Local News

  • Troy to host kids Halloween party

    TROY - The annual Troy kids' Halloween party has been set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Troy fire station. Games, treats and hay rides will be available. A costume contest will also be held. The public is invited.


  • Churches offer safe Halloween alternatives

    TELL CITY - Several Tell City churches are planning events as alternatives to Halloween trick-or-treating.

    Explosion of Fun

    Community Christian Church will host its Explosion of Fun 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 821 10th St. The event is geared for children ages 5 through sixth grade. The third floor will be devoted to bean bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, SkeeBall and Go Fish. There will be free popcorn. There is no cost to the event and candy will be passed out.

  • Street-repair work could begin today

    TELL CITY — Work to repair expansion joints on Main and Washington streets could begin this week. The city will notify business owners and residents before work begins.

    The repairs will remove the elevated ridges that form at joints along the concrete surface of the streets that create bumps for drivers.

  • Hydrant flushing begins in Tell City, Cannelton

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants today. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Cannelton Utilities workers will also begin flushing in that city today. Work should be complete by Tuesday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • School bands vie for $1,000 prize

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can help the Tell City Marching Marksmen or the Perry Central Marching Commodores win $1,000 in television station WFIE's Ultimate Battle of the Bands now until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Voting is conducted by going to www.14wfie.com, clicking on "Sports" and "Click here to vote for Battle of the Bands."

  • TCHS performers sell fruit by box

    TELL CITY - Tell City band students are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov. 17. Available are juice and navel oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December. Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information.

  • Breaking News UpdateState police investigate 19-year-old's death

    FRIDAY UPDATE - TROY - State police spokesman Chad Dick notified The News Thursday they haven't yet determined how a 19-year-old man died near Troy Wednesday. They believe the rifle shot that killed him was self-inflicted, but don't know whether it was accidental or intentional.


    TROY - State police believe a 19-year-old found Wednesday in a wooded area near Troy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Grant funds add new cars to two departments

    CANNELTON - "I am excited," Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said. "We finally got chosen for a criminal-justice grant for a car."

    It was similar news at Tell City's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Oct. 5 as Chief Greg Hendershot announced that his department had been approved for a similar grant.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the board of public works and safety and common council Monday, Dickenson said the city qualified for $26,060 to boost a police-car fleet he called "deteriorating."

  • Local pastor named bishop of Cheyenne

    TELL CITY - The Rev. Paul D. Etienne, a Tell City native who returned home this summer to shepherd two Perry County congregations, was named Monday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo.

    The 50-year-old Etienne, who is pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and St. Mark Catholic Church north of Tell City, will be ordained a bishop and installed as the eighth bishop of Cheyenne in early December.

  • TC marching band advances to semistate

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City's Marching Marksmen didn't feel good about the performance at regional competition Saturday, but did well enough to advance to the semistate level this weekend.

    Director Barry Reasoner seeks his students' feedback when they return to their buses after performing and before awards tell them how judges liked their show. He pointed out, however, that the students are their own worst critics and "hold themselves to a very high standard."