Local News

  • High water keeps portions of Indiana 66 closed

    PERRY COUNTY – High water kept closed portions of Indiana 66 Friday, the Indiana Department of Transportation reported.

    Indiana 66 to Sulphur was closed, as was the highway from Derby to Cannelton.

    When encountering a flooded road, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau meeting

    TELL CITY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will speak at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Perry Central High School.

    The public is invited.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Call the Farm Bureau office at 547-7044, to reserve seats. Cost is $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers, payable at the door.

  • Fulkerson wants to move Cannelton forward

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “I feel we’ve maintained Cannelton, but we haven’t made any big strides,” Cannelton Common Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson said Thursday, explaining why she’ll attempt to retain her seat in this year’s election.

    “That’s why I want to stay. Cannelton can be better, but I don’t think we’ve pushed it forward. I want a city we can be proud of. I don’t think we have that now.”

  • TC works board approves police-car purchase

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new style of police car will be coming to Tell City later this summer. The city’s board of public works and safety voted late last month to purchase a Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicle, a new car Chief Greg Hendershot said is designed exclusively for police use.

    Chevrolet produced the Caprice as a passenger car for decades until the 1990s and is reintroducing the model this year as a cruiser.

  • PC performers capture gold, silver at solo, ensemble event

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – A Perry Central Community School percussion ensemble earned a gold rating at state-level competition Feb. 26 and were only one point from achieving a perfect score, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    “The kids did really well,” he said, explaining that three solo performances earned silver ratings from the judges, “but were really close to gold.” The soloists were Samantha Noble on clarinet and Trent Pringle, who performed one solo on timpani and another on marimba.

  • Students earn medals at solo, ensemble contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Both of the ensembles and four of the five soloists from Tell City Junior-Senior High School who competed in state instrumental-music contests Feb.26 earned gold ratings, Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday.

    Seniors Mary Burst and Laurie Saalman and juniors Jessica Arnold and Chelsea Boyer earned gold as a flute quartet. Arnold, Burst and Saalman earned the top award as a flute trio.

  • The fine art of chess

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It’s quarter to seven on Feb. 22.  In the Tell City-Perry County Public Library meeting room, it’s still and quiet as a small group of county residents sit across from each other in pairs, chessboards between them.

    These players range in ages from old to young, and have met there looking to learn about chess, gain knowledge about strategic moves and, most importantly, just to gather and participate in a game they all enjoy.

  • Committee approves wage scale for school project

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of a common construction wage committee approved a wage scale Thursday for work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Hitting the Mat

    The Tell City Wrestling Club’s Tell City Folkstyle Open Tourney drew hundreds of wrestlers and family members Sunday. The local group’s efforts not only help young grapplers show off their skills at home but proceeds of the event support local wrestling programs. More photos can be found in the "multimedia" section of this site. (Photos by Larry Goffinet and Vince Luecke)

  • Sectional Preparations

    More than 30 Tell City High School students took part in what has become a local rite on the opening day of Tell City’s basketball sectional: riding bicycles to the host site. Boonville was the destination for Tuesday’s riders and many wore period jerseys and helmets. Faculty accompanied students and they watched the Marksmen defeat intra-county rival Perry Central.