Local News

  • Memorial Day 2016
  • Branch of knowledge


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Students and staff at Cannelton High School said goodbyes this week to one of their most tenured instructors. After 30 years teaching just about every form of science offered at Cannelton, Jerry Smith, with the end of the school year last Tuesday, set forth into retirement.

  • Tell City farmers market opening Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Farmers Market will kick off a new season Saturday and County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Betty Cash expects a good turnout of vendors and customers. The twice weekly markets, held Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, will be held at the Tell City Depot.

    “I’ve had people stopping me and asking when the markets were going to start up,” Cash said Wednesday. “I think we’ll have a good variety of spring vegetables …. radishes, lettuce and onions.”

  • Picture perfect seating arrangement
  • Farewell to those who made a difference at TC Schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As teachers and students at Tell City High School prepared to send off into the world the Class of 2016, they were also saying farewell to a few familiar faces that have played a role in the education of so many. The importance teachers play in the development of our children can’t be overstated. As the saying goes “what a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.”

  • Council weighs pros, cons of TIF districts


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The value of Perry County’s tax-increment finance districts is an ongoing discussion for the county council. An economic-development tool used largely to improve infrastructure for existing and potential business, the benefit has come under scrutiny as of late.

  • Troy’s boat ramp repaired in time for summer’s first holiday


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The boat ramp in Troy has undergone repair and, according to Bernard “Pudder” Linne, it is not far from completion.

    Don Froehlich of Don’s Automotive and Steve Gelarden have taken up the task of fixing the ramp.

    “It looked like he had quite a bit of it welded up there,” Linne said “and he was waiting on some vinyl for the flooring.”

    Linne took note of the progress when delivering the tongue for the ramp earlier in May.

  • Bridge work to close SR 66 at Rocky Point




    ROCKY POINT – A portion of Indiana 66 will close to all traffic this week as a 60-day bridge repair project begins at Rocky Point.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that the stretch of Indiana 66 just northeast of Indiana 166 will close Tuesday, May 31.

    The News reported this spring that work on the span over Deer Creek, commonly referred to as the “second bridge,” would take this summer to replace its span and fix damage caused by age and flooding.

  • Veteran answering the call of duty to help others


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Rifling through a stack of paperwork and case files in his courthouse office, Perry County Veterans Service Officer Wayne Hubert spends much of his day on the phone. His goal is to help former service members get the benefits they are entitled to. That means a lot of back and forth, between himself, the veteran and the cumbersome Veterans Administration.

  • Hats off to the TC Class of ‘16