Local News

  • Waupaca adding 160 jobs

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Gov. Mitch Daniels didn’t mind the mild roar of foundry machines behind him Tuesday as he joined executives of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca to deliver news the company will expand its Tell City foundry operations. The company that now employs about 940 people will add 160 new jobs by the end of 2012.

    Executives said the company will invest $36.5 million in equipment upgrades to expand the capacity at its 480,000-square-foot Tell City plant.  

  • Perry County foundry to add jobs, investment

    TELL CITY – Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc. Tuesday to announce the company will expand its Tell City foundry operations, creating up to 160 new jobs by the end of 2012.

    “Indiana is leading the nation in job growth, at 3½ times the national average. The problem is the national average is far too weak. This vote of confidence from a world-class company is further evidence that our competitive advantage over other states is growing,” said Daniels, who made the announcement at the foundry.

  • Prep work begins today on Washington Street

    TELL CITY – Preparation for the paving of Washington Street will begin today with the digging out of rock in the trenched areas, followed by paving of those sections.

    Milling of asphalt and placing of asphalt from Seventh to 13th streets is scheduled for the week of Oct. 18.

    Residents are asked not to park on Washington Street today through Friday. There will be additional no-parking periods during paving.

  • Fire ban in place in HNF

    BEDFORD – Due to the extended drought and high fire danger, the Hoosier National Forest has issued a ban on campfires and instituted smoking restrictions within the National Forest.  Campfires are not allowed under any circumstances. This includes campfires built using wood or charcoal.

  • Nominations open for Philanthropist Award

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

    A committee formed from the Perry County Power of Youth Council will select choose the recipient from the nominations.

  • Cannelton Councilman 'Snooks' Scarboro resigns

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Louis “Snooks” Scarboro resigned from that position, submitting a letter Oct. 5 to County Clerk Jean Schulthise explaining the reason.

    “I have enjoyed my years of service on the City Council and have enjoyed serving the citizens of my district,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, due to my health, I will be unable to complete my term as city councilman. I am thankful to the citizens of Cannelton for giving me their trust over the years.”

    His council service spanned more than two decades.

  • Plug-in Prius hits local streets

    Editor’s Note: This story about Tell City native Tony Schaefer appeared in the Lake County (Ill.) Journal. He is the son of Tom and Mary Jo Schaefer. Kathy Gresey penned the story.

    GURNEE – Tony Schaefer’s dedication to communicating about the Toyota Prius recently landed him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Schaefer, of Gurnee, owns a 2004 Prius and for years has been writing about the hybrid electric car online at sites such as www.chi-agopriusgroup.com.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole.

    In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

  • Cannelton board approves budget actions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members adopted a budget and capital-projects and bus-replacement plans for 2011 at a regular meeting Sept. 23. Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he expects the tax rate for next year will match this year’s $1.08.

  • Candidates to share views Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday-evening forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates seeking county offices.

    School board candidates have been invited to an Oct. 24 event at Tell City High School.

    Both forums are sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News. Wednesday’s event will be held at the Schergens Center and begins at 6 p.m.