Local News

  • Recycling district dumps e-waste fee

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors met Jan. 27, voted in new officers and eliminated an e-waste recycling fee to encourage Perry Countians to turn in their old electronics.

  • Community members discuss drug testing

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Approximately 40 people turned out Wednesday to obtain information and express opinions about starting a drug-testing program in Tell City schools.

  • FEB. 7 UPDATE - Body of woman found near Indian Lake identified

    UPDATE, MONDAY, FEB. 7, 9 A.M.:  The body of a woman found Friday at Indian Lake has been identified as that of Ginger L. Schnepp, 38, of Owensboro, Ky.

    Police said an autopsy was conducted Saturday morning and results will determine the cause of death. Sgt. Chad Dick, public-information officer for the Jasper Indiana State Police post, said no foul play is suspected.

  • Corrections and clarifications

    A recent caption under a photograph of donated food items stated nonperishable staples would be given to Jasper’s Food Pantry.

    Its name has created a misconception among some people that Jasper’s Food Pantry is located in the Dubois County city of Jasper, said Rebecca Fenn, executive director of United Way of Perry County. That group works with several local pantries through a food coalition. Jasper’s Pantry is located at the Older American Korner for Service building in Cannelton Cannelton and is named after Jasper Faulkenberg.

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  • TCHS grad illustrates Huckabee book

    An illustrator of children’s books who grew up in Tell City has gained notice in recent months for his contribution to a Christmas book penned by a prominent political commentator.

    Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a past and possibly future candidate for president, authored “Can’t Wait Till Christmas.”

    Jed Henry, who attended Tell City High School, illustrated the work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henry, who now live in Angola.

  • Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    Jim Lynch from the Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center at O’Bannon Woods State Park shows off a snake to Theresa Ebert and her daughter, Claudia, at last week’s annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

  • Board votes to repaint tower at Troy

    TELL CITY – Members of Tell City’s water board voted in a regular meeting Jan. 18 to employ Sam Estes Inc. of Maceo, Ky., to repaint portions of a water tower in the Tell City Industrial Park at Troy. The company offered to do the work, including removal of existing paint, surface preparation, primer coatings and a urethane finish, for $12,750. The work will begin in April or later.

    The entire tower was painted less than two years ago but the paint began to fade and peel in some areas.

  • Market update topic of upcoming beef program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension will host a beef program Tuesday titled “Market Outlooks: What do Current Prices Mean for Beef Producers.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8 and will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City, located at 1140 31st St.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Sunday is Ronald Reagan Day in Tell City

    TELL CITY – In partnership with the state of Indiana, the city of Tell City has proclaimed Feb. 6, 2011, as “Ronald Reagan Day” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late president’s birth.