Local News

  • Noble to return to principal’s role

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Laura Noble, principal of William Tell Elementary School from 2002 to July 2010, will return to familiar surroundings this summer after her appointment to that position Tuesday by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Noble has been serving as an assistant to Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne since last July but will replace Ryan Hass as elementary principal. Hass is leaving at the end of the school year to take a principal’s position in Dubois County.

  • ThyssenKrupp Waupaca up for sale

    TELL CITY – The parent company of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca has put its foundry business up for sale as part of a major restructuring.

    The company announced last Thursday that its U.S. ferrous foundry group is being offered for sale. A transaction would include ThyssenKrupp Waupaca’s gray and ductile iron foundries, including the one in Tell City, as well as plants in Waupaca and Marinette, Wis., and Etowah, Tenn.

  • Indiana 237 to close for two months

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced this week that Indiana 237 will close next week for two months so damage caused by settling of earth under the road can be fixed.

    Contractors will close the highway from the junction of Indiana 37 to the junction of Indiana 66 for repairs to the road caused by what INDOT called “natural settlement.” One lane of the highway has been closed for months due to settlement.

  • State of emergency extended

    PERRY COUNTY – With Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 44.5. feet Friday morning and was expected to fall to 39.9 feet today.

    High water still had Indiana 66 from Sulphur to Cannelton closed.

  • Tell City honored with Lincoln Hills Partner Award

    TELL CITY – As part of its 46th annual meeting held on April 18, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. presented a Community Partner Award to the city of Tell City in recognition of its outstanding partnership with LHDC in its provision of programming and services. A separate presentation was made May 2 at City Hall.

    LHDC presents Community Partner Awards to recognize supporters who go “above and beyond” in providing programming, services, goods, support and other contributions that further the goals and mission of LHDC:

  • Partners in Pride winners named for May

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council have selected recipients for the Partners in Pride program for May. The program, which runs from spring to fall, honors individuals, businesses and groups that provide top care of their yards and landscaping.

    Winners were Ward 1, Wade and Sharon VanWinkle, 319 12th Street; Ward 2, Gerald James, 718 18th St.; Ward 3, Brian and Susan Floyd, 1115 21st St.; and Ward 4, J.C. Basham, 1402 12th St. The at-large honoree was Frostop.

  • Tell City will seek COPS funding for added officer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot sought and received permission from the city’s board of public works to seek funding under a Community Oriented Policing Services grant administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    If the city is successful, the grant would provide the entry-level salary for a patrol officer for three years. After the grant expires, the city would be committed to retaining the position for at least one year.

  • School observes Holocaust remembrance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – History teacher Michael Stenftenagel asked students gathered Tuesday in Cannelton’s community center for a Holocaust-remembrance ceremony to close their eyes and imagine they were only four days away from their 15th birthday.

  • TC board awards school renovation contract

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Demand for work by contractors led to competitive bids for upcoming school renovation at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Trustees voted last month to award Danco Construction a contract worth $1,615,815 for various improvements, including work on the school stage and cafeteria.

    The News reported in January that the school board and members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. board of directors voted to approve moving forward with renovations.

  • National Guard armory placed in city hands

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is more than just a building,” Capt. Scott Wells said in giving an invocation at the National Guard armory in Tell City Thursday. “This is a depository of the stories of great Americans, great Hoosiers who voluntarily took the mantle of the cause of justice upon themselves, so that their friends, their neighbors, their loved ones, could continue to enjoy the freedoms that you in your great grace have bestowed upon this land. May the likes of these great warriors never be forgotten.”