Local News

  • New and returning officials sworn in

    TELL CITY – County officials swept into office in November's election were sworn in Wednesday.

    Deputy County Clerk Jean Schulthise oversaw the brief courthouse ceremony. Accepting their oaths of office were Jane James, who begins a second four-year term as county recorder.

    Also sworn in was Glenn Etienne, who will serve four years as county surveyor, replacing longtime surveyor Harold Lynch.

  • Dinner guests to don their detective hats Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – The Pink Lace Diamond. It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests Jan. 24 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and member of the arts association.

    The mystery involves the discovery of a dead body at a plush resort and a large pink diamond.  

  • Leibering, co-worker graduate from inspector-training program

    CANNELTON – Two employees of a local lumber company, including a Cannelton man, recently completed training at a worldwide recognized inspector training school.

    Brandon Leibering of Cannelton and Kyle Hughes of Lamar, both employees of Leibering Lumber & Logging, graduated Dec. 12 from the National Hardwood Lumber Association Inspector Training School.

  • Electric utility offers college scholarships

    TELL CITY — The Operation Round Up board of trustees is accepting applications for $500 scholarships Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, with disbursement for the fall semester of 2009.  

    Eligible students must be scheduled to attend their sophomore or higher year in the fall of 2009 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The student or parents must also be a member of Southern Indiana Power and participate in the Operation Round Up program.  

  • Hoosier National Forest offers Christmas tree recycling program

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species.

    Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Scholarship opportunities offered

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

    The Community Scholarship Program is made up of 25 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the foundation.

  • Saturday Lincoln program shares September's Journey of Remembrance

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host a special program Saturday about the recent Journey of Remembrance flatboat trip that took place as part of Spencer County's observance of the Lincoln Bicentennial.  

    The journey, which set sail Sept. 9, retraced Lincoln's 1828 flatboat trip from Rockport to New Orleans, La., when the then 19-year-old future president transported a load of produce for a local merchant.

    It was on this trip where Lincoln witnessed a slave auction while in New Orleans, an event that cemented his anti-slavery views.

  • Locally filmed outdoors program airing Wednesday

    TELL CITY — A programming change on the Versus television network has postponed a locally filmed hunting program's air date until Wednesday.

    The Campbell Outdoor Challenge's turkey hunt filmed in the spring was supposed to air Dec. 31 but is now scheduled for noon Wednesday. Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Outgoing commissioner honored
  • Swiss Plywood closing its doors

    TELL CITY – Swiss Plywood closed its doors this week, falling victim to the nation’s struggling domestic furniture industry and a deepening recession.

    Bill Borders, chairman of Swiss Plywood, said Monday he was in the process of notifying approximately 40 employees of the decision. Officials announced in December that the company would halt production by the end of the year unless a buyer could be found.

    Another furniture company had considered buying Swiss Plywood but economic conditions prevented the deal from moving forward.