Local News

  • Group to examine impact of trauma on student learning

    PERRY COUNTY – A lunchtime gathering Wednesday will explore how schools are reaching out to students who have faced major – and often adverse – experiences  in their young lives and how those incidents of trauma affect their learning.

    Research has shown that children who live through multiple adverse experiences during their youth are at higher risk for health, learning, behavior and productivity problems throughout their lives. This can create a cycle of behavior that sets future generations up for failure.

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  • Christmas parade plans set

    Cannelton event to kick off holiday season Nov. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so are Perry County’s trio of Christmas parades. Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for this year’s events. As has been tradition for decades, Cannelton will kick off the season with its post-Thanksgiving parade on Friday, Nov. 24. Tell City’s parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 and Leopold’s Christmas parade is Sunday, Dec. 3.


  • Tell City company offers to save old-growth forest




    TELL CITY – The state of Indiana sold timber Thursday on 299 acres of the Yellowwood State Forest near Nashville, despite a Tell City company’s pledge of $150,000 to save the trees for future generations.

    In a press release issued Thursday, Bobby R. Bartlett with Tell City-based Castlewood Corp., pledged $150,000 to prevent the 1,733 old-growth trees in Brown County from being cut.

  • Santa Claus postmark selected for 2017

    The Santa Claus  Post Office has selected the 2017 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • Market vendor workshop series to continue through spring

    CHRISNEY – If you are a current or potential vendor at farmer’s markets, roadside stands or other retail outlets, make plans to attend Purdue Extension’s upcoming Market Vendor Training Series. This five-part webinar series will cover business planning, food safety and farmers’ market regulations, product display and setup, and marketing. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other vendors and local resources.

  • Catholic Charities launches Adoption Awareness Campaign

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month and Catholic Charities is launching an awareness campaign to bring awareness to the option of adoption.

    The goal is to educate the community about adoption and the process, to remove negative stigma and myths associated with adoption and bring a more open and positive attitude of understanding to those considering placing their unborn child. The goal is to make adoption a positive option in the community.

  • TC Council reviewing sewage cost-of-service study


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    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council had a packed agenda Monday evening, including hearings, resolutions and ordinances on everything from preparing the city’s local match for its Community Crossings Grant to introducing proposed sewer rates. Some of these matters were concluded at the one-hour meeting, but others were merely introduced for further review in future meetings.

  • Republican caucus selects District 74 successor


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    LEOPOLD – It took three rounds of voting for precinct committeemen to make a selection during a caucus Monday at Perry Central School, but once the final ballots were tallied, a Crawford County Councilman, Steve Bartels, stood as the top candidate for the District 74 House seat. In that final round, he bested Mary Roberson by just two votes, 31-29, to earn the party’s choice for the office.

  • Lincoln Trail Bridge work nearly complete




    In a brief ceremony Wednesday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation re-dedicated the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, gleaming in the sunlight with a new coat of baby-blue paint. The 51-year-old bridge has received $19 million of work over the past few years and INDOT, which invited Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, contractors and local officials, marked the occasion by raising the bridge’s marquee sign in place. It was removed when work began.