Local News

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Commissioners vacate Rome street

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed at a regular meeting Nov. 17 to vacate a portion of Market Street in Rome.

    Attorney John Werner made the request on behalf of Bill Coomer, who owns land on either side of the undeveloped road.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet examined their request, Werner said, and found no problem with it. County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix was at the meeting, and said he had no objection, either.

  • Veterans Memorial at Branchville Cemetery

    The same day he helped lead a tribute to veterans at Perry Central High School, Boy Scout Jon Suhrheinrich gathered with community members and fellow Scouts to dedicate a memorial to veterans at Branchville Cemetery.

  • Santa’s on his way!

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its 6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main Street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Library committee members address concerns - Corrected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s public library will have to merge with another if it is to survive, board-of-directors member Frank Maffia said.

  • Fund-raising will spur childhood literacy

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $6 million to spur local fundraising efforts in 2010 and 2011. Support from Lilly Endowment created this opportunity for United Ways and funds in Indiana to rebuild and recover and find new donors over the two-year period.

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”

    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Angel Food menus for December now available at News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available online and at The News.

    The program offers 31 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free food box for $25. Several holiday specials are offered this month.

    December orders are due Dec. 7 with food to be delivered Dec. 18. Orders can be placed online and paid for with debit or credit cards.

    Menus are available online at www.angelfoodministries.com.

  • EUCC Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 25. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Anyone wishing to have meals delivered in the morning can call the church office at 547-7059.

    Meals will be delivered in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. Anyone is invited to call the church to request a meal.

  • Students dig in against smoking

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students posted two banners in City Hall Park Thursday, signed by all of the junior-high and most of the high-school students, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing, third from the left.