Local News

  • Commissioners taking action on burning sawdust near Evanston


    Staff Writer


    EVANSTON – An abandoned particleboard factory on 1100 N. near Evanston has become a point of major concern to nearby residents, and the county leadership. For the past month, neighbors have begun seeing signs that the 10-to-15-foot deep piles of sawdust deposited at the site have combusted deep beneath the surface, resulting in a steadily growing smolder that could potentially reach the surface and spread to the nearby forest.

  • Money raised for Venetian lions rehab


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A pair of century-old Venetian lions that have stood guard on the City Hall grounds home for decades will soon undergo restoration.

    As the News reported this July, the brittle concrete sculptures, crafted in 1907, were in need of major repairs after years of exposure to the outdoor elements. As such, the city council stepped in and began asking for donations to fund the revamp.

  • Council OKs Tell City salaries for 2017




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, giving a likely 35 cent-per-hour increase to full-time employees.

  • Thanksgiving meal at EUCC Thursday

    TELL CITY – Each Thanksgiving for the last 25 years or so, Evangelical United Church of Christ has served a traditional dinner at no cost to around 250 people, according to one of the organizers of the event, City Councilman Gary Morton.

    “The church’s goal is to make a difference,” Morton explained.

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, a roll and a slice of pie are included in the meal, which is both served in the fellowship hall of the church and delivered to residents in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • Thanksgiving food prices drop, Farm Bureau survey reports

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will pay significantly less for their Thanksgiving meal this year, according to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey.

    The average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as recorded by INFB’s survey is at its lowest level since 2010.

  • Statewide $8.5 billion funding gap for water, sewer upgrades

    Editor’s note: The Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, as established in 1995 by the Indiana General Assembly to provide a forum for discussion and planning based on increasing demands being made on state and local governments. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute staffs and administers the commission.


  • Travel by train with Santa, Christmas rides in December

    TELL CITY – Santa himself will hit the rails next month for a series of holiday-themed excursion train rides leaving from the Tell City Depot. Perfect for children of all ages – and adults – the hour-long rides will include a visit with Santa, snacks and entertainment.

  • Troy advances electric provider deal

    By Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer


    TROY – The Town of Troy has solidified its partnership with Indiana Municipal Power Agency, and will soon begin to reap the rewards of the new deal.

    As a result of the council approving and signing the new deal with IMPA, Troy will technically be a member of the power provider’s collective Dec. 1. The town’s current contract with Hoosier Energy will expire in March, a year from when the town officially canceled its contract with the company.

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  • Cannelton ISTEP scores improve

    By Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt said he was left “ecstatic” about Cannelton’s 2015-16 ISTEP scores.

    Cannelton’s scores improved from the previous year in English and language arts, science and math, the latter by 7.8 percent.