  • The year of the home garden

    It's a big year for gardening as more and more value-conscious Americans fed up with high food prices set out to grow a bigger portion of the food they and their families eat. I'm trying to join the trend.

    As a rural area with a strong tradition of family farming and gardening, Perry Countians have long produced a lot of their own food, whether growing vegetables and fruits or butchering animals raised in local pastures.

  • Poke some holes in the courthouse roof

    We're going to spend $57,715 and hope for the best.

    That was the decision that emerged from a May 29 Perry County Redevelopment Commission meeting.

    We understand and appreciate the frustration its members expressed about needing to reroof a courthouse not yet 15 years old. We wish, however, that they'd gone a step beyond merely replacing the shingles.

    As we reported Thursday, a couple of members said they didn't want to authorize that work, knowing problems that led to leaks will remain, but felt it was their best option.

  • JFK Pool to close for swim meet

    TELL CITY - The John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City will close two hours early, at 4 p.m., Friday, and remain closed Saturday and Sunday to accommodate a swim meet, manager Cindy Cain said.

    Pool information may be obtained by calling 547-8800.

  • Library gearing up for summer reading programs

    Tell City history focus of June, July sessions

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library Children's Department invites children from 2 years old through fifth grade to participate in its Good Old-Fashioned Summer Reading Program.

    Kids may stop in the children's department to pick up reading forms. "Read-to-me" and "Beginning" readers will read 10 picture books, fill out and return a reading form, choose a reading prize, then do it once again.

  • Flag Day events scheduled for Saturday in Leopold

    New farmers market kicks off July 5

    LEOPOLD - Several Flag Day events are planned in Leopold Saturday. Perry County's Avenue of Flags, a collection of flag-tipped white crosses honoring men and women from the county killed in military service, will be placed in Leopold Park that day.

    A ceremony honoring their memories is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    Chicken and pork-chop dinners will be sold in the park, with serving beginning at 3 p.m. There will be music in the park by Country Breeze after the 6 p.m. ceremony.

  • TC cleanup week under way

    Dumpsters open to city residents 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

    TELL CITY - It's time for Tell City residents to clean out those attics, garages and basements and rid themselves of items they no longer want.

    Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup began today and continues through Thursday.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup day and collected at the same time as bagged trash. No recyclables will be picked up this week and residents' usual weekly trash will still need tags.

  • Wildlife have stake in culvert project

    Aquatic organisms have better chance with bigger pipe

    TELL CITY - Humans and other living things will benefit from replacement of a 6-foot culvert near the south end of Tipsaw Lake with one 28 feet in diameter, according to a fisheries biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Commission responds to tax legislation

    House Bill 1001 affects economic-development fund

    TELL CITY - County attorney Chris Goffinet told Perry County Redevelopment Commission members at a special meeting May 29 new rules affecting them were included in House Bill 1001, which made significant changes to property taxation.

  • With police on his heels, Evanston man drives truck into Ohio River

    Peters swims to safety, then jailed

    TROY - Joshua Peters' shirt apparently matched his actions Thursday night.

    The 25-year-old Evanston man, whose sleeveless black T-shirt featured the words "Wild Life" and images of two wolves, allegedly led police on a chase over county roads and through newly planted cornfields of Spencer County before driving his pickup truck off Troy's boat ramp into the fast-moving Ohio River. Peters swam to safety and waiting officers but his truck bobbed for a short time and sank.