Local News

  • Rural News; Jan. 22


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Noah James of Boonville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 7. He was the son of Rob and Amy James of Boonville and the grandson of Ronnie and Beth (Alvey) James of Branchville. Our condolences also to the family of Casper L. “John” Etienne, who passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at his home. Sympathy to the family of Beth Ann Kellems, who passed away, Sunday, Jan. 11.

  • Students reach out through volunteerism

    Sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary brought a little cheer to residents of Oakwood Health Campus last month in the form of caroling and homemade cards, and spent an afternoon volunteering for the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    The students planned the events as part of their Gang Resistance Education and Training program, a cooperative program between the school, the Tell City Police Department and the city of Tell City.

  • Students reach out through volunteerism


  • Cannelton man charged with sexual battery, stalking

    CANNELTON – A local man has been charged with three counts of stalking and two counts of sexual battery stemming from separate incidents that allegedly took place earlier this month in Cannelton.


    Larry D. Kellems, 69, of 300 Washington St., Cannelton, remained in the Perry County Detention Center Friday. He was arrested Jan. 13 by Cannelton police officers.


  • The King of Autographs


    Almost everyone can brag about a collection of one type or another. Some people admire coins or stamps. Others make a hobby of collecting Matchbox cars, Beanie Babies, gemstones, artwork or Pokemon cards. The list is endless.

    Glenn Markiewicz of Tell City collects something most of us generate nearly every day without much thought. Signatures.

  • County recycling bills for 2015 sent

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2015 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed on all homes and business owners in the county, are being mailed this month. The first round of bills are due March 15.


    The district will mail bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

    • All homes and mobile homes on land owned by the occupant are considered real estate. These bills are being mailed this month and will be due March 15.

  • Perry Central committed to alternative school



    TELL CITY – Perry Central Community School remains committed to maintaining an alternative education program to serve at-risk high-school students who might not otherwise graduate.

    School Superintendent Mary Roberson said the Perry County Learning Academy will remain in the Tell City Schergens Center, even though Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has withdrawn from the partnership the two school systems created a decade ago to operate the alternative school.

  • After-school activities planned at TCHS

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host the following after-school activities during January. Events are listed by date, time, activity and location.

    • Thursday, Jan. 22, 3 to 4 p.m., open swimming,  school pool.

    • Tuesday, Jan. 27, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Pilates, auditorium.

    • Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4 to 4:45 p.m., cardio-circuit training, auditorium.

  • If landmarks could talk

    Wouldn’t it be nice if old buildings, like older people, could share what they’ve seen over the many years? Our lives are limited to barely a century and most of us won’t live that long. But some things erected by human hands have lasted much longer. Take this old barn near Santa Claus.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey monastery renovation to begin in May

    ST. MEINRAD –  This spring, work will begin on a project to make extensive repairs to the 32-year-old monastery at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    The project will include several major components: replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system; replacement of the plumbing system; renovation and additions to the infirmary area and modifications to the pantry.