Local News

  • Drone racing contest in Santa Claus judged a success


    Staff Writer


    SANTA CLAUS – Organizers of the first Santa Claus Drone Competition and Lincoln Land Drone Fest held Saturday at Yellig Park judge the event to be a big success.

    The festival boasted more than 230 guests and there were about 15 racers competing for the Santa Claus Cup with competitors traveling from Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Racers guided their drones through gates around a baseball field and through the woods throughout the day vying for first place.

  • Citywide cleanup to start June 12

    TELL CITY – Members of the board of public works and safety agreed Monday to set the week of June 12 as spring cleanup week in Tell City. Postcards will be mailed to residents closer to the event, spelling out the week’s rules. The city is expecting to pay more to be able to offer the service.

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  • Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants next week

    The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 23. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

  • Masters of the small screen:


    Staff Writer


    Lights, camera action! William Tell Elementary students in Pat Jarboe’s broadcast program aired its variety-news production live for the first time Friday. Part of  the school’s On-Target after-school program, Jarboe has offered the extra-curricular class for the last three years.

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  • Interest builds in TC theater




    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams and a Tell City real-estate broker confirmed Friday that a Kentucky family is interested in purchasing the embattled Tell City Cinema. Tony Hollinden, owner of Hollinden Realty, said an offer has been made on the business and he is hopeful the sale will go through.

  • Cannelton looks for options after failed vote


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – In response to losing its referendum financing, Cannelton City Schools is planning some monetary shifts.

    The initiative failed by 3 votes, 73 to 70, and will cost the school system about $90,000 each year in tax revenue.

    Superintendent Alva Sibbitt explained at a special session May 11 the school will no longer have a referendum fund and the expenses that were once paid from that account will now come out of the school corporation’s general fund.

  • Economy impacts library circulation


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Circulation figures from Perry County Public Library show a decrease in circulated items compared to this time in 2016.

    The library’s total circulation went from 11,655 items in March 2016 to 10,502 in March of this year. Over 800 items in that decrease belong to Tell City’s branch, much of that figure being DVD checkouts.

    Library Director John Mundy said the decrease is the result of the economy improving from last year.

  • Cannelton seeks stormwater study grant


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton are planning for several changes they feel will help improve the overall appearance of the community. From streetscapes to alleyways and beyond, plans include enhanced drainage improvements, expanded parking for the library and retooling of trash-collection rules.