Today's News

  • School officials: Many students still lack mandatory vaccinations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Two hundred fifty-seven letters went out to parents whose children weren’t in compliance with new immunization requirements, “and we’re making phone calls to homes,” Laura Noble reported at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday.

  • Cannelton seeks ramp builder

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner Charlie Davis is still looking for someone who can replace a ramp to help wheelchair-using residents enjoy the city’s boat ramp.

    Councilman John Young III said during a board of public works and safety meeting last Monday neither of two contractors he’d contacted returned his calls.

    Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said she contacted a city official in Troy, who couldn’t remember who built a grant-funded wheelchair ramp in use there.

  • New class kicks off leadership program’s 20th year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – Charting their personality differences, building teamwork skills and constructing a timeline of important events in the history of Perry County were just some of the activities the 15 members of this year’s Leadership Perry County class took part in during an overnight retreat Sept. 10-11.

  • New engine adds to forest’s firefighting arsenal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new fire engine just placed into service at the Hoosier National Forest Ranger Station in Tell City offers federal firefighters a powerful tool in controlling blazes and in conducting prescribed fires. It also stands ready to aid local fire departments in a nine-county area.

  • Cleanup resumes, a bite at a time

    A track hoe operator works to separate metal from other debris at former furniture-factory buildings on Franklin Street.

  • City awards parking lot bid

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A portion of nearly $2 million obtained by Tell City under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant will be used to construct a parking lot on 10th Street near one of the city’s most-used athletic fields.

    J.H. Rudolph & Co. was awarded the bid to construct the lot on city-owned lots across from Dennis Kress Memorial Park and Little League fields.

  • New principal: School’s opening, transition smooth

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I just got to luck into a smooth transition,” Sara Maas told Tell City-Troy Township School Board members at a regular meeting Tuesday. The new William Tell Elementary School principal had just told them a back-to-school cookout was “extremely successful,” with hot weather and crowding the only problems identified by parents.

  • New Harmony outserves Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Missed serves hurt Cannelton in a 25-22, 25-18, 27-25 volleyball loss to New Harmony Saturday.

    Allicyn Garrett served six aces and made five kills to lead Cannelton.
    Sarah Powers added four kills and eight digs. Leah Mascolo made six digs and served four aces, and Taylor Lawalin and Sammie James each had five assists.
    New Harmony also won the junior varsity match in straight sets.
    Cannelton, 0-7 in varsity and 0-4 in JV, will host Rock Creek Christian Academy Friday at 5 p.m.

  • Marksmen 7th in PAC tourney

    OAKLAND CITY—Amber Fentress shot her best round of the season but Tell City finished seventh among seven teams in the PAC girls golf tourney Saturday.

  • Commodores place 2nd in Evansville tourney

    EVANSVILLE—A balanced spiking attack helped Perry Central place second in Evansville Central’s eight-team volleyball tourney Saturday.