Local News

  • 'Jenny Kissed Me' on stage

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School drama students will perform a comedy titled, "Jenny Kissed Me" Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the school's auditorium.

    The niece of a priest's housekeeper moves in with them, drama-club sponsor Ronnie Robinson explained Wednesday. The priest tries, but "is no good at figuring out how to help her," he said. "I think the audience will enjoy themselves with the characters and the story line. There's a little love story all the way through."

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  • Saturday Electra service moved to community center

    With rain in the forecast, Saturday's memorial service recalling the 1960 Electra airline crash will be held in the Cannelton Community Center instead of Millstone. A schedule of events and the second installment of John Christie's account of the crash and efforts to honor its victims appear in the features area of this site.

  • Juveniles detained, face charges in vandalism

    TELL CITY - A police investigation into suspected gang-motivated vandalism in Tell City led to the arrests of five local juveniles last week.

    According to Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, lead investigator in the case, the Tell City Police Department received reports of graffiti spray-painted on the city's floodwall, as well as a park and on a local business' buildings.

    The teens belonged to what they said were gangs and allegedly affiliated themselves with The Bloods, Indisciples Gangsters Disciples, or IGD, and the Black Bandanna Click.

  • Girls join traditional bike ride to sectional

    TELL CITY - Two dozen bike riders pedaled from Tell City High School to Huntingburg Friday in a traditional show of support for basketball players headed to a sectional game at South Ridge High School.

    Not traditional - until now - were the six girls making the 37-and-a-half-mile trek.

    "I just thought it would be a cool experience," junior Andyn Rowe said, adding she wanted to help keep the tradition going. "It was really a good experience. It was really painful but I'm proud to have made it the whole way."

  • Recyclers renew press to outsource cardboard job

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors voted in a regular meeting Feb. 25 to give Paul Alvey and Kenneth Smith the go-ahead on outsourcing the collection of cardboard from local businesses.

  • INDOT sets hearing for Indiana 66 work

    PERRY COUNTY - Work to be performed on Indiana 66 in Cannelton and into Tell City will be the subject of a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. March 18 in Cannelton's community center.

    A legal notice published in The News last Thursday and today identifies planned work in two sections called Western and Cannelton projects. A sidewalk will connect the two cities once the work is completed, but that won't be until 2017 under current plans.

  • Former News editor reunites with county native, Andy Hall

    MADISON, Wis. - Andy Hall, a native of Perry County, was reunited with Max Heath, former editor-manager of The Perry County News, at a Wisconsin Newspaper Association Feb. 12.

    Heath, retired former vice president, executive editor and circulation director of Landmark Community Newspapers, was there to receive a Distinguished Service Award for his service to WU newspapers as 27-year postal chair of the National Newspaper Association.

  • Wellness event Tuesday at TCHS

    TELL CITY - A Wellness 2010 event is set for Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Guest speaker will be Brian Huxford, presdient and founder of Fitness Experts Inc. He will speak on a number of issues, including on-site fitness and nutrition programs.

    The program begins at 6 p.m.

  • Legislative brunch Saturday in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS - The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 2010 legislative brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Nick's Restaurant at Santa's Lodge. State Sen. Richard Young and State Reps. Russ Stilwell and Suzanne Crouch will attend. Residents are invited to attend, listen to legislators speaking about the 2010 session, ask questions and share comments. Refreshments will be served.