Local News

  • Chief's role becomes permanent

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief was sworn in to the role permanently between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Feb. 8.

  • Schools' staffs prepare for upcoming junior-high closure

    TELL CITY - Staff members of all three Tell City-Troy Township schools have been meeting to work out details for how the closure of the city's junior-high school will affect students and the school board voted to officially change the name of Tell City High School during a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Students finishing fifth grade this year will continue report to William Tell Elementary, Principal Laura Noble said.

    "We had a very positive (kindergarten through sixth-grade) transition meeting at our building last week," she said.

  • Reservist named officer of the year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton police officer and reserve-force commander John Kleeman was named the city's 2009 police officer of the year during a board of public works and safety meeting Feb. 8.

  • Prescribed burns planned in Hoosier NF

    TELL CITY - Four prescribed burns are planned in coming weeks on the southern area of the Hoosier National Forest, Fire Program Manager Mike Davis announced last week. Davis said the control lines are already in place so the burns could occur now through April 15, depending on weather conditions. The burns are conducted to improve habitat for wildlife and reduce fuels.

  • Swiss Plywood denied Trade Adjustment aid

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Department of Labor has denied a request from the workers of Swiss Plywood to be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

    The application was filed by Pat Jarboe on behalf of the workers and was denied Jan. 15. Reasons for the denial are various and any employee wishing to view the letter and ask for reconsideration from the Department of Labor should contact Pat Jarboe at 836-4204. It must be done in writing by Feb. 15 (today).

  • Marriage workshop set for March 5, 6 in Derby

    DERBY - A marriage workshop sponsored by Community Marriage Builders will be held March 5 and 6 at the Glenn Wood Hills Retreat Center near Derby. 

  • TCHS senior night scheduled for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Student Council will host the annual winter senior recognition night Friday. 

    This ceremony will recognize the parents and the seniors who are playing on a winter sports team this year.

    The recognition will take place between the junior varsity and varsity games against Heritage Hills. The beginning time for the ceremony will be approximately 7:10 p.m. Parents and students participating in the recognition should meet in sophomore hall (across from the cafeteria) at 7 p.m.

  • Girl Scouts announce cookie booth sale dates

    TELL CITY - Girl Scout cookies will be delivered today at the National Guard Armory in Tell City.

    Troops will pick up their orders at the armory and then set times for girls to pick up individual orders. One hundred Perry County Scouts sold 984 cases of cookies for a total of 11,808 boxes.

  • William Tell students to Jump Rope For Heart

    TELL CITY - Students at William Tell Elementary will participate in Jump Rope For Heart Tuesday as a community service project. Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  • Historical society to sponsor workshop

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society will conduct a workshop for people researching their local family lineage. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. March 7 in the society's meeting room.

    There is no charge for admission to the museum or workshop.

    A presentation will be led by Mark L. Ress, museum curator, who will explain many of the lesser known county records available at the museum.