Local News

  • School board candidates on stage Sunday

    TELL CITY – The 13 men and women running for three open seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board have been invited to a forum beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the high-school auditorium.

    The event is sponsored by The News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. The event will follow a 2 to 4 p.m. open house at the school. It is designed to give the public a view of recent improvements.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Cassidy seeks re-election to District 4 county council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Councilman Robert “Allen” Cassidy is seeking re-election to the District 4 seat he has held since 1995. The Democrat is unopposed Nov. 2.

    Cassidy, who lives at 18861 Indiana 145 south of Bristow, is serving his fourth term on the council and was its president for one year.

    He served on the Association of Indiana Counties for six years and was also that organization's president for one year. He also served on the Association of County Councils for several years.

  • Working for semistate

    Tell City’s Marching Marksmen perform in a regional contest Saturday at Evansville Central High School

  • Baumeister describes reasons for running

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I remember being at the hospital when Darrel Riley, the present coroner, came in to speak with us,” Charlie Baumeister said at a candidates forum Oct. 13 in Tell City’s Schergens Center. He’s running as a Democrat for the coroner’s office in the Nov. 2 election because, he said, “I realized how professional and courteous Darrel was.”

    Those qualities are important, he said, because “we are the final word for the deceased.”

  • Candidates discuss plans, goals for prosecutor’s job

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incumbent County Prosecutor Bob Collins said at a candidates forum Oct. 13 he considers the job to be a serious responsibility he and his staff have performed well.

    The News reported Monday on claims his challenger, S. Rod Acchiardo,  made at the forum and Collins’ responses to questions they raised. This is a continuation of that report.

  • 2 days remain in Battle of Bands

    TELL CITY – A silent battle is being waged, and only two days remain for supporters of the Tell City Marching Marksmen to join the fight.

    WFIE-TV’s Battle of the Bands offers $100 to a school band each week and will give some competitors in those contests a chance at a $1,000 Ultimate Battle of the Bands grand prize.

    “Last year we won the weekly vote and would love to do so again,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said in an e-mail message urging people to participate.

  • PCJW host Halloween event

    TELL CITY – Goblins, Games and Goodies, an event sponsored by Perry County Junior Women, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Families are invited to take their children for a night of games, crafts, treats and even a haunted trail. There will also be “Witchy Story Time.” Popcorn, hot chocolate, hot cider and other snacks will be available for purchase. Snack proceeds will benefit the 4-H Council. Boy Scouts Troop 192 and Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders are sponsoring the haunted trail.

  • Open-mic poetry night at Tell City Star Cafe

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host an open-mic poetry night Friday, Nov. 5 for all area poetry lovers. The event will be held at the Tell City Star Café, 413 Main Street in Tell City, beginning at 6 p.m.

    Poets are welcome to attend and read their own work, or attendees may also recite the work of others. Registration is not required, but is appreciated by calling 608-1305.

  • Benefit celebration for Mark Kleeman Saturday

    FULDA – A benefit dance and live auction is being planned for the family of Mark “Flash” Kleeman, who passed away suddenly Sept. 12 after having a liver transplant at the Cincinnati University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The event will be held Saturday at Fulda Sportsman Club. Dinners catered by New Boston Tavern will be on sale starting at 4 p.m. and include pulled pork, creek fries, baked beans and slaw. They will be available for dine-in or carryout.

  • Head Start Awareness open houses Oct. 28

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North and South Perry Head Start Center, located next to Perry Central School and 1830 Tell Street, will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

    The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, tour the building, talk with staff about the educational program for preschool children 3 to 5 years old and obtain enrollment information.