Local News

  • Elementary students begin year with anti-bullying fun

    TELL CITY – The kickoff of this year’s anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School should remain in students’ minds for a long time, because it was turned into a day of fun with “a very strong message,” Sally Wolfe said.

  • Online tool measures referendum impacts

    INDIANAPOLIS – With the November election just over two months away, property taxpayers in Perry County may be considering the effects of the proposed referenda for two local school corporations: Tell City-Troy Township Schools and Cannelton City Schools. The Department of Local Government Finance last week announced that it had launched a Web site that allows residents to determine the impacts on their pocketbooks by using the department’s online tool at www.in.gov/dlgf/8789.htm.

  • More candidates explain reasons for running

    TELL CITY – Two more of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board have provided information for News profiles ahead of the November election that will seat three of them.

    Joseph Loren Stephens said if voters select him, “what you see is what you’ll get,” someone who is “outspoken, open-minded, honest, accountable, and a man of his word.”

  • Street-car parade winners

    TELL CITY – Hauenstein’s has announced winners of this year’s Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. The store is the annual sponsor of the event, held the opening day of Schweizer Fest.

    Madison Houghland, Gracie Gaynor and Shelby and Maggie Davis took the grand prize. Among the street cars entered by children ages 4 and younger, first place went to Alyssa and Cambron Howell; second place, Sawyer Guillaume; third place, Nick Wilgus; fourth place, Ethan and Kendra Schraner and fifth place, Vanessa Hubert.

  • Tell City honors August Partners in Pride recipients

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has announced August winners of Partners in Pride awards presented during the spring, summer and fall months to home and business owners who go the extra mile in caring for the appearance of their properties.

    Winners receive traveling yard signs. August’s winners are:
    • At-Large: German American
    • Ward 1: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoesli, 145 Annecy Court
    • Ward 2: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seibert, 835 29th St.
    • Ward 3: Mr. and Mrs. Don Litherland, 2930 Tell St.

  • Angel Food menus for September available

    PERRY COUNTY – September menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available 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 meat and fruit and vegetable specials.

  • TCAA holds final Music in the Park Friday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host this summer’s final night of Shoot for the Stars and Music in the Park Friday in City Hall Park.

    The remaining three Shoot for the Stars contestants, Euriah Bryant, Darian Oliva and Ricki Boling will kick off the evening at 5 p.m., singing two song choices. Former Kentucky state fiddle champ Randy Lanham, accompanied by Jeff “Wildman” Hardesty, will return to Music in The Park. Opening for Lanham and Wildman will be bluegrass band Chasin’ Chickens.

  • Deputy prosecutor mistakenly listed in criminal case

    TELL CITY — Readers of the court news in Thursday’s paper may have been surprised to see the name of the county’s chief deputy prosecutor listed next to several drug charges in a News error that listed her name instead of the Kentucky man who is charged with the offenses.

    Shaunda Lynch’s name appeared in the final entry in a list of new criminal charges Thursday. The charges were actually filed against Mario Thomas of Hopkinsville, Ky. He faces allegations of dealing in cocaine, theft and possession of cocaine.

  • Commodore students ready to ‘catch’ bullying

    LEOPOLD – A new program will en-courage Perry Central elementary and high-school students to treat one another with respect and to “catch” instances when students violate those rules and bully one another.

    A rally Aug. 20 kicked off the Olweus anti-bullying program for elementary students and last week saw the start of the program for high-schoolers. In their boisterous assembly, elementary students pledged their willingness to treat their fellow learners  well.

  • Mayor seeks floodwall information

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves hoped to get some information concerning the future of that city’s floodwall at an Aug. 11 National Levee Safety Program Workshop in Hebron , Ky.

    “What I got out of this,” the mayor said, “is I saw a group of people who were looking to secure another level of bureaucracy in the government … they couldn’t have cared less about our levees.”