Local News

  • County animal control plan needs city help


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Future plans for an animal control officer may rest with cooperation from the municipalities. The Perry County Council told local Humane Society Director Jim Carter they would not back any plan to hire an officer without contributions from  the incorporated communities of Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    That was not welcomed news to Carter, who told the council at their regular meeting Thursday that they could employ someone for a fraction of the previously budgeted cost.

  • Lincoln curtain call nears


    TELL CITY – Dress rehearsals are set for this week as “Here I Grew Up,” the locally produced play based upon the life of Abraham Lincoln’s time in southern Indiana, prepares for its debut.

    The first show will begin at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will be performed by area actors. Additional shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday’s matinée is planned for 2 p.m.

  • Getting to the core of Schweizer Fest
  • Big turnout sought for Tuesday’s Night Out

    Police agencies plan food, games, demonstrations in Hagedorn Park

    TELL CITY – An evening of fun, food and learning will reinforce the goodwill that already exists between local law enforcement agencies and the community. That’s the hope of organizers of Tuesday evening’s National Night Out celebration.

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

  • County to get additional sheriff’s deputy


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “Does the public get a chance for discussion before this gets passed,” a voice from the galley rang out during Thursday’s county council meeting. That was in response to an impending vote that would see more than $75,000 from the county’s new local-option public-safety tax fund used to pay for a new sheriff’s deputy, jailer, patrol car and associated employee benefits.

    It was the council’s first disbursement from the recently created account.

  • Ready to school
  • 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.