Local News

  • Wheelin’ IN the Fish for special-needs anglers scheduled Sept. 20

    PATOKA – The 13th annual “Wheelin’ IN the Fish” will be held at Osborn Boat Ramp, Patoka Lake 10a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Festival will rock St. Meinrad Friday, Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – With ear-perking guitar riffs and wailing odes to rock divinities, St. Meinrad Rocks! Fest will feature Friday and Saturday a pantheon of area musical talent. Held on the grounds of the St. Meinrad community center, the annual event, now in its fourth year to help raise money for community preservation, will showcase some of the best rock, country and soul music the region – and beyond – has to offer. With 20 bands, singers and other performers slated to be on two stages, event organizers say there is no shortage of fun to be had.

  • Sibbitt says News wrong about mileage payments

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. said the News was wrong to report July 14 that a discrepancy existed between information in an audit report and a practice the city’s school board approved early this year.

  • New commissioners furniture

    County Commissioners Bill Amos, left, and Tom Hauser, County Auditor Connie Berger and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg listen to a speaker during a regular meeting Tuesday. The tabletop before them was installed during recent renovations higher than is comfortable for them to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

    Berger said a search is on for equipment that will raise the seats of their chairs to correct the oversight.

  • Special judge to preside over annexation case

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Documents filed Aug. 1-6 make official an assignment of William E. Weikert as a special judge in the lawsuit filed in Perry Circuit Court by people opposed to an annexation by Tell City.

  • Troy officials take next steps in stormwater-sewer project

    Feature Writer

  • Double-crossed!

    Members of the Tell City Marching Marksmen rehearse their show, “Double-crossed!” Monday evening. Music Director Natasha Edmondson said this year’s theme takes the performers and audiences into the 1920s, with lots of jazz and color-guard girls clad in the fringed frocks of flappers.

  • Waupaca Foundry to be sold by KPS to Hitachi

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile- and gray-iron castings, announced Tuesday Hitachi Metals Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire the company from its current owner, KPS Capital Partners LP, a New York-based private-equity firm.

  • Road race planned for bicentennial

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial anniversary scheduled for Nov. 1 will pit local runners against each other in a 200-mile tag-team road race, Cheri Taylor told the county commissioners in a regular meeting Tuesday. (In the print edition, the News erroneously reported this race will be for drivers.)

  • Tractor club to meet Aug. 28

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Branchville Conservation Club.