Local News

  • 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.



  • Cedar Valley Bluegrass Fest coming to Derby July 7-9

    DERBY – Cedar Valley’s annual bluegrass festival will feature six bands and a tribute to the legendary Bill Monroe.
    Scheduled July 7-9 at Cedar Valley, 12478 Indiana 70, near Derby, the festival will highlight the Karl Shiflett & Big Country show Friday evening. Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    The festival will start Thursday evening with an open stage at 5 p.m. where participants are asked to bring their own instruments. A bean dinner will be served. Diners are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • Deadline extended for prevented-planting reports

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Indiana, announced that the 2011 reporting deadline for all prevented planted crops has been extended to coincide with the final crop reporting date.
    For all crops, the FSA County Committee may accept a CCC-576 for prevented planting as timely if filed by the final crop reporting date for the applicable crop. By filing a prevented planting claim by the final crop reporting date of July 15, producers will not incur late-filed fees.

  • News in Brief

    TC Boosters schedule meeting
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold their organizational meeting at 7 p.m. June 27 at the William Tell Elementary School cafe.
    “Please note that this is a change of location from our previous notification,” urged booster Kelli Braunecker. “This is a mandatory meeting for all Tell City Junior-Senior High School band members and their parents. Please bring completed health forms if you have not already turned them in.”