Local News

  • Correction

    The News erred in typesetting a letter from Charles Schnell published in Monday’s issue. Schnell said he ate lunch Dec. 5 with Perry Central’s regional volleyball champions. The News misread the letter and said team members were sectional champions.

  • New biologist hired for Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Len Kring is the Hoosier National Forest’s new fisheries biologist and said he is happy to be back in Indiana.

    Kring is originally from Laporte County in northern Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University. He later earned a master’s degree in fisheries biology from Iowa State University.

  • Parting gifts

    Three plaques were presented following a commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to people whose service in county positions will come to a close at the end of the year. 

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  • Cost for port workers’ health insurance rises slightly for 2015

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    TELL CITY – The cost of employees’ health insurance paid by the Perry County Port Authority would have increased approximately $23,000 last year, inspiring its leadership to find a new carrier, Kevin Teague told the board of directors at a regular meeting Nov. 11.

  • Bristow United to present ‘David’s Dynasty’ Saturday

    BRISTOW – The Christmas play “David’s Dynasty” will be presented at the Bristow United Pentecostal Church at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Everyone is welcome.

  • Parade, chili-cook off winners honored

    Tell City Christmas Parade float winners were honored Friday at City Hall. 

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  • Service of the Longest Night planned for Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

    The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB will lead the service with prayer and Scripture that acknowledge those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season.

  • Land of Lights now open for season

    SANTA CLAUS – The sixth annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure is open weekends through Dec. 14 and will be open each day Dec. 17 through New Year’s Eve.

    Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the “Shining Story of Rudolph” with thousands of bright, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes and dozens of storyboards.

    At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America. Each vehicle receives a free photo with Rudolph.

  • Optimists collect blankets

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club are conducting a blanket drive for Catholic Charities and Holiday Helpers. Collection boxes are available at local banks and churches. The blanket drive will run through Dec. 31.

  • TC works board set to hire new police officer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works could vote as early as this afternoon on a recommendation to name a new patrolman to the ranks of the Tell City Police Department.

    Patrolman Greg Linne, who has worked for the city police department for more than a decade, announced his resignation late last month. He has accepted a position with the city’s wastewater department.