Local News

  • Council re-establishes capital-development tax

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton property-taxpayers will see increases in their tax bills for 2015 and 2016 after action by the city’s common council June 9.

    City officials announced in a legal notice published May 19 and June 2 they intended to re-establish a cumulative capital development fund. A tax of 3.33 cents per $100 of assessed valuation would fund it beginning in 2015 and would rise to 5 cents the following year.

  • Cannelton School Board approves hirings

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt announced at a regular school board meeting June 19 he had accepted May 20 a resignation from Brian Garrett as head varsity boys basketball coach for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Derby fireworks July 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July fireworks shows have been scheduled in Derby and Magnet.

    Fireworks in Derby will begin just after dusk Saturday, July 5, at Mulzer Park.

    In Magnet, fireworks are planned for dusk Friday, July 4.

  • Picnic begins today

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky. will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Return of the Trojans - UPDATED with video

    The third Troy School Homecoming was held Saturday at St. Pius Parish Hall. It is the only remaining school building left in Troy. The crowd filled the room to overflowing with alumni, family members and friends.

    The day’s registration showed 64 graduates and a total of 135 people attending. During registration, refreshments were served and tables displayed school photos, yearbooks, a school sweater, Troy High School jackets and other memorabilia.

  • INDOT will fund new road project

    INDIANAPOLIS – Though work won’t begin for a few years, the Indiana Department of Transportation has included a road project near Waupaca Foundry as part of $102 million in federal transportation funding.

    INDOT has set aside $3.9 million for the project, which will construct a new road from Indiana 66 to Troy Ridge Road.

    The new road will connect with Indiana 66 between the existing intersection with Squirrel Road and the entrance to Waupaca. It will connect with Troy Ridge Road near the existing intersection with Squirrel Road.

  • Hoch files for prosecutor’s post


    TELL CITY – A Tell City attorney with experience in private practice as well as prosecuting criminal cases has filed for the office of Perry County prosecutor.

    Jason Hoch, 39, filed last week in Indianapolis and will try to unseat incumbent Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo. Hoch is running as a Democrat and Acchiardo is a Republican. The two will face off in November’s general election.

  • K of C members attend state convention

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Indianapolis April 26-27 to attend the Knights of Columbus state convention.

    Pictured from the front left are Janet Hurm, Connie Franchville, Rita LaGrange, Financial Secretary John Waninger and Charlotte Waninger.

    In back are State Warden Gene Hurm, District Deputy Clarence Franchville, Delegate Scott Doogs and Deputy Grand Knight Allen LaGrange.

  • Knights of Columbus attend golf scramble

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Terre Haute May 8 to attend the 18th annual Gibault Golf Scramble.

    All proceeds from the event benefit Gibault Children's Services.

    Pictured from left are Ron Crawford, John Waninger, Scott Mosby and Mark Howland. Not pictured is Gene Hurm.

  • Local sixth-graders attend three day Touchstone Energy camp

    TELL CITY - From June 4 through 7, four local sixth graders attended Touchstone Energy camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Southern Indiana Power, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has sponsored this summer experience for 12 years.

    Campers participated in three days of traditional sleep-away summer-camp activities like zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, archery, swimming and campfires and learned about important topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact a cooperative makes in a community.