Today's News

  • Troy seeks federal grant for infrastructure work

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A million-dollar infrastructure-improvement project may soon be in the works in the town of Troy. The town council voted Dec. 10 during a specially scheduled public hearing to advance its application for a U.S. Economic Development Administration public works grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Leistner to join Tell City’s police force

    TELL CITY – From an early age, Matthew Leistner knew he wanted to be a city police officer. The 23-year-old’s dreams came true last Monday as he was hired by the city’s board of public works and safety as a full-time patrolman for the Tell City Police Department.
    He fills a vacancy created by the resignation last month of Greg Linne.

  • Volunteers needed to staff red kettles

    TELL CITY – Volunteers are needed to ring bells at Salvation Army red kettles at Wal-Mart entrances between now and Christmas.
    Money collected in the red kettles each year helps people pay costs of utilities, rent, prescriptions and sometimes, transportation, according to Joan Hess, service representative for the organization.

    Ninety percent of the money collected in Perry County stays here, she also said, and none of it goes toward administrative costs.

  • William Tell recognized for fostering understanding, inclusion
  • Girl Scout cookie program announces online ordering

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of members within Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s 11-county jurisdiction are taking orders for eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies through Jan. 16. 

    The 2015 cookie lineup includes Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Caramel DeLites, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Cranberry Citrus Crisps.

    These varieties of cookies are free of trans preservatives and artificial colors, and chocolate varieties are made with 100 percent real cocoa.

  • Tell City Knights of Columbus dedicates new nativity scene

    Grand Knight Clarence Franchville holds a flashlight Tuesday evening as the Rev. Barnabas Gillespie OSB, chaplain for Tell City Knights of Columbus, blesses a new nativity scene erected outside the K of C home.

    The scene, complete with the infant Jesus, Joseph, Mary and Magi, was purchased with a gift from the Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey Foundation. The Ramseys were present as Gillespie recited a prayer and dedicated the nativity scene as a reminder of the Christmas season.

  • Recorder says she has no proof files here have been ‘harvested’

    PERRY COUNTY – A report in the Dec. 4 edition of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat described an alleged theft of public records from that county’s recorder’s office. An assertion in that report that Perry County may also have been a victim may have been overstated, according to Mary Lee Smith, recorder for this county.

    The Journal-Democrat has offices in Rockport but shares an editor and other staff and publication facilities with the News.

  • School board rescinds teacher firings, approves resignations


    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 20 to rescind their June and July 2012 cancellations of teaching contracts for Donna Bryan and Michael Stenftenagel. They then voted to accept both teachers’ resignations.

    The firings of both teachers stemmed from a May 2012 student protest of what they said was the school administration’s refusal to accept Stenftenagel’s retirement request.

  • Plans in place for third Silvesternacht

    TELL CITY – A scavenger hunt, pub crawl, photo booth and evening social are just a few of the new and returning events planned for Tell City’s Silvesternacht celebration Dec. 31.

  • Council thanks outgoing officials

    Outgoing County Councilman Stan Goffinet examines a plaque presented to him Thursday by Councilman Steve Goodson, who commended his “hard work and dedication in county government.” “I appreciate it and I’ve enjoyed working with everybody and I’ve learned a lot,” Goffinet replied. Councilman Chet Mathena was to have received a plaque, as well, but was absent from the meeting. Both of the outgoing councilmen were defeated in May’s primary election and will be replaced by Danny Bolin and John Taylor, respectively, in January.