Local News

  • Bond refinance to yield $900,000 for TC schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City School Corp. plans to move forward with a refinancing of a bond used to construct William Tell Elementary. The school board voted Tuesday during a public hearing to adopt a resolution supporting the restructuring on the balance of the original $16.2 million bond in anticipation of gaining $900,000 in savings.

  • Talking Turkey




    It’s going to be a busy week at the Steckler Farm. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and there’s a flock of turkeys to prepare for holiday dinner tables around southern Indiana and even portions of Kentucky. Far removed from their cousins reared in large commercial poultry farms, the birds grown in this fertile area of northeastern Perry County are fat, sassy and living out in the open.

  • Parade plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving arrives next week and that must mean plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton will host its annual parade Friday, Nov. 27. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 6.

  • Waupaca cited in safety order




    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry has been faulted with several alleged safety violations by the Indiana Department of Labor in the wake of a July incident in which an employee suffered burns.

    The foundry employee received second- and third-degree burns to his right arm and less severe facial burns July 17 while he was performing electrical maintenance.

    He was flown to a Louisville, Ky., hospital, where he was treated for several days. He has since returned to work.

  • Crisis Connection hosting program on human trafficking

    CHRISNEY – Crisis Connection will host a human trafficking workshop Thursday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

    Jennifer Thuma and Tamara Weaver from the Indiana State Attorney General’s Office will be guest presenters.

    Participants will learn what human trafficking is, how to identify it, the trauma it causes and treatment options. The presenters will also share Indiana’s state policy, legislative policies, legal issues and efforts to combat human trafficking.

  • Capital Achievement


    Staff Writer


    INDIANAPOLIS – The excitement overflowed Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday as schools from across the state, one by one, took to the field for the Indiana School State Marching Association finals. The event marked a week of emotions for those competing, including Tell City High School’s band, displayed what made their routines tops in the state.

  • Regency acquires local shopping centers

    EVANSVILLE  – Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, recently acquired Lincoln Park Plaza, Orchard Hill and Plaza East shopping centers in Tell City.  The three centers will add an additional 145,355 square feet to Regency’s 3.2 million square feet portfolio.

    The shopping centers had been owned by the Ramsey family or companies they controlled.

  • Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    The goal is to raise awareness, educate others and to make information available to the community concerning the issue of adoption, said JoAnn Smith, who works in the local Catholic Charities office. It serves the Tell City Deanery, which includes parishes in Perry County and those in northern Spencer County.

  • Tell City man jailed on child pornography charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been charged with possessing child pornography after an investigation by Tell City police officers and other law-enforcement agencies.

    According to Tell City Detective Roger Smith, the Tell City Police Department initiated an inquiry into possible child pornography. Officers obtained a warrant to search a home at 838 N. 18th St.

    During the course of the investigation, officers allegedly discovered digital images of underage children that were sexually explicit in nature.

  • Repairs bolster Cannelton’s floodwall accreditations


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A flood gate that helps control backflow of river water at the mouth of Castlebury Creek in Cannelton will need to be replaced. Part of the work to ensure the city’s floodwall maintains the appropriate Federal Emergency Management Agency safety accreditations, it was initially believed the 70-year-old cast-iron gate could be repaired.