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Local News

  • River Road rebuild

    Workers from subcontractor Ransom Excavating and Paving were completing a punch list last week on a road constructed from Indiana 66 toward the Port of Tell City. The new road ends just beyond a turnoff for Cannelton’s First Street, which remains undeveloped.

    Phase 1 of the construction was planned to include 1,500 feet of roadway, according to information presented at a 2012 hearing. The road will be extended to the port once a sewer line from Cannelton to Tell City is improved.

  • Hilgenhold enjoying summer leave from U.S. Air Force Academy

    TELL CITY – Cadet Third Class Levi Hilgenhold is home for a brief summer leave from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. In an email to the News, he reported that he recently earned his parachute wings after completing five jumps.

  • Sunday Bingo

    Edna Bosler of Tell City checks her bingo card during an afternoon at St. John Chrysostom Church’s summer social Sunday in New Boston. Drawn by mild temperatures, hundreds of people enjoyed games, music, home-cooked fried-chicken and roast-beef dinners and ice cream. Several summer church socials are planned for the coming weeks. St. Augustine Church in Leopold will host its picnic Sunday. See Page 5B for details. Bosler told a photographer she had yet to win at bingo but was enjoying her day nonetheless.

  • Traffic-enforcement efforts earn Tell City police $4,000 grant

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will purchase traffic-enforcement equipment with a $4,000 grant presented Monday by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety Division.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing joined Police Chief Greg Hendershot and Assistant Chief John Allen in accepting the grant at City Hall.

  • Filing period begins for school-board seats

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Wednesday kicked off a month-long candidate filing period for this November’s races for school board. Three seats will be decided each for Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township boards.

    Voters will cast ballots for school board in the November general election in November.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise said several people have picked up nomination forms and as of Wednesday afternoon, two candidates had filed.

  • Town of Troy awarded $500,000 stormwater grant

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

  • Two injured in Friday morning crash

    HATFIELD – A head-on crash on Indiana 66 just outside of Hatfield Friday morning sent both drivers to an Evansville hospital in critical condition. The crash closed the highway for nearly an hour as emergency crews worked to assist the injured motorists.

  • Summertime fun

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out together. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education and family activities.

  • Local students participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

    TELL CITY – Hannah Brown of Rockport and Emily Davis of Tell City, represented Southern Indiana Power last month at the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    The high-school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as citizens and insights into the roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.

  • INDOT responds to intersection complaints

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Indiana Department of Transportation workers appeared at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets Friday morning to correct what drivers were calling a dangerous situation.

    The intersection became dangerous, people said in Facebook postings and in a news report by WFIE television, when lane markings were changed.

    The station’s Nick Lagrange reported Tuesday that “some time ago, INDOT painted turn lanes in order to make the intersection safer.”