Local News

  • Coroner candidates outline reasons for running

    TELL CITY - Charlie Baumeister wants to ensure coroner's duties are carried out professionally.

  • Plans in place for 2010 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Plans are being finalized for this year's Kenny Kellems Camp with a Camp, sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department.  Dates for this year's camp are Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18. Youth entering sixth through ninth grades are eligible to attend and the cost is $25 per child.  Any child interested is encouraged to call the police department at 547-2111 or visit www.freewebs.com/ canneltonpd/.

  • TCJHS recycling phonebooks, other items

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School is collecting old PSCI phonebooks until Thursday.  Send phonebook donations with any junior-high student or drop them by the school.  House points will be awarded for collecting the most books. TCJHS continues to collect old cell phones (battery included), laptops, ink jets, digital cameras, video cameras and MP3 players. 

    The school encourages the community to help in recycling these products. 

  • City schools to sponsor summer food service

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools plan to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals under 18 years of age.  It will be held at the Cannelton High School cafeteria. The program will start June 7 and end July 23. 

    Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon. 

  • Girl Scouts set camp dates

    PERRY COUNTY - All girls entering first through 12th grades in fall 2010 can attend the Girl Scouts summer day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9 at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, Ky.  Campers will spend the days learning about the ozone, reducing their carbon footprint, hiking, swimming and working on craft projects. Camp has been moved to Vastwood to keep camp costs low.

  • Gardening workshops to be offered

    PERRY COUNTY - Recently there has been an increased interest in raising backyard gardens. Many of these individuals may have little to no experience in vegetable production. To assist these individuals, two workshops will be held in upcoming weeks. Both of these workshops will take place during the lunch hour and participants are encouraged to take their lunches with them to the workshop. They will begin at 12:15 p.m. and conclude by 12:45 p.m.

  • Earth Day program Thursday

    TELL CITY - An ongoing Wellness 2010 program will continue Thursday with a 6 p.m. event in Tell City's City Hall Park. Organizer Tony Hollinden said the evening program, which marks Earth Day, will include food, fellowship and a 2-mile walk and run. Tree seedlings will be given away. For more information, call Hollinden at 547-3441 or City Hall at 547-5511. 

  • Candidates in the spotlight tonight

    TELL CITY - Candidates vying in contested races for county offices will share their reasons for running, goals if elected and respond to some of the questions voters want to have answered during a forum that begins at 6 p.m. today.

  • Tell City breaks ground on 'history-making' project

    TELL CITY - A project years in the making and called historic by the city's mayor kicked off Wednesday with words of praise and the cutting of a red ribbon.

    The ceremony marked the formal start of Tell City's $12 million effort to eliminate combination-sewer overflows, a construction job that will take place over about 18 months and eliminate discharges of wastewater that occur during periods of rain.

  • Cannelton's fire chief, assistant step down

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's fire chief and assistant chief announced Monday they will relinquish their positions at the end of the month.

    Chief Charlie Little said he's leaving the city, and since department bylaws require the chief to reside in the city, he'll no longer be eligible to serve in the position. With 15 years on the department, he is eligible to and will retire, he told members of the city's board of public works and safety and common council in regular meetings.