Local News

  • Striving for athletic success, Tell City schools to analyze sports programs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The value of a school’s athletic program isn’t necessarily rated in terms of wins and losses, but how it translates in the overall educational model. With that in mind, Tell City Schools are evaluating if they offer too many choices for athletes.

    Though no programs have been slated to be cut, programs could be reduced in the future. Doing so, school officials say, could make them more competitive in those that remain.

  • Candidate forums scheduled

    PERRY COUNTY – A pair of forums next week will give local candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton an opportunity to speak on issues they believe are important.

    Cannelton candidates are invited to attend a forum Tuesday evening, Oct. 13,  in the city’s council chambers, located in town hall in the lower level of the city library. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

    Tell City candidates are invited to a 6 p.m. forum Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Tell City Depot.

  • TC marchers plan for strong push to district

    FRENCH LICK – In a tightly scored marching competition Saturday, the Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fifth at The Festival of Marching Bands, hosted by Springs Valley High School. During a cold and wet day, the band pushed through harsh conditions to finish strong against some talented competition.

    Trailing class winner, Corydon Central, by 7.6 points, second through seventh positions were separated by just over 4 points.

  • County clerk, court offices to use state’s Odyssey document service


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– Those seeking documents from the Perry County clerk’s or court offices may soon be able to do so with a little more ease. According to Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet, the courthouse is planning to soon use an online document tool, called Odyssey Case Management System, which will be provided free of charge.

  • Moped and semi truck collide north of Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – A moped driver sustained a head injury Monday when he turned into the tandem wheels of a semi trailer on Indiana 545, Perry County Deputy Richard Myers said.

    The accident happened in front of American Colloid Co. and the helicopter that lifted the moped driver, Jacob Snyder of Troy, to the hospital landed in the grass beside that company’s parking lot.

    “Luckily, nobody died,” said Myers.

  • Airport authority to construct new hangar


    Staff Writer


    ST. MARKS – A recently announced project to add a T-hangar to the Perry County Municipal Airport will allow for increased air traffic. The soon-to-begin project will model an existing hangar and allow for the storage of an additional 8 planes.

    The county council, at their Sept. 30 session, approved an appropriation of $400,000 from the airport authority’s budget to fund the construction.

  • Dennison named Lincoln Hills executive director

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. board president Clayton N. Jefford announced this week that Randy Dennison has been hired to succeed the community action agency’s executive director and chief executive officer, Larry K. Kleeman. 

    A months-long effort by a candidate search committee, comprised of board members, staff, and community members, culminated in Dennison’s unanimous selection at a special meeting of the board Sept. 21. 

  • Saturday schedule packed for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    The community of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s historic downtown. There will be plenty to do and see.

  • Commissioners back economic development projects led by PCDC


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Resolutions determining economic-development projects throughout Perry County are in line with county goals got an affirmative nod Monday from county commissioners. The move was the latest in a series needed to ensure the projects coordinated with tax-increment-financing dollars are spent in accordance with the county’s comprehensive development plan.

  • Mayor picks Lawalin for police chief




    TELL CITY – It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Derrick Lawalin. The Tell City Police Department Patrolman was honored with a lifesaving award, took part in a celebration of the years of work of  his canine partner and was promoted to detective.

    But the biggest news came this week. Lawalin was named the city’s next chief of police and will succeed Greg Hendershot when he retires Nov. 2.