Local News

  • Derby racer takes second

    MOUNT PLEASANT - Mount Pleasant resident Andy Goffinet earned second place Saturday in what he called the second-largest demolition derby event in Illinois, "where most of the big derbies are held."

    Driving a "fresh" 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, one never run in a demolition derby previously, Goffinet said he could have taken the $1,000 first prize if race officials hadn't opted to pull apart three locked-together cars. He was the last one moving in the Spring Explosion in Georgetown, Ill., event, he said, which normally would have made him the winner.

  • Cannelton students' donation helps animals look their best

    CANNELTON - Cannelton third-graders donated a new grooming kit to the staff of the Perry County Animal Shelter Friday, then enjoyed a tasty thank-you offered by the staff.

    The grooming kit was purchased through a Learning to Give grant sponsored by The League, according to their teacher, Joan Goble.

    The organization encourages youngsters to contribute to their communities through projects such as planting trees and collecting food for the hungry

  • Tree-planting will honor Kellems Monday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will plant a tree at Gazebo Park at 9 a.m. Monday in memory of Kenneth Kellems and his service to that organization, according to Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

    "Having served on this committee myself, I can tell you that Kenny was a valuable resource to the group," she said.

    Tell City police detective Alan Malone and Cannelton Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves will speak.

  • Second notices ease fee collections

    TELL CITY - County residents responded very well to a second notice sent out to those who failed to respond to their annual Perry County Recycling Management District user fee bills, district Executive Director Paul Alvey said at a regular board-of-directors meeting April 23.

    "We tried something just a little bit different this year - we sent a second notice out to some folks who may have forgotten to pay their fee, and we've had a very, very positive response to that second notice."

  • Cannelton students participate in annual science fair April 9

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools preschool through high-school students participated in an annual science fair April 9 at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Those in fifth and lower grades showcased class projects, while older students were judged on individual and small-group projects on various types of scientific studies, according to Joan Goble, a third-grade teacher who said projects included recycling paper, water studies, sound travel, airplane flight and more.

  • Group offering grant help

    PERRY COUNTY - A workshop for people who'd like to apply for Perry County Substance Abuse Committee grant funds will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Perry County Memorial Hospital's first-floor education room.

    Applications and guidance will be available and any questions will be answered, according to Mary Raider, committee chairwoman. She can be reached at (812) 568-4172 for further information.

  • TC utility bills changing color

    TELL CITY - Residents of Tell City will find their monthly water, sewer, stormwater and trash bills have a new color to them.

    Officer manager Janet Damin said the usual cream-colored cards will be replaced with white card stock in the May 1 billing being mailed this week.

    "It's the same format but just another color," she said. "We want to let our customers know to be looking for them."

  • Flu threat halts offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - As a precautionary measure against the growing outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, all offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility and other Hoosier adult and juvenile facilities have been halted.

    There have been no cases of the flu virus at any correctional facility but the Indiana Department of Correction hopes to prevent the virus from infecting offenders who live in close proximity to one another or correctional staff.

  • Income surveys in TC mailboxes this week

    TELL CITY - An income survey getting under way in Tell City this week could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community as it vies for grants administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    City leaders ask residents who receive the surveys to carefully complete and return them.

    "We can't stress enough how important this information is in helping the city compete for some of these funds," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday.

  • Grant will bolster fitness efforts at William Tell

    TELL CITY - A $25,422 Safe Routes to School Grant awarded to William Tell Elementary School will complement a Sidewalks-to-Schools Grant received by the city, Principal Laura Noble announced at a school-board meeting April 14.