Local News

  • Vandalism cases probed in TC

    TELL CITY - Police continue to search for the identity of one or more people who vandalized several vehicles last week.

    Tell City officers said several vehicles were vandalized either the night of Friday, Nov. 13 or early Saturday, Nov. 14, including an incident in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in which someone poured oil over a vehicle's windshield and dented a quarter panel.

  • Chamber to sponsor local retail promotion

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will once again sponsor a hometown Christmas retail promotion starting Friday.

    Participating businesses will display decorated boxes where shoppers can register with an entry form they will receive for each $5 purchase in the store to win Christmas cash.

    The cash will be in the form of chamber gift certificates worth more than $1,000. Businesses will draw a name each Friday in December.

  • Santa Claus special postmark available

    SANTA CLAUS - The Santa Claus post office is offering a special "picture postmark" to cancel postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    The post office is the only one in the world that has Santa's name and has offered the special "picture postmark" each holiday season since 1983. Each year's holiday postmark is designed by a local high-school art student as part of an annual contest.

  • Legion to commemorate Pearl Harbor, World War II

    TELL CITY - The Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Dec. 7 in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served.

    The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

    At 4 p.m. a dinner will be served in appreciation of all World War II veterans.

  • Maurices to hold Toys for Tots Drive

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Dec. 10.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    "We are proud to be a part of this community, one that's always so generous to others who are less fortunate," says store manager Lynn Fulkerson.

  • Festival of Lights set for Dec. 12, 19

    SANTA CLAUS - The neighborhoods of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will host the 25th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19.

    Over eight tour miles will be decorated with thousands of lights, Christmas decorations and animated displays.

    A live nativity scene will also be set up. A gingerbread recreation center will be available with free refreshments.

    Special awards for the best neighborhood theme, individual home and kids' selection will be given.

  • Perry County teddy bear tea party

    CANNELTON - Kaye Daugherty, Dianne Rudolph, Mary Jane Newton and Charlena Williams will sponsor a Perry County teddy bear tea party from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cannelton Council meeting room at the Cannelton Library.

    The idea for the party came about when the four women wanted to hold a tea party for their granddaughters, Williams explained. "Then we wanted to open it up to the community," she said. "We also wanted to do something for the library."

  • Indiana 66 work bumped to 2016

    TELL CITY – Improvements to Indiana 66 between Cannelton and Tell City projected for 2011 has been delayed until 2016, according to a document provided by Alvin Evans, who said it may not occur at all.

    The president of J.H. Rudolph and Co. and of the Perry County Port Authority was fielding a question from The News after a special meeting Monday of the latter body when he reported the delay.

    "Essentially it's being scrapped because there's no money after 2013," he said, "but (officially) it's delayed until 2016."

  • Smoking, pregnancy don't mix

    PERRY COUNTY – Ranking high in statewide statistics can be a blessing or a curse. To Lincoln Hills Development Corp. employees Jan Sprinkle and Christal Moskos, Perry County's standing in the percentage of expectant women who smoke is a lot like an ashtray.

    It stinks.

    A 2006 study ranked the county second in the state in the percentage of pregnant women who admitted smoking. A 2007 study  pegged the percentage at 47 percent, behind only LaGrange and Washington counties.

  • Smoking and pregnant women

    INDIANAPOLIS — Here are some statistics about the effects of smoking on pregnant women and their unborn children.

    • In the United States, more than 20 percent of women smoke. However, only 9 percent of women in underdeveloped countries smoke.

    • If all the pregnant women in the U.S. stopped smoking, there would be about an 11-percent reduction in stillbirths and 5-percent reduction in newborn deaths.

    • Smoking doubles a woman's risk of having a low birth weight baby and preterm deliveries.