Local News

  • 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.

  • Daughters bestow honors, recognize commitment


    Feature Writer


  • Solid waste bills due Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2015 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, which is assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, must be paid by Sunday, March 15.
    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late.
     A late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, for a total of $52 for each property. Past-due bills will eventually result in small-claims cases.

  • Morel mushroom courses offered

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier Mushroom Society, in conjunction with Purdue Extension and the Indiana Department of Health, has announced dates for 2015 morel mushroom certification courses.
    These new courses will allow individuals, chefs, business owners and others who have an interest in selling wild mushrooms in Indiana to become certified in the proper identification and  food-handling requirements for select species. The spring course will cover  morel mushrooms.

  • County leaders updated on year of progress for hospital

    By Vince Luecke


  • Area franchises to remain open amid RadioShack bankruptcy


    Staff Writer