Today's News

  • Hagedorn makes dean’s list at Belmont University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kalin Hagedorn of Sparta, N.J., qualified for the spring 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

  • Tucker promotes former News lifestyle editor

    EVANSVILLE – Trista J. Lutgring has been promoted to the position of senior writer at Tucker Publishing Group.

    She previously served as staff writer since March 2015. Prior to her affiliation with Tucker Publishing Group, Lutgring worked as a sales representative and feature writer at the Perry County News in Tell City, Indiana. In 2012, she was awarded second place in Best Sports Feature category of the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Grace Ellis Pagragan

    Marine Cpt. Jacob Pagragan and his wife, Emily, of Lexington, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Ellis Pagragan, born on June 20, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grace was welcomed home by her brothers, James, 6, Finn, 5 and Liam, 4, and her sister Keeley, 2.

    The mother is the former Emily Henrickson of Lunenburg, Mass. Maternal grandparents are Will and Jackie Henrickson of New London, Conn. Paternal grandparents are William and Jennifer Rodgers Pagragan of Richland.

  • Coraline Rose Wheatley

    Alicia Doogs and Nathan Wheatley of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Coraline Rose Wheatley. She was delivered May 9, 2016, at 3:53 p.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Karen and Rodney Doogs of Cannelton.

    Paternal grandparent is Lynetta Schwartz of Navarre, Fla. Great-grandparents include Merle Doogs, Jeanetta Sims and Ronald Schwartz.

  • New assistant principal a familiar face

    Weatherholt has been Title 1 administrator at William Tell


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When students head back to William Tell Elementary in just a few short weeks, they will be greeted by a new assistant principal. Local educator Margaret “Margie” Weatherholt has been selected to serve in the position.

    She is taking over for outgoing assistant Mark Wahl who recently resigned from Tell City Schools to accept a head principal job at Fort Branch Community School.

  • Junk, trash violations may have consequences (Amended)


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton city officials continue to be proactive in the appearance of their community. Most recently, a now vacant home at (815) St. Louis Ave. in Cannelton is an eyesore that city Councilman Melvin McBrayer would like to see cleaned up.

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  • Library employees to see small pay increase


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The percentage increase is small but Perry County Public Library employees can expect to see an increase in pay on upcoming paychecks, specifically a 1-percent increase for salaried employees and 25 cents more per hour for hourly employees.

    An unexpected increase in funding led to the decision to pass on a raise to library staff.

  • German American announces appointments

    JASPER – German American Bancorp Inc. and its banking subsidiary, German American Bancorp have announced a number of promotions to its executive and senior officer group.

    Mark A. Schroeder, chairman and chief executive officer, made the following comments regarding the announcement, “In response to the tremendous growth we‘ve experienced as a company in recent years and in preparation for what we see as continued, excellent prospects for future growth, we are very pleased to announce the following executive promotions.”

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.