Local News

  • Cannelton residents to vote on tax hike

    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton will see a referendum question on their ballot Nov. 2.

    They will be asked, in language a bit more complicated, “should the city’s school district impose an additional property tax of up to 41 cents for every $100 of their property’s assessed valuation?”

  • Council candidates discuss tax caps, jail, county insurance

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Four candidates running for seats in two districts of the county council appeared at a public forum Oct. 13 to introduce themselves to voters and answer questions.

    Bob Glenn, Democrat candidate, and Jim Adams, Republican candidate, are vying for a seat in District 1, while Democrat incumbent Chet Mathena and Republican David Hammond are seeking votes for a District 3 seat.

  • Man attempts check fraud in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office would like to make the citizens of Perry County aware of check fraud occurring in the county.  

    The suspect is a black male with medium-color skin driving a late-80s model white Oldsmobile with a hubcap missing on the driver’s side and the driver-side tail light out.

  • Marksmen vie for $1,000 prize

    Tell City’s Marching Marksmen are in the running for a $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands. Supporters can help them win it by going to 14WFIE.com, clicking on “Sports,” then scroll down to click on “Touchdown Live 2010” and “Battle of the Bands. Sign in or register and vote once daily from each e-mail address you have until Nov. 5.

  • Tell City High School’s marching season ends

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – They didn’t qualify for state-level competition, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen significantly improved their score from the previous week and “were very happy about their performance” at a semistate competition Saturday.

    “They just had fun with it,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the state qualifying contest at Franklin Community High School. “They didn’t let nerves get the best of them.”

  • Dauby, Hauser vie for commissioner’s seat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Contenders for a District 2 county-commissioner seat talked at a candidates forum Oct. 13 about why they want to serve. Democrat incumbent Gary Dauby is being challenged by Republican Tom Hauser.

  • High-school principal to resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Principal Dale Stewart announced Tuesday morning he has decided to resign the position.

  • Fall Fest Royalty

    Mariah Rainbolt, pictured with her escort, Dylan Young, was crowned queen of the 65th annual Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Tuesday night.

  • Voters to decide if school will get more work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TROY TOWNSHIP – Residents of the Tell City-Troy Township school district got a chance Sunday to see work completed at Tell City Junior-Senior High School in recent years. They will vote Nov. 2 on whether up to $6 million worth of further work will be done.

  • Candidates share motivations for running

    Jim Adkins

    The Tell City man believes there can be too much emphasis on buildings instead of students. Board members need to remember where public money originates, he said. “Every dollar the government spends came from someone,” he said. “I’m not against progress, but waste.”

    He said the cost of educating children has increased and the county has lost students in recent years but hasn't trimmed the number of employees.