Local News

  • Kelly Miller Circus in town Saturday

    TELL CITY - A troupe of world-class circus stars is en route to Tell City for two big Saturday shows under a big top that will be erected that morning along Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is sponsoring performances by the Kelly Miller Circus at 2 and 5:30 p.m., on city-owned lots near the intersection of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The public is invited to watch animals being unloaded and fed, with activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Elephants will raise the big top around 9.

  • Hundreds converge to spruce up school

    TELL CITY - Approximately 300 people from around the community and around the state converged at Tell City High School Saturday and launched into work intended to improve the atmosphere in which students learn.

    "It went really well. It was just an outstanding day," Principal Dale Stewart said of a project he first announced at a September school-board meeting. He explained then representatives of state and national education associations would help solicit volunteers to perform spruce-up tasks such as cleaning and painting.

  • City leaders opt to replace pump, eye sewer camera

    CANNELTON - Three pumps are required in Cannelton's sewer-department building, but one is out of service, Mayor Smokey Graves noted at April 13 meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council.

    One of the original pumps installed in 1987 quit three years ago, according to Sanitation Supervisor Jerry Ball. "A Bernardin and Lochmueller engineer said not to replace it because we were going to put a bigger one in," he said. "A new engineer says we have to replace it."

  • Neumann: Port traffic, like economy, remains sluggish

    TELL CITY - Repairs are complete on a Port of Tell City fabrication-shop roof damaged by September winds, so the federal government will pay the remainder of its share of costs once paperwork is submitted.

    That's according to Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • County's schools make 'adequate progress'

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's three school systems were among the half of schools statewide making "adequate yearly progress," according to a news release from the state Education Department.

    Wednesday's release noted results were 4 percent lower this year than last, and the state education chief was not pleased.  

    "It's unacceptable that only half our schools are achieving the minimum federal standard," said Tony Bennett, superintendent of public instruction.

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  • Borders named Lincoln Hills' first chief operating officer

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. announced during its 44th annual meeting April 20 that William T. Borders, current chief executive officer and president of Swiss Plywood-William Tell Woodcrafters, has been hired by LHDC to be its first chief operating officer.

    LHDC was founded in 1965 as a nonprofit community action agency with a mission of engaging in making life better by providing opportunities, which empower people to improve the quality of life and address the causes and effects of poverty in Southern Indiana.

  • Local United Way names Best Chairs Company of the Year

    TELL CITY - Best Chairs Inc. was recently named Company of the Year by United Way of Perry County at the 2009 Indiana Association of United Ways Leaders Conference held March 19 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel.

    Best Chairs has been partnering with the United Way of Perry County since 2004, when the company ran its first fundraising campaign for the United Way.

  • Spring 2009 Home & Garden

    A special section in today's print and online editions offers stories on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's work with friend Evelyn Gayer to restore a 158-year-old home in Rome, a new Spencer County home built by Tell City contractor Joe Ettensohn, and various tips for making improvements while saving money.