Today's News

  • Tell City holds line on salaries for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, keeping in place a small increase adopted this summer for 2011. No additional pay increases are planned for next year as the city continues to control costs in the face of uncertain future funding.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September and those raises, the first for 2010, took effect Oct. 1.

  • Works board denies street-vacation request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday he’s not comfortable permitting anything that would increase the number of inoperable cars in the city.

    He was responding at a regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety to a request by Wayne Greer of Perry County Auto Sales and Towing to vacate streets in the city so he can move the business from its current location near Hospital Road in Tell City.

  • Sunset Over Oriole Pond

    The setting sun reflects on the surface of Oriole Pond Nov. 14, capping a weekend that brought much-needed rain Saturday afternoon and night and sunny, cooler conditions Sunday.

  • Parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY  – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its  6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Cannelton officer, new canine ready for beat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson introduced a new police dog, coincidentally also named Eric, at city meetings Nov. 8.

    Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo three weeks of training in Kokomo to become the animal’s handler, he explained, with costs covered by grant funding that helped secure the canine.

    “The dog knows what he’s doing. It’s Lee that needs the training,” Dickenson said with a smile.

  • Cannelton basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    24    Wood Memorial (1A)    T    7:30
    27    Tell City (2A)    H    7:30
    30    McLean County    H    7:30
      3    Perry Central (2A)    T    8:00
      4    South Central (Elizabeth) (1A)    T    7:00

  • TC wrestling team young, inexperienced

    TELL CITY—With possibly five freshmen in the lineup at times, Tell City will feature a young wrestling team this winter.

  • Bulldogs split 2 games

    MEDORA—Taylor Lawalin had 10 points and eight rebounds as Cannelton beat Medora 49-36 in girls basketball Friday.

  • Turnovers plague TC in loss to Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Tell City committed 35 turnovers in a 57-43 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.

  • Cannelton boys will rely on quickness

    CANNELTON—Cannelton boys basketball coach Brian Garrett hopes his team’s quickness will make up for some rebounding and shooting deficiencies and a lack of experience.