Local News

  • April 11 event will benefit man battling pancreatic cancer

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Kevin Ayer, a 1981 graduate of Tell City High School, will hold a benefit beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    Kevin, 51, was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in July 2014. He underwent surgery in Louisville Aug. 13 for removal of 85 percent of his pancreas and spleen and a secondary cancer known as a gastrointestinal tumor.

  • Good Samaritan thanked

    I’m writing this letter to thank the gentleman who took the time to stop and help a little girl and her grandmother.

    I was taking my great-granddaughter to the bus stop and I stepped off the sidewalk to cross the street and fell, waist-deep, into the snow that had been plowed.

    I didn’t think it was that deep, but I soon found out I couldn’t get enough of a footing to climb out.

  • New hospital tour
  • Grant for Troy infrastructure improvements off the table


    Feature Writer


    TROY – Troy Town Council members voted Wednesday to approve several documents needed to move forward with upcoming projects. Jay Oliva presided over the regular monthly session in council president Gary Palmer’s absence.

  • Parks board prepared to poll public on preferences


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Board of Directors approved a questionnaire Wednesday that will help determine its master plan for the next five years.

    The board previously met to determine a list of goals it might want to tackle in the coming years. Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel then compiled them in a draft of a questionnaire to be presented to the public.

  • Floodgates go in as river climbs

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio River may remain above flood stage for several days this week, keeping portions of Indiana 66 and several county roads underwater.

    At 11 a.m. Friday, the Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam stood at 44.7 feet. Flood stage there is 42 feet. The river was forecast to climb to 46.1 feet by Saturday night.

    Additional rain could cause the river to rise further or delay any crest.

  • Elementary students poised for tech upgrade


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary students may soon have access to Google-platform programs and other educational tools such as Chromebooks. During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, officials presented plans to facilitate such a move and explained why it’s needed.

  • LHDC to host award winning columnist at 50th annual meeting

    TELL CITY – In conjunction with its 50th annual meeting April 20, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. will host award winning columnist Sharon Randall as the keynote speaker for the evening.  
    Randall is a columnist for Tribune News Services and her weekly column is distributed in more than 400 newspapers and some 6 million readers nationwide. A frequent speaker for conferences and fundraisers, she receives thousands of letters and emails each year from readers who connect with her stories.

  • Cemetery report issued at Doolittle Mills; Tobinsport group meeting March 22

    Doolittle Mills releases cemetery report
    DOOLITTLE MILLS – The 2014 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released. People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2014 were Steven Griffin, $200; Roger and Sherry Ball, $100; Roy and Shirley Mitchell, $50; Frances Belcher, $25; Russell Johnson, $50; Charlotte McKim, $100; Eva Underhill (CD), $3.78; Norma Thompson, $200; Norma Sturgeon, $200; Herschel DuPont (CD), $18.09, Nova Sturgeon, $100; and Rita Hammond, $25. Contributions for 2014 were $1,071.87 and expenses were $720.

  • Youth Conservation Corps hiring at Lincoln Boyhood

    SPENCER COUNTY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps program for the summer of 2015.
    The Youth Conservation Corps program is a well-balanced, work-learn-earn program, which develops an understanding and appreciation of the nation’s environment and heritage.  
    Administered by the National Park Service, the program offers gainful summer employment to young people in a healthful, outdoor atmosphere.