Local News

  • Event will correct history

    ROME – An incorrect date on two historical markers has been corrected in time for them to be rededicated during Rome Courthouse Day.

    A ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the courthouse will rededicate the Hines Raid markers and serve as a fundraiser for the Rome Courthouse, which needs repairs, according to Mark Saalman, who is helping to coordinate the event.

  • Bicentennial afghan available

    The Perry County Bicentennial Planning Committee has an afghan available for pre-order. The afghan is full color and showcases historic places throughout the county. 

  • Help students plan, pay for their futures

    TELL CITY – In Indiana, a four-year college degree costs an average of $11,901 annually after financial aid and 66 percent of four-year students had an average of $26,028 in debt upon graduation according to the Indiana Commission on Higher Education.

    It’s never too early to start planning for a child’s future.

    With these facts in mind, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a forum on how to help students and their families plan for their future education goals.

  • Donnelly endorses Coyle in District 74 House race

    DERBY  – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly endorsed Democratic candidate Chris Coyle in his race for state representative in Indiana House District 74.

    “Chris has proven himself willing to serve his community through his work as a paramedic and a reserve police officer. I endorse Chris as our next state representative because he stands for what matters most: good schools, more job opportunities and brighter futures for Hoosier families,” Donnelly said.

  • County officials hear budget pleas

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Sept. 11 meeting in which county council members eyed individual department budgets featured several descriptions of services provided, some pleas to retain funding or return it to former levels and a couple of increase requests.

    That gathering preceded the council’s annual two-day session in which they reconcile budget requests to projected revenues. As reported in this edition, they finished early the second day this year after cutting more than $319,000.

  • Marching Marksmen take second

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen earned second place and the best-drum-major award Saturday in Class AA competition at the Pride of Paoli Invitational.

    Their performance reflected a jump of more than 12 points over their previous week’s score. They were just over two points behind first-place Eastern High School of Pekin, which captured two caption awards and tied for a third.

  • Perry Central’s marching band shows improvement

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned the third-highest score in Class A competition at North Posey Saturday but were listed at IndianaMarching.com as finishing in fourth place. Two other bands tied for second place in the Field of Dreams Invitational marching-band contest, but a note at the website indicated “there were several announcer errors at this event.”

  • $350 million expansion planned at Aleris

    LEWISPORT, Ky. – An area employer announced Wednesday it will invest $350 million to upgrade its aluminum rolling mill as it works to meet growing demand for the metal in new automobiles and trucks.  

    Aleris announced Wednesday that it will upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky. Company officials said the investment will allow Aleris to take advantage of growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminum use for the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

  • Cooperative’s efforts help correctional facility achieve top ranking in energy-efficiency standards

    BRANCHVILLE – With assistance from Southern Indiana Power and Hoosier Energy, the Branchville Correctional Facility has elevated its energy-efficiency ranking from one of the least energy efficient correctional facilities in the nation to one of the best.

    A long list of initiatives was completed this year, incorporating numerous upgrades in lighting and different types of power to improve overall efficiency in the 32-year-old facility that houses about 1,500 men.

  • No plans to close Ohio River bridge


    CANNELTON –  Rumors that the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge might close soon for maintenance or painting are unfounded. That was the word this week from a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    The News received several calls in the past couple of weeks over speculation that the bridge would close for several weeks or months in 2015.