Local News

  • Council finalizes fire-truck purchase

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Common Council voted at a regular meeting July 14 to approve a promissory note for a fire truck they purchased from the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.

    As the News reported May 8, they voted in a special meeting May 1 to purchase the vehicle for $40,000.

  • Ivy Tech making two big investments at Tell City site


    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College Southwest cut the ribbon Tuesday afternoon on a newly renovated welding lab at its Tell City campus. It was the first of two major investments the state’s largest college is making in the Tell City location.

    Ivy Tech invested $110,000 in the welding lab, which includes 16 welding stations, 34 new welders and two plasma cutting machines.

  • Bluegrass stars in City Hall Park Saturday

    TELL CITY – The second annual Bluegrass Saturday will fill City Hall Park with top bluegrass sounds Saturday. In a kickoff of sorts to next week’s Schweizer Fest, some of the top names in bluegrass music, King’s Highway, Grandpa Jones’ Great Nephew, Leo Gronquist’s Bluegrass Band and others will perform.

    Leo Gronquist’s Bluegrass Band will take the stage at 3 p.m. followed by Emily Wills and Friends at 4. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Grandpa Jones’ Great Nephew and King’s Highway will perform.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News’ Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. These photos were taken in Tell City and are visible from city streets, alleys, parking lots and other accessible locations. All are on or west of 12th Street.

    This year’s photos, we hope, are a mixture of easy-to-identify landmarks as well as a few that may be hard to find. What we need from you are locations, being as specific as possible.

  • King’s Highway in City Hall Park for Bluegrass Saturday

    TELL CITY – Leading names in bluegrass music, including King’s Highway, Grandpa Jones Great Nephew, Leo Gronquist Bluegrass Band and others will perform in City Hall Park in Tell City from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.

    The event is sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Watch for more details in Thursday’s edition.

  • Works board approves wheelchair accessible parking at Pour Haus

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – In a brief presentation from Pour Haus co-owner Derek Cronin July 21, he asked the Tell City Board of Public Works to add wheelchair-accessible parking along Humboldt Street in front of the restaurant. He told the board such parking is available in side and rear lots according to their city-approved development plan, but he has noticed the location distances may be too far for some.

    “I feel having it right there in the front would be a great spot,” Cronin said.

  • County museum in Cannelton labeled as ‘blighted’

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council members declared the Perry County Museum “blighted” July 14, but they meant it in the nicest way.

    Nathan Held said during the regular common-council meeting the museum’s board of directors is applying for a grant from Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs through the county commissioners to conduct a historic-preservation study of the building.

  • City to undergo combined-sewer audit

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Jerry Ball, Cannelton’s sewer-department supervisor, said at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety July 14 the city will undergo an audit of its combined-sewer-overflow remediation efforts Aug. 19.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child


    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman charged with battering a child she was caring for remained in jail Friday under a $1,500 bond.

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police about a possible case of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Quality of Life group nominated for state award

    PERRY COUNTY – Ball State University has nominated the Perry County Quality of Life Committee for its 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. It recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.

    Operating under the umbrella of the Perry County Development Corp., the local committee was formed to enhance the quality of life for residents and to develop a vision for the future.