Local News

  • Set the holiday table for feathered friends

    Feature Writer

    When planning your holiday menu and composing a shopping list, you may want to consider penning in some goodies for the winged among us. During winter’s coldest and dreariest days, they’ll be happy for the extra food sources and you’ll be glad to have these entertaining, colorful guests visit your home.

  • Donation with a challenge

    The Rev. Lee Shepherd presents a $200 donation to Randy Roccia, Salvation Army kettle coordinator, at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The church’s missions committee raised the money through a variety of fundraisers, including monthly children’s penny offerings.

    Roccia issued a challenge to other churches, businesses and organizations to match or beat the donated amount.

  • Roland’s Jewelry to sell earrings for $5, donate all to local food pantry

    TELL CITY – Ken Roland of Roland’s Jewelry in downtown Tell City has found a creative way to help families in need this Christmas.

    Roland’s Jewelry is selling platinum-colored cultured pearl earrings for $5 and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to the Perry County Food Coalition.

    “My family and I are very grateful to this community, which allows us to stay in business for so long,” said Roland.

  • Silent auction planned for Friday at school

    PERRY COUNTY – A silent-acution fundraiser planned for Friday, Dec. 12, will raise money to help Tell City-Troy Township eighth-graders pay for a planned spring trip to Washington, D.C.

    The event will be held in the cafeteria hallway and bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bids will be accepted until 7:30. Winners will be announced during halftime of the Tell City varsity game.

  • Correction

    The News erred in reporting last Monday Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt may violate the law in withholding bonuses from teachers who have left the school district.

  • Council signs contract for oversight of sewer project

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 10 to sign a $91,000 contract with Commonwealth Engineers of Indianapolis for work to be performed on waste-water lines and a Fourth Street lift station.

    Company spokesman Eric Parsley said services will include a preliminary design, review with city officials, “then once that’s approved we’ll move into final design. At that point, we’ll have plans and specs ready to go to bid.”

  • Carter takes animal-control funding request to council

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – He wasn’t asking the county council for any immediate action when he went before them Nov. 20, Jim Carter told them.

    The president of the Humane Society of Perry County said representatives of animal-welfare organizations in the county met a week earlier. They included the Perry County Animal Welfare, Control and Education Board, which needs money to operate, he said, and Horse Rescue South and the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc., which are having problems.

  • Yackle won’t seek re-election to Tell City Council seat


    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing isn’t the only veteran city office-holder who has decided not to seek re-election in 2015.

    Ward 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle said last week he will not seek a seventh term. He is in the third year of his sixth term and said it’s time for someone new to fill the city-council seat he has held under three mayors, Bill Goffinet, Gayle Strassell and Ewing. He followed the late John DuPont on the council.

  • Young Commodores in action


  • Charity is the heart and soul of communities

    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – At a time when he should have been looking toward a better future for his children, Don Villwock was content in his own successes as a farmer. “The biggest mistake I ever made,” said the Indiana Farm Bureau president,“ not building a community where my children would want to live or where their future employers might want to locate.”