Local News

  • Callers’ tips leads police to suspected thieves

    TELL CITY – Two brothers shared space in the county jail last week for their alleged involvement in a string of vehicle break-ins in Tell City. As of Thursday, the investigating police officer said he was continuing to match evidence seized from the pair with its rightful owners.

  • Cannelton schools support funding-disparity petition

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman asked that city’s board of school trustees Dec. 16 to join another Indiana small-school district in petitioning the state legislature to “resolve school-funding inequities.”

    The superintendent and school-board president for the John Glenn School Corp., of Walkerton sought in a Nov. 19 letter to other superintendents their support and participation in drafting a resolution to be sent to state leaders.

  • Cops, Kids & Christmas

    Sheriff Bob Glenn helps Jeremiah Phillips prepare to slip on a pair of shoes while accompanying him through Tell City’s Wal-Mart during Sunday’s Shop with a Cop.

  • Fish need your live Christmas tree

    TELL CITY – Though many people are waiting for presents to go under their Christmas trees, the Hoosier National Forest invites residents to think ahead about turning those Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

  • DVD premier party set for Jan. 6

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Quality of Life Committee will host a premier party at Capers on Jan. 6, for the DVD “The Art of Living.”

    The DVD will be shown on WNIN Channel 9 Evansville at 8 p.m. and committee member would like to invite the public to join them at Caper’s to review the production of the video, introduce their director and WNIN personnel, and watch the televised production.

    Pizza, prizes and posters will be available. The premier party will begin at 7 p.m., with the production being aired at 8.

  • New Year’s Day walk-run in Tell City

    TELL CITY – For the second year, walkers and runners will take to the city’s streets and walking trails for a 3-mile run-walk.

    Tony Hollinden, a member of Tell City’s Wellness Program, said the event begins at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in City Hall Park.

    “This is our second year and hopefully we will have as much fun as last year,” he said. “Two high-school boys ran without shirts and the rest of us wondered how they could do it. They did finish faster than the rest of us. Stop by if you can.”

  • Holidays closing offices, will shift trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY – Local governmental offices will close for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but schedules differ somewhat on when the holidays, both of which fall on Saturdays, will be observed.

    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Christmas Eve and Dec. 27 and again Dec. 31.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and again Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. City Hall will be open New Year’s Eve.

  • Celebrating the Season

    Tell City Junior High Chorus students perform during a Christmas concert Tuesday that also featured the blendings of vocal and instrumental talents from sixth-graders through high-schoolers.

  • New scratch-off lottery tickets feature local pooch

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local pooch has his mugshot on some of the newest scratch-off tickets from Hoosier Lottery and a local couple couldn’t be happier.

    Indiana’s Lucky Dog X2, the newest $2 Scratch-off from the Hoosier Lottery, features one of 20 winning dogs chosen from more than 7,500 entries.

  • Tell City students honored

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Erica Hauenstein earned congratulations at a Dec. 14 school-board meeting for being named one of this year’s Wendy’s Top Ten in State Heisman finalists.

    Interim High School Principal Brad Ramsey lauded Hauenstein and Ariel Etienne as part of a monthly report to the board.