Local News

  • Good times a sure bet Saturday in Cannelton

    The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Jeff Reinhardt, a blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will demonstrate his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will showcase her talent with her pottery wheel.
    Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers and painters will also be available throughout the day.

  • Local Knights earn international recognition

    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City is a Father McGivney Award Winner.

    Named after the organization’s founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, the award is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts during the 2009-10 fraternal year.

    The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus International Headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. Ed Boudreas, district deputy, presented an engraved plaque to the council during a special ceremony Sept. 21.

  • Country kickoff

    Ariel James attempts to toss stuffed animals into a mesh container in one of numerous game stations set up behind Tell City Junior-Senior High School Friday for a kickoff to this year’s junior-high anti-bullying efforts.

  • Students will rally Oct. 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class will host its second annual Academic Pep Rally Kickoff in the school auditorium beginning at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 15.  

  • Adding color to the show

    Tell City Marching Marksmen color-guard members practice their part of this year’s show Sept. 30 ahead of district competition Saturday, where they earned a gold rating and the right to advance to regional competition Oct. 16 at Evansville Central High School

  • LHDC receives stimulus grants

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry K. Kleeman announced that LHDC recently received continuation grants for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs funded last year through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Perfecting precision

    Perry Central Marching Commodores rehearse their show Sept. 28 after competing at three invitational events and ahead of a district contest Saturday.

  • Voters must take photo ID to polls

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:

    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.

    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Tires slashed outside of Main Street bar

    TELL CITY – Police detained a male juvenile Monday in their investigation into vandalism to vehicles parked near Braunie’s Bar.
    Officers received the call late Saturday night that 13 cars had their tires slashed.

    Cpl. Marty Haughee and Patrolwoman Heather Glenn fielded the initial call and Lt. Alan Malone said a male juvenile was detained Monday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 547-9563.

  • Maple tree gone, but Frymire back with famed forecast

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN, News Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky.

    IRVINGTON, Ky. – L.H. “Dick” Frymire’s famous Japanese maple — reportedly a survivor of two lightning strikes and a twister — will no longer offer predictions such as when the year’s first robin will appear.

    “We’re getting ready to cut it down,” he said. “It’s just plain dead.”