Local News

  • Schweizer Fest train rides will offer traveling taste of local history


    Staff Writer


    Scenic Lincoln Way is preparing to debut its first excursion train rides in time for Tell City’s upcoming Schweizer Fest. This will give area residents a chance to experience local history while riding the rails, and provide an early preview of more ambitious excursion-train network in the works to help tie Perry and Spencer counties together.

  • Mozart Street stoplight faces uncertain future




    TELL CITY – A Main Street stoplight on the fritz occasionally in recent weeks is working again but faces an uncertain future.

    “We have it fixed but there aren’t parts available so if it breaks again, that may be it,” Mayor Jim Adams said this month about the light at Main and Mozart streets. As a result, it stopped cycling several weeks ago, switching into a yellow caution light for Main Street motorists and a flashing stop sign for those crossing Mozart Street.

  • Cannelton Schools amend dress code


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Corp. has changed one portion of its dress code for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Legion auxiliary-sponsored Girls State attendee wins major award

    CANNELTON – A soon-to-be high school senior was awarded a prestigious award during a week at Hoosier Girls State last month. 

    Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held  June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola.  She attended as a delegate of Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary 142. While there, she was chosen as a Samsung American Legion Scholar. She will represent Indiana as a finalist for a national $20,000 scholarship.

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  • National Night Out activities planned for Aug. 2




    TELL CITY – Local law enforcement agencies will join the community for an evening of fun, camaraderie and mutual respect early next month as part of the National Night Out.

    Activities are set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Tell City’s Hagedorn Park.

    Held each year on the first Tuesday of August since 1984, National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event designed to connect police officers with the communities they serve.

  • New Troy marshal announced




    Feature Writer


    TROY – After months with either leads that went nowhere or no leads at all, the town of Troy has officially employed the services of a Town Marshal.

    Nathan Gehlhausen, currently a reserve police officer with Tell City’s police department, will assume the duties of overseeing the town and its citizens as well as issuing citations for such issues as engine braking and violations of property maintenance ordinances.

  • Riverside provisions


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – Come September, visitors to Derby will likely see a new storefront along Indiana 70. Residents Barry and Paula Stiles have announced they plan to construct a new grocery on the edge of town.

    Going by the name, “The Derby Market,” the couple are very excited to begin the project.

  • More than just music


    Staff Writer


    “No hesitation. Don’t slow down,” Natalie Johnson encourages a piano student. She reiterates that consistent practice will help the young man develop the right flow and tempo as he learns to play efficiently.

    The lesson was one of many Johnson gives at her Troy home-based Joyful Noise Studio music school. One of less than a handful of local teachers offering tutelage on the musical art form, Johnson says it’s important children continue to be instilled with musical aptitude.

  • Search warrant leads to drug arrests


    TELL CITY – What started as a local drug investigation last week in Tell City ended with criminal cases and arrests of four people. Continued investigation resulted in other drug-related arrests in Kentucky.

    Those taken into custody in Tell City and logged in the Perry County Detention Center were Dakota W. Rock, 20, and Thomas L. Hubert, 27, along with an unidentified 17-year-old juvenile, all of 1618 Main St., Tell City.