Today's News

  • Knights' Tootsie Roll drive coming Friday and Saturday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Knights of Columbus' annual Tootsie Roll drive for special-needs residents is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

    Local Knights will accept donations Friday and Saturday at four locations: Tell City Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Noble's IGA and Old National Bank's branch on Indiana 66.

    All money raised stays in Perry County.

  • Free fishing derby for kids returning May 31

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest is sponsoring the 13th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday, May 31.

    The event is free and is be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fishing and casting contests begin at 8:45.

    There will be two fishing heats, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided, followed by awards and prizes.

  • Teen Car Show returns

    TELL CITY - The second annual Teen Car Show returns this spring with a new location. The event begins at 1 p.m. May 10 in the 600 block of Main Street in Tell City and more than $500 in prizes will be awarded.

    Registration begins at noon for teens entering in these categories: best sound system, most miles, best dent, best school spirit, best junk in the trunk, best paint job, best wheels, antique (meaning the car is older than the teenager), the dirtiest and the coolest.

  • City leaders consider loan rules

    Councilman wants tighter controls

    CANNELTON - Cannelton needs to implement rules for people borrowing city money to start or boost their businesses, Councilman Adam Goffinet suggested at a March 10 meeting of the city council. The issue arose again at an April 14 meeting.

    "Adam presented this some time ago," city attorney Chris Goffinet said. "We don't have guidelines (specifying) under what rules do we loan money, when do we expect it to be repaid and so on."

  • State highways to be designated bike routes

    Roads offer safe, scenic ride from Tell City to French Lick

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana highways 37 and 145 have been approved as a bicyclists' route from Tell City to French Lick, Bob Ramsbottom reported at a county council meeting Thursday.

    The county councilman is also on the Indiana Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors, he said in explaining that he asked state Rep. Russ Stilwell for the roads' designation.

    "We're trying to provide safe bicycle routes," Ramsbottom said, explaining the two highways are safe because of their wide shoulders.

  • Cannelton to rejoin PCDC

    Mayor feels city 'lost 12 years of opportunity'

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting April 14 to rejoin the Perry County Development Corp. after a 12-year absence.

    "I personally feel we lost 12 years of opportunity," Mayor Smokey Graves said. "We just have not stepped forward from that day, we haven't gone anywhere."

  • Alumnus chosen for assistant principal

    PC student heading to nation's capital this summer

    LEOPOLD - New Assistant Principal Seth Clark should feel at home when he begins his job at Perry Central High School Aug. 1. It's his alma mater.

    A 1997 Commodore graduate and currently a teacher at Springs Valley High School, Clark was hired at last Monday's school-board meeting. School Superintendent Mary Roberson said Clark has completed his Indiana school-administrator's license and is working toward his doctorate.

  • Property tax bills delayed

    Auditor: They'll be issued later this summer

    TELL CITY - Property-tax bills won't be due May 10 this year, as they usually are, as county officials cope with new requirements and await data from Indianapolis that will allow them to begin the process of preparing statements for mailing.

    "I hope to have a much better idea by mid-May," County Auditor Connie Berger said Friday. "What is clear is that there won't be a May 10 deadline."

  • Meth looms large in abuse, neglect cases

    Child-services workers cite impact on children

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part story written in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    PERRY COUNTY - Dirty homes and physical and sexual abuse are problems some children here have to contend with, "but the biggest thing we're seeing is the meth issue," said Amy Tempel, supervisor for the Perry County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • McClintic plays good floor game in HBCA

    EVANSVILLE - Her shooting was rusty but the other parts of Kara McClintic's game were strong in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association's girls all-star game Sunday.

    The Tell City senior started at point guard for the West team and had six assists, five rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in 27 minutes of action.

    Her first assist was probably her best, a nice thread-the-needle pass to Northeast Dubois star Allie Matheis for a wide open layup.

    McClintic had two assists in the last 50 seconds of the first half to help the West build a 45-38 halftime lead.