Local News

  • Students hold Penny War for shelter pets

    CANNELTON – The fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Myers Grade School spent time learning about animals and their care at the Perry County Animal Shelter. Students have been bringing in monetary donations and supplies to help the shelter.

    The kids have been participating in service learning and seeing first-hand that caring for a pet is fun but also requires effort and dedication.

  • Cannelton releases list of honor students

    CANNELTON - Cannelton schools has released the honor rolls for the first semester of the academic year.

    Second nine weeks

    • First-grade distinguished: Brianna Evans, Gage Garrett, Caleb Hulse, Jacie James, Brenna Smith and Rylan Snyder; honor roll: Kiera Woodrum.

    • Second-grade distinguished: Taylor DuPont, Bria Garrett, Kylie Anastasiades, Makayla Hulse, Gabby Stowe, Keaton Walls, Ian White and Caine Woodrum; honor roll: Brayden Puckett and Dylan Ridener.

  • TCJSHS honor roll announced

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior-Senior High School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the academic year.

  • Goals set for Relay For Life, meeting Monday at Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals. This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Tell City to celebrate basketball homecoming Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Student Council is proud to host 2015 basketball homecoming ceremony.

    Homecoming will be Saturday, Feb. 7, between the varsity and junior-varsity basketball games against Gibson Southern, approximately 7:15 p.m. Candidates for this year’s homecoming king and queen are:

  • Menus Week of Feb. 9 – 13

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Beverly Schroeder, who passed away Jan. 25. She was laid to rest Jan. 29 in Greeenwood Cemetery in Tell City. May she rest in peace.

    Melissa Seibert of Indianapolis spent the weekend with her parents, Charlie and Herbie Seibert. Also visiting over the weekend were Chester and Vonda Bayer and son Cade Bayer of Birdseye.

  • Junior high students seek photos from 2011-present for project

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School is in need of pictures of Tell City Junior High activities, clubs, sports and events from 2011 to today for a school project.

    Anyone willing to share photos can send them via email to shelly.goodrich@tellcity.k12.in.us as an attachment or take a flash drive, CD or print to the school. Photos can be scanned. Photos may also be mailed to the school with “Shelly Goodrich - Jr. High pics” marked on the envelope.

  • Record cattle prices, more feed drive herd expansion for first time since 2007

    WEST LAFAYETTE –The expansion of the nation’s cattle herds for the first time since 2007 is largely the result of record-high cattle prices and the availability of more abundant feed, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.

    Hurt, analyzing a U.S. Department of Agriculture semiannual report that cattle numbers have increased by slightly more than 1 percent following seven years of decline, said there were multiple incentives for expansion in 2014.

  • Home damaged in Tuesday fire

    An electric space heater placed near a couch was the likely cause of a fire Tuesday morning that damaged a ground-level apartment in a home in the 900 block of Main Street. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control but there was damage from fire and smoke.