Local News

  • New Year’s Day walk-run in Tell City

    TELL CITY – For the second year, walkers and runners will take to the city’s streets and walking trails for a 3-mile run-walk.

    Tony Hollinden, a member of Tell City’s Wellness Program, said the event begins at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in City Hall Park.

    “This is our second year and hopefully we will have as much fun as last year,” he said. “Two high-school boys ran without shirts and the rest of us wondered how they could do it. They did finish faster than the rest of us. Stop by if you can.”

  • Holidays closing offices, will shift trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY – Local governmental offices will close for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but schedules differ somewhat on when the holidays, both of which fall on Saturdays, will be observed.

    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Christmas Eve and Dec. 27 and again Dec. 31.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and again Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. City Hall will be open New Year’s Eve.

  • Celebrating the Season

    Tell City Junior High Chorus students perform during a Christmas concert Tuesday that also featured the blendings of vocal and instrumental talents from sixth-graders through high-schoolers.

  • New scratch-off lottery tickets feature local pooch

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local pooch has his mugshot on some of the newest scratch-off tickets from Hoosier Lottery and a local couple couldn’t be happier.

    Indiana’s Lucky Dog X2, the newest $2 Scratch-off from the Hoosier Lottery, features one of 20 winning dogs chosen from more than 7,500 entries.

  • Tell City students honored

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Erica Hauenstein earned congratulations at a Dec. 14 school-board meeting for being named one of this year’s Wendy’s Top Ten in State Heisman finalists.

    Interim High School Principal Brad Ramsey lauded Hauenstein and Ariel Etienne as part of a monthly report to the board.

  • Vision of Christmas

    The Nativity as portrayed in stained glass inside St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.

  • Half a life’s work passes quickly for bookkeeper

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – After 32 years of managing accounts at the Perry County News, county native Nancy Ludwig will leave the news office as an employee for the final time at the end of this year.

    “How fast time passes. You don’t realize that you’ve been here half of your life until that time passes,” she said with a slight laugh.

  • City eyeing grant for floodwall certification

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Unlike letters to Santa, a grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs won’t be answered in time for Christmas, but Tell City leaders hope the new year brings news of an award to help obtain certification of its floodwall.

  • Fire destroys home; robs family of Christmas gifts

    TOBINSPORT – A Perry County family was left homeless Saturday night after fire destroyed their home near Tobinsport.

    Rick and Patricia “Trish” Harris and three children escaped without injuries but the 9 p.m. fire destroyed nearly all of their belongings, including Christmas gifts purchased that day.

    “Just about all they had is gone,” said Amanda Huff, Rick Harris’ sister.

    The couple have four children, three of whom live in the home, 15-year-old Nate, Sierra, 14, and 11-year-old Amanda.

  • Young voices to rise in free concert Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Nearly 50 voices will rise from choral groups combined to form the Marksmen Chorale during a Christmas concert set to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The junior-high chorus will open the show, followed by the high-school singers, then the Marksmen Chorale.

    The sixth-grade band will take the stage next, followed by the seventh- and eighth-grade band, then the high-school band.