Local News

  • Blood drive will honor fallen officers

    TELL CITY - A June 10 blood drive in Tell City will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected.

    For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Colts to make stop in Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Indianapolis Colts 2010 Make It Personal Tour plans to visit Tell City from 4 to 6 p.m. June 15 at the Tell City High School.

    Fans will have a chance to meet Colts players and cheerleaders, receive free giveaways, register to win tickets to a pre-season game and more. Those attending will also have a chance to catch an NFL punt, try a rock-climbing wall and interact with Colts inflatables. Children can also sign up for the Colts Kids Club.

    For more information, visit www.colts.com/events.

  • Dumpsters will replace recycling trailers July 1

    TELL CITY - The launch of a plan to replace trailers with dumpsters for collecting cardboard will come July 1, the executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District said Thursday.

    Ken Smith said dumpsters will be placed at the district's Cannelton site in advance for any customers who'd like to view them. McDonald's restaurant owner Ryan Kramer said for a previous story his trash bill is cut approximately $150 per month because cardboard goes into its own dumpster.

  • TC spring cleanup week June 7-11

    TELL CITY - Memorial Day may have marked the start of summer, but Tell City residents will be thinking spring cleaning next week as the community's yearly roundup of unwanted items begins.

    In fact, residents willing to haul their own unwanted items can get a head start Saturday.

    The week of June 7-11 has been designated spring cleanup week in Tell City.

    Residents will be able to clean out their basements, attics and garages during those days. Items will be collected on residents' normal trash collection day.

  • Student with TC ties helps win WorldQuest

    TELL CITY - A high-school student with Tell City ties helped his team achieve an unprecedented second win the Academic WorldQuest 2010 world-affairs competition in Washington D.C. April 24.

    In another first, Evan Hollander and his duPont Manual High School team earned the top spot for the second year in a row.

    Hollander is the grandson of Jim and Lucile Hollander, 733 11th St., Tell City. His father, Bill, is an attorney in Louisville, Ky.

  • Cannelton teacher injured in Hwy. 66 collision

    GRANDVIEW - The Spencer County Coroner's office has identified a man killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning on Indiana 66.

    Gary Bingle, 47, of Silverdale Road, Rockport, was the driver of a van that crashed head-on into a sport-utility vehicle around 6:20 a.m. The crash occurred east of Grandview.

  • Women to be honored for giving

    TELL CITY - Friday will be Celebrating Women in Philanthropy Day, an event enshrined in a proclamation signed by the county commissioners at their May 19 meeting.

    The request was made by Emily Winter of the Perry County Community Foundation's Women for Women. The observance will include a luncheon "and they will be celebrating women in the community and awarding grants to the organizations to support women and girls," County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said.

  • Survivors luncheon to kick off Relay

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Relay For Life committee invites cancer survivors of all ages to the survivor luncheon June 12 to kick off the Perry County Relay For Life.

    The meal will be served at noon with photographs being taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    For more information regarding the luncheon or to RSVP, contact Jamie Smith at 836-4577, Pam Krygielka at 836-2712 or Gail Edwards at 843-5233.

    The luminaria committee members are looking for photographs of cancer survivors to display at this year's Relay For Life.

  • PCMH to offer various CPR classes

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City will hold two different CPR classes in June.

  • River Sweep set for June 19

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoying the beautiful scenery associated with the river?

    If so, you might like to contribute to the annual River Sweep, in which people join at various points along the river to scour its banks of the debris that has accumulated since last year's event.

    Kenneth Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said this year's River Sweepers will work from 9 a.m. until noon June 19, when the district will treat the volunteers to lunch.