Local News

  • Band boosters to meet today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold their organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the William Tell Elementary School cafe.

    This is a mandatory meeting for all Tell City Junior-Senior High School band members and their parents.

    Band Director Natasha Edmondson will introduce the show for the upcoming marching season.

  • 18-year-old jailed on cocaine charge

    TELL CITY – Formal charges could be filed this week against an 18-year-old Tell City man arrested early Thursday on several charges, including dealing in cocaine.

    Taylor D. Maddle, of 1002 34th St., Tell City was lodged in the Perry County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police said Maddle was the driver of a car stopped in the 500 block of 15th Street. Officers Phillip Flamion and Jason Shadwick were assisted by Sheriff’s Deputy Junior Fuchs.

  • Schweizer Fest announces cast list for Aug. 4-7 musical ‘The King and I’

    TELL CITY – The cast list for the 22nd Schweizer Fest Musical, “The King and I,” has been announced. Cast members will sell tickets starting June 22. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Children ages 12 and younger.

    Performances will be Aug 4-7. Shows Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6 will be at 7 p.m. and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Aug. 7. All shows will be performed at the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    Cast List

  • SIRS, Moose ready plans for walk ‘n’ roll

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions and Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 are teaming up for the first Summer Fest Walk, Run and Roll for Independence July 2.

    Individuals of all abilities are invited to join in the event, which consists of a 5-K run for avid runners and walkers, a 1-mile run-walk for beginners, a healthy 1-mile walk for kids, families and those who don’t run, and a 1-mile roll on a fully accessible route, perfect for families, wheelchairs, walkers and adaptive bikes.

  • State requirement raises school lunch prices

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – For the first time in seven years, meal prices at Cannelton schools are increasing. The school board voted Thursday to raise student breakfasts and lunches to $1.50 and $2, respectively, for the 2011-12 school year. That is 50 cents more than the previous year.

  • Port, rail traffic improve during May

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – May was “a pretty busy month,” Pete Jespersen reported at the June meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

  • Cops and campers

    More than 40 youngsters taking part in last week’s Cannelton Police Department Camp with a Cop grew in self-confidence, learned new skills and gained an appreciation for the work of law enforcement officers.

    Along with programs on crime-scene investigation, police dogs and water rescue, campers saw Perry County Rescue Squad members demonstrate the jaws of life. (Click photo to enlarge, then click right arrow to advance to the next one.)

  • Moose picnic kicks off Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

  • County eligible for federal aid

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A presidential decree granting public assistance to Hoosier communities means county and local governments will be able to recover some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent recovering from spring flooding and severe storms.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced last week that President Barack Obama had approved the funding request. Perry, Spencer, Crawford, Harrison and Dubois counties are eligible for federal funds.

  • HNF awards winners of kids fishing derby

    Hoosier National Forest officials announced winners in the annual free kids fishing derby hosted last month at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. Prizes were awarded in four age groups in three categories: most accurate caster, most fish caught, largest fish caught.