Today's News

  • Local letter-carrier food drive Saturday

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.
    Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes.

  • COLUMN: Memories of Magic Mountain

    By MAUREEN HOULE, Guest Columnist

    Looking over the little town of Cannelton I think of it as Magic Mountain. You will say, “no,” but my brothers and I lived on that mountain and we know the truth.

    Now that I am old, I just might say, “yep, it is a hill.” But, then again, I might not.
    The hill above our house was covered with honeysuckle and a variety of young hardwood trees. It had many hiding places for us to explore and play around.

  • COLUMN: Hopes for kinder seasons

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Rain, rain and flooded fields, covered roads and sandbags. It’s been a spring to remember, though a lot of us would rather forget the aggravation and, in some cases, damage caused by flooding.

    The Ohio River, as of Friday, was continuing its retreat, but there were plenty of roads still covered. I’ve heard reports of people having to take boats to either get to work or to shorten what would be long commutes. A woman who lives in the Tobinsport area said last week her commute to Tell City is right at an hour!

  • EDITORIAL: A final salute to the Tell City Armory

    There’s no doubt Tell City and Perry County people will continue to answer the calls of their community, their state and their nation as members of the Indiana National Guard, but they will no longer assemble in what was until Thursday the Tell City Armory.

    From a grammatical standpoint, it’s not proper to capitalize armory in that usage. Technically, it has always been an Indiana National Guard armory in Tell City. The National Guard is a state organization, and when ordered into service, falls under federal control.

  • State of emergency extended

    PERRY COUNTY – With Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 44.5. feet Friday morning and was expected to fall to 39.9 feet today.

    High water still had Indiana 66 from Sulphur to Cannelton closed.

  • Tell City honored with Lincoln Hills Partner Award

    TELL CITY – As part of its 46th annual meeting held on April 18, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. presented a Community Partner Award to the city of Tell City in recognition of its outstanding partnership with LHDC in its provision of programming and services. A separate presentation was made May 2 at City Hall.

    LHDC presents Community Partner Awards to recognize supporters who go “above and beyond” in providing programming, services, goods, support and other contributions that further the goals and mission of LHDC:

  • Partners in Pride winners named for May

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council have selected recipients for the Partners in Pride program for May. The program, which runs from spring to fall, honors individuals, businesses and groups that provide top care of their yards and landscaping.

    Winners were Ward 1, Wade and Sharon VanWinkle, 319 12th Street; Ward 2, Gerald James, 718 18th St.; Ward 3, Brian and Susan Floyd, 1115 21st St.; and Ward 4, J.C. Basham, 1402 12th St. The at-large honoree was Frostop.

  • Tell City will seek COPS funding for added officer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot sought and received permission from the city’s board of public works to seek funding under a Community Oriented Policing Services grant administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    If the city is successful, the grant would provide the entry-level salary for a patrol officer for three years. After the grant expires, the city would be committed to retaining the position for at least one year.

  • Quilts for a cause

    The Emmanuel Lutheran quilt-making group made 140 quilts from January to March that will be sent to Lutheran World Relief.

    Six will go to the local Crisis Connection and some are sold locally to cover expenses for shipping and supplies. Pictured are Chris and Mary Avis Seitz, seated, Nelda Dome, Jean Hammack, Leoma Welsh, Roberta Mulzer, Doris Schauberger and Jeanette Stofft. Not available for the photo were Verona Mallory, Tom Tignor and Juanita Holmes.

  • School observes Holocaust remembrance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – History teacher Michael Stenftenagel asked students gathered Tuesday in Cannelton’s community center for a Holocaust-remembrance ceremony to close their eyes and imagine they were only four days away from their 15th birthday.