Local News

  • Cannelton celebration

    Lou Stein, who runs a shop called Cane and Able in New Albany, demonstrates his caning craft, which he called “one of my money-losing hobbies,” during the Cannelton Heritage Festival Saturday.

  • Fourth annual Trunks of Treats Oct. 31

    TELL CITY – The fourth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets. Free hotdogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • Marching Commodores prepare for regional meet

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central marching Commodores “had a good week of practices and three good performances” that culminated in a third-place finish Saturday at the South Spencer Invitational, according to Director Rob Cason.
    The band performed for elementary students Friday, then at a football game that evening before the weekend contest.

  • Battling Bands

    The Tell City Marching Marksmen, shown here competing in the South Spencer Invitational last weekend, are headed to regional competition at Evansville Central High School, where they’ll perform at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

  • Yard sale, village open house to cap fall tour

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale will deliver weekend bargains all along the state route’s winding course through Perry County.

    This year’s yard-sale route includes Troy, Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. Some sales begin Friday and continue Saturday. Check The News’ classifieds section for a listing.

  • Sun shines on fall tour

    Basking in the glow of her Chevy SSR but avoiding that of Sunday’s brightly shining sun, Joy Veliles took shelter under an umbrella while taking part in the classic car show that has been drawing thousands of people to Bristow for more than two decades.

  • Board affirms elementary principal’s suspension

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY –  School-board members added their authority Tuesday to the suspension of William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas.

    As The News reported in Monday’s edition and three days earlier on its Web site, www.perrycountynews.com, Maas had been placed on administrative leave and an investigation was being conducted, according to Laura Noble, assistant to the superintendent. She said she was unable to say anything further.

  • 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.