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Today's News

  • Band with local ties vying for spot in Battle of The Bands contest

    PERRY COUNTY – Unforgettable Summer, a new alternative rock band from Indianapolis, is competing for a chance to participate in Rockin River City Ride battle at Casino Aztar. Two band members, Bryce Schneider and Ian Schneider, have local ties with Tell City and Cannelton.

    They are the sons of Burke and Judy Hagerdon Schneider, who are 1972 graduates of Tell City High School and the grandsons of Ray and Louise Hagerdon, Lois Schneider May and the late Charles Schneider.

  • Birth announcements, Feb. 2

    Carter Ellis Thompson
    Ben and Dana Thompson of Franklin announce the birth of their son, Carter Ellis Thompson, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Community South Hospital in Greenwood.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Thompson is the former Dana Scherzer.
    Grandparents are Robert and Marjorie Scherzer of New Boston, Pam Thompson of Lamar and the late Jerry Ellis Thompson.

  • Cannelton’s 1962 twirlers

    This photo from the January 1962 issue of The Cannelton News shows a class of twirlers from Cannelton ahead of their performance at the Owensboro Sportscenter during a Kentucky Wesleyan basketball game. Twirlers pictured who were then in first through eighth grades, from the left, are Denny Lyons, Teddy Guillaum, David Hattenbach, Bobby Powers, Bobby Lawalin, Bill Donovan, Tom Hattenbach, Dick Powers, Eddie Lawalin and Rick Miller.

  • Public invited to Tell City High School Health Fair Feb. 10

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a school-wide health fair for students in grades 7 through 12 Feb. 10 in the auxiliary gym from. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is also invited to attend.

  • Winter beef production educational series continues with focus on forages

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will continue Feb. 9. The program will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and begins at 6:30 p.m.

    The Feb. 9 program will focus on forage management and will be presented by Jason Tower, farm manager at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center. It will include information on renovating and weed management of pastures and hayfields.

    The cost of the program is $5 per person to cover materials provided.

  • Go West, Young Man

    Editor’s Note: During the 75th anniversary of the Hoosier National Forest in 2011, several monthly columns about the history of the forest appeared in southern Indiana newspapers. Many of the columns resulted in people calling in with more information or to request programs. But one column on the Civilian Conservation Corps camps that served on the forest enjoyed an unprecedented amount of interest, said Tina Ligman, a Forest Service public-affairs specialist.

  • Tell City Historical Society preserves rich memories of Ken-Rad, GE

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of features from the Tell City Historical Society Museum. This article profiles the history of the Ken-Rad and General Electric operations covering several decades of city history.

  • Cannelton extends financial hand to developers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s economic development committee are sending recommendations to the city’s common council to approve an economic-development loan for one man and a tax abatement for another.

    The committee met Jan. 25 to consider the requests from Herb Hawker and Rob Moskos, respectively.

  • Reports offer snapshot of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the public-notices section of this site.

  • Goffinet seeks 2nd term

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Giving praise to her staff and others for six years of work she said has reshaped the county’s judiciary, Judge Lucy Goffinet announced her bid for a second term Friday. Surrounded by supporters inside Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit for the announcement, Goffinet joked she was worried during the week that few people would come to what was a local kickoff to her quest for a second six-year term. The Democrat, who was elected in 2006, formally filed for office last month in Indianapolis.