Local News

  • TC annexation hearing set Nov. 20 in Dubois Circuit Court in Jasper

    TELL CITY – A hearing concerning Tell City’s attempt to annex 1,776 acres of land along its boundary has been scheduled for Nov. 20 in Jasper.

    “The more the merrier,” Joe Meyer told people who expressed interest in attending. He and Randy Cole, who have been spearheading efforts to block the annexation, conducted a meeting Oct. 9 to bring others up to date on their efforts. Details of that meeting will be reported in an upcoming edition.

  • Commodores band director proud of pupils’ improvement

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    LEOPOLD – “Our run wasn’t as good as the run at district, but that happens sometimes,” Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark said about her students’ performance at regional competition Oct. 18 at Evansville Central High School.

  • Woman seeks pageant support

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pageant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

    She underwent interview, on-stage introduction and evening-wear competitions and also earned first place in an optional speech category by talking about cyber-bullying. She said she participates in the pageants because they help boost her self-confidence, will help her in future job interviews “and they’re fun.”

  • Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next free talk to a lawyer telephone clinic is set for Thursday, Nov. 6.

    The monthly telephone clinic will have volunteer attorneys available to accept general questions regarding Indiana law from 4:30 to 7 p.m. CST. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too early to get a head start regarding legal questions that might arise, either in a game of trivia or in life situations.

  • Unwanted Halloween candy will go to soldiers

    PERRY COUNTY – Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts 192 would like to encourage the drop-off of individually wrapped pieces of unwanted or leftover Halloween candy.

    There are drop-off boxes located at William Tell Elementary School, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central Community School, Butler Dentistry, Rudolph Dentistry, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank on Main Street, German American Bank on Main Street, Tell City Water Department, Tell City Electric Department and St. Paul Ministry Center.

  • Actress with local ties to appear in “Criminal Minds”

    PERRY COUNTY – Lauren Albert, granddaughter of Perry County native Virginia Dulworth, will appear in an episode of Criminal Minds Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

    The episode is titled “If the Shoe Fits.” Albert has a brief speaking part near the start of the program.

    Albert is a 2013 graduate of Butler University, where she majored in theater. Albert moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in January where she has been busy with acting workshops, auditions, music videos and independent films.

  • Hospital auxiliary holiday bazaar Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. There will also be a silent auction.

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Fest

    A court of elementary sweethearts and their attendants were on parade Thursday night in anticipation of announcement of the 69th annual Cannelton Fall Fest queen. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)




  • Five candidates running for three seats on Cannelton School Board


    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton Tuesday will choose from among five people who are running for three seats on the Cannelton City Schools Board. Incumbents Barbara Beard, James Lawson Jr. and Jerry Harris are seeking new four-year terms. Also running are Amanda Kennedy and Robert Olberding.

  • Wind Road to close next week for culvert project

    SIBERIA – A road in the northernmost reach of Perry County will close for several days next week for a culvert-replacement project.

    The Perry County highway department said Wind Road north of Indiana 62 near the Dubois County line will close Nov. 10. The road will be closed for three or four days.