Local News

  • Waupaca Foundry helps restore rescue trucks used on 9/11

    Waupaca, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings, is part of the Sept. 11, 2001, history. Employees at Plant 4 in Marinette, Wis., manufactured a specialty order of torque plates, which will be used to restore and preserve two rescue vehicles used in emergency response at World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Following split vote, Troy officials table rezoning

    TROY – During September’s regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, citizens and representatives from KK Integrated Logistics Inc., were again present in regard to a rezoning ordinance proposed by the company.

  • Officials approve job change for office manager

    TELL CITY – The title “assistant superintendent” has been added to that of the county highway department’s office manager, but the county commissioners who authorized the change balked at a 15-percent pay raise requested with the change.

  • Aiming for the Ohio River’s monster carp

    BY Vince Luecke

    Jeremiah Coultas is part big-game sportsman and part monster hunter. But he’ll never have to trek to some exotic forest or African savanna for a prize catch. The Ohio River is full of trophies. Make that monsters. Monster Asian carp.

    It’s a Thursday night and before setting out from Grandview’s boat ramp, Coultas and his bowfishing partner for the night, Mitchell Terry, extract a pledge from the reporter accompanying them not to give up their exact hunting area.

  • Perry Central band earns fourth in first competition Director says better show was at exhibition previous week

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “It probably wasn’t our best show so far, but it wasn’t bad for our first competition,” Andrea Clark said of the Perry Central Marching Commodores performance at Saturday’s Evansville Central Invitational.

    “We had a lot of problems with the amplification,” the band director said Tuesday. Microphones on some of the performers were too loud, she explained, calling that problem easy to fix.

  • Tell City marches against larger bands

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen finished seventh out of as many bands competing in Class AA at the Evansville Central Invitational Saturday, but that didn’t bother Music Director Natasha Edmondson.

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton, police chief advises residents to look for, report anything suspicious in their area

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council last Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Benefit bowfishing, cornhole tourneys scheduled Sept. 27, 28

    ROME – Josh Ahl of Rome is battling stage-four colon cancer. He has lived in Perry County his entire life. Numerous friends and family members have organized several fundraising events to help cover Josh’s medical expenses.

    The community is invited to a bow-fishing tourney Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at the boat ramp in Magnet. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

  • Bicentennial includes manufacturing focus

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Drug-collection box installed at Tell City Police Department

    The Tell City Police Department has installed a medicine-return drug collection unit received  though a grant from CVS Pharmacy. The unit was installed Thursday at the Tell City Police Department. Lt. Alan Malone said the public is encouraged to use the container when they need to discard over-the-counter and prescription medications, prescription patches, vitamins and medications for pets. Not accepted will be needles, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, lotions or liquids.