Local News

  • ST. CROIX news; March 5

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Not much news this week as most people have been snowed in and didn’t get out much, other than doing necessary things. Hopefully, spring will bring some much-wanted warm weather.

    Visitors and evening meal quests with Harold and me at my home Monday evening were Peggy and Jeff Eckert, Joel and Amy Schwartz and daughters Peyton and Jadyn, Brandon Eckert, Tiffany Smith, Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubey, Natalie and Arianna and Brandi and Brooklyn Eckert.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS news; March 5

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual shooting match Sunday, March 8, at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye. A ham shoot will begin at 10 a.m. with a closed match at 3 p.m. There will be beef and pork choices. A variety of refreshments, including soup, sandwiches and chicken, will be available for purchase.

  • William Tell Elementary’s student artists showcase their talents Tuesday to help celebrate Youth Art Month
  • Group to push for repairs to Obrecht home




    TELL CITY – Exterior repairs to a landmark Tell City home will be completed this year, city officials learned this week, either by its owner or by a statewide historic preservation group that still wields power over what happens to the structure.

  • Annexation case moving slowly




    TELL CITY – Legal proceedings in the remonstrance brought by landowners opposed to Tell City’s planned annexation of more than 1,700 acres of land are moving forward at a snail’s pace.

    The News has found no evidence that any of the approximately 400 signatures submitted last July with a petition challenging the city’s April 2014 vote to annex their properties have been verified.

  • Social News; March 5

    HAZEL DAVIS HOSTED HER BUNCO CLUB Wednesday evening at The Patio Steakhouse. Winners were Joyce Dauby, Toodie Parker, Jeannie Walker and Sandy Davis. Jeannie Walker will host the next get-together on Monday, March 23.


  • Clerk: Only voting in primary election will be in Tell City Precincts 3, 5 will be open May 5




    PERRY COUNTY – There will be a primary election in Tell City this May but the only votes cast will be those in a single city council race on the Democratic ticket.

    County Clerk Mandy Mogan said two precincts, Tell City 3 and Tell City 5, will be the only ones voting in the May 5 primary. Voters in the Tell City 3 precinct will vote at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.

  • ‘General Lee’ to speak at DAR meeting Saturday

    TELL CITY – Have you ever wanted to meet Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee? This Saturday, you’ll have a chance to do just that.

    The Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host guest speaker Josh Roberts, social studies teacher at Hancock County Middle School who portrays Gen. Lee as part of Kentucky’s History Alive program. Roberts will speak about Lee’s life and what it was like for him during the Civil War.

  • Heritage Hills drama ‘Camp Rock’ opens Friday


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – Heritage Hills’ drama troupe will open their production of Disney’s “Camp Rock the Musical” this weekend. The first performances will be at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. The harmonious assembly will continue the following week with show times at 6 p.m. March 12, 13 and 14.

    Tickets will cost $7 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults, can be purchased from any cast member and will be available at the door.