Local News

  • 4-H enrollment opens for 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Perry County through Jan. 15. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H online system, https://in.4honline.com.

    Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H youth development educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

  • Cannelton student council shines in parade

    The Cannelton Elementary Student Council participated in the Cannelton Christmas Parade and earned first place in the civic division.

    The students and sponsors created a “Slam Dunking Christmas” float for the parade.

  • Cannelton library to observe new hours beginning Jan. 2

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin new hours of operation Friday, Jan. 2. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • Library to close Dec. 24-27 for holidays, computer upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Cannelton branches of the Perry County Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27, for computer system upgrades.

    Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

  • Set the holiday table for feathered friends

    Feature Writer

    When planning your holiday menu and composing a shopping list, you may want to consider penning in some goodies for the winged among us. During winter’s coldest and dreariest days, they’ll be happy for the extra food sources and you’ll be glad to have these entertaining, colorful guests visit your home.

  • Donation with a challenge

    The Rev. Lee Shepherd presents a $200 donation to Randy Roccia, Salvation Army kettle coordinator, at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The church’s missions committee raised the money through a variety of fundraisers, including monthly children’s penny offerings.

    Roccia issued a challenge to other churches, businesses and organizations to match or beat the donated amount.

  • Roland’s Jewelry to sell earrings for $5, donate all to local food pantry

    TELL CITY – Ken Roland of Roland’s Jewelry in downtown Tell City has found a creative way to help families in need this Christmas.

    Roland’s Jewelry is selling platinum-colored cultured pearl earrings for $5 and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to the Perry County Food Coalition.

    “My family and I are very grateful to this community, which allows us to stay in business for so long,” said Roland.

  • Silent auction planned for Friday at school

    PERRY COUNTY – A silent-acution fundraiser planned for Friday, Dec. 12, will raise money to help Tell City-Troy Township eighth-graders pay for a planned spring trip to Washington, D.C.

    The event will be held in the cafeteria hallway and bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bids will be accepted until 7:30. Winners will be announced during halftime of the Tell City varsity game.

  • Correction

    The News erred in reporting last Monday Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt may violate the law in withholding bonuses from teachers who have left the school district.

  • Council signs contract for oversight of sewer project

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 10 to sign a $91,000 contract with Commonwealth Engineers of Indianapolis for work to be performed on waste-water lines and a Fourth Street lift station.

    Company spokesman Eric Parsley said services will include a preliminary design, review with city officials, “then once that’s approved we’ll move into final design. At that point, we’ll have plans and specs ready to go to bid.”