Local News

  • County employees will see small insurance increases

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Insurance figures discussed during their previous meeting weren’t final, Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Co. told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

    “The lasers had not been determined,” he said, using a term to describe an employer paying unusually high bills with the intent of reducing the overall cost of coverage. “When we got those lasers back, the current carrier was ridiculous, in my opinion, on what they were trying to put on that.”

  • Remonstrators win first round in court


    JASPER – The legal challenge to Tell City’s annexation efforts will continue into 2015.

    Special Judge William Weikert ruled in favor of remonstrators Tuesday, denying a city motion to dismiss an effort challenging the annexation by the city of more than 1,700 acres. Weikert also allowed remonstrators to file an amended petition, needed to correct errors made in the original filing, and to amend language challenging the city’s plan for the annexation area.

  • Seven charged as police crack suspected Wal-Mart theft ring


    TELL CITY – Seven people face charges of theft, burglary and conspiracy to commit theft after Tell City Police discovered what they said was a theft ring that took items worth more than $2,500 from the Tell City Wal-Mart.

  • 4-H enrollment opens for 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Perry County through Jan. 15. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H online system, https://in.4honline.com.

    Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H youth development educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

  • Cannelton student council shines in parade

    The Cannelton Elementary Student Council participated in the Cannelton Christmas Parade and earned first place in the civic division.

    The students and sponsors created a “Slam Dunking Christmas” float for the parade.

  • Cannelton library to observe new hours beginning Jan. 2

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin new hours of operation Friday, Jan. 2. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • Library to close Dec. 24-27 for holidays, computer upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Cannelton branches of the Perry County Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27, for computer system upgrades.

    Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

  • Set the holiday table for feathered friends

    Feature Writer

    When planning your holiday menu and composing a shopping list, you may want to consider penning in some goodies for the winged among us. During winter’s coldest and dreariest days, they’ll be happy for the extra food sources and you’ll be glad to have these entertaining, colorful guests visit your home.

  • Donation with a challenge

    The Rev. Lee Shepherd presents a $200 donation to Randy Roccia, Salvation Army kettle coordinator, at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The church’s missions committee raised the money through a variety of fundraisers, including monthly children’s penny offerings.

    Roccia issued a challenge to other churches, businesses and organizations to match or beat the donated amount.

  • Roland’s Jewelry to sell earrings for $5, donate all to local food pantry

    TELL CITY – Ken Roland of Roland’s Jewelry in downtown Tell City has found a creative way to help families in need this Christmas.

    Roland’s Jewelry is selling platinum-colored cultured pearl earrings for $5 and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to the Perry County Food Coalition.

    “My family and I are very grateful to this community, which allows us to stay in business for so long,” said Roland.