Local News

  • Schanks plan to add benches to trail at Eagles Bluff


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The family of the late Mike Schank plans to install two benches along the quarter-mile hiking trail named for him at Eagles Bluff Park.

    Diana Schank, Mike’s daughter, presented a plan devised by her and her brother, Tim, to the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors Wednesday.

  • Sewer test falls short, makes up ground


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Operations within Tell City’s various service departments are largely status quo, with a few hiccups along the way and some other changes to come.

    In the 31 years since Tell City’s wastewater treatment plant started toxicity testing of its system, the utility had never failed a test. The most recent round of testing almost changed that.

  • Purdue student painter ready for color-filled summer


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue student Marvin Walls has been doing some canvassing.

    Not for a political candidate but for himself and his burgeoning business.

    Walls belongs to CalRob Venture Group, a national company that deals in painting, both residential and commercial. The idea is to not only prepare students for managerial life after college, but to pay them during their time working with the company.

  • Fennhaven line break costs city 1.6 million gallons of water


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A leak that nearly crippled Tell City’s water system last week will need further attention. The line break was discovered Friday in a portion of six-inch main near the outskirts of the utility’s limits along east Indiana 66, directly in the path of a hill slide. It’s believed the heavy rains caused the earth to break free in that Fennhaven area, and the resulting force of the slide shifted the pipe.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton Class of ’16


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – This Saturday, May 21, the students who comprise Cannelton High School’s class of 2016 will officially finish secondary education and be handed the diplomas they earned through years of tests, homework and early life lessons.

    Atop the academic achievements for seniors are Valedictorian Jordyn Vogt and Salutatorian Damon Powers, who will each address their class at the graduation ceremony, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the Cannelton Community Center.

  • Ashlyn Marie Cronin

    Cassandra and Troy Cronin of Leopold announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Marie Cronin on April 13, 2016. She was delivered at 7:22 a.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Ashlyn was welcomed home by her sister, Madelyn, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Greg Krygielka and Darin and Sharon James, all of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Valerie Cronin and Rob and Deb Cronin, all of Tell City.

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  • School board recognizes tech department, students


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Highlighting the technological knowledge of students at Tell City Junior Senior High School, the school board heard Tuesday several advances the school is making.

    With wins at numerous recent technology competitions, including Ivy Tech’s onboard skills contest and a STEM contest at Oakland City University, success there has some students who weren’t planning on attending college changing their minds.

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  • Burst line creates havoc for TC water utility




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department spent the latter half of last week battling a worsening water leak whose location confounded crews until Friday.

    The leak, eventually located between Indiana 66 and Fennhaven Lake, had grown worse since the middle of last week and had caused low water pressure in several areas. The city issued a notice through social media Thursday asking residents to report any water leaks they might see. Customers were also asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption.