Today's News

  • United Way grant deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking. 

    All applications are due via email by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501c3 tax status.

  • Rehab plans outlined for Ohio River bridge



    CANNELTON – Those in charge of maintenance on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, which connects Cannelton with Hawesville, Ky., want commuters to know what to expect when a major overhaul of the bridge begins next spring.

    During a public forum convened Thursday evening by the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, community members were invited to speak with officials from the state agencies, along with engineers from the consulting firm, Michael Baker International.

  • Strassell remembered as dedicated public servant, caring friend




    Gayle Strassell’s family tree had strong and deep roots in Tell City. Her ancestors – Kroessmans, Holtzmans and Hansers – included men and women who led factories, chronicled the city’s life as photographers and supported its churches and civic organizations for generations. Strassell added her own branch to the family’s legacy, serving four years as mayor – the first woman to  hold the post.

  • Kindergarten numbers may bolster Cannelton enrollment


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – While Cannelton schools saw a dip of 7.5 students in their average-daily-membership count in a Feb. 2 evaluation, promising kindergarten enrollment figures represent a potential diamond in the rough. While there is no way to be certain that kindergarten numbers will hold steady, Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt maintains a cautious optimism that these new students could help buoy the school corporation’s numbers in the future.

  • Family working to recover from house fire

    BRANCHVILLE – A Perry County couple who lost their home in a Feb. 22 blaze in Branchville hope to rebuild in the same location, once they find temporary housing.

    Kenny and Shannon Ambrose and their two children, Erin and Garrett, lost nearly everything when their home burned.

    As the News reported Thursday, the fire was likely triggered while work was taking place under the home to thaw frozen waterlines.

    The family was staying in Tell City last week but hopes to find a home to rent in northern Perry County.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015


    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.

  • 13 take titles in own tourney

    TELL CITY—Thirteen Tell City Wrestling Club members claimed titles in the club’s own folkstyle tourney Sunday.

  • Tell City girls defeat Chargers

    PETERSBURG—Taylor Kratzer won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Pike Central 97-68 in junior high girls swimming Tuesday.
    Kratzer won the 50-yard butterfly in 40.67 and the 200 freestyle in 2:42.76.
    She teamed with Lily Marion, Brenna Franzman and Carli Hosler to win the 400 free relay in 5:11.49.
    Marion, Mary Hollinden, Kratzer and Claire Mowery won the 200 medley relay in 2:35.42.
    Marion led off that relay with a 36.06 time in the 50 backstroke. That qualified her to compete in the age-group state finals March 21.

  • Ettensohn propels Marksmen to win over Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Andrew Ettensohn won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced Pike Central 95-56 in junior high boys swimming Tuesday.
    Ettensohn won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.44 seconds and the 50 butterfly in 30.14.
    He teamed with Neal Hollinden, Elliot Reed and Josh Gaynor to win the 200 medley relay in 2:18.97.
    Those same four boys won the 400 free relay in 4:47.80.
    Reed won the 100 individual medley in 1:14.62, Gaynor won the diving with 62.10 points, and Hollinden won the 50 backstroke in 37.11.

  • Tell City wins Gibson tourney; beats Boonville, South Spencer

    FORT BRANCH—Seven Tell City wrestlers went undefeated as the Marksmen won the Gibson Southern Duals junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Knox 90-9, Gibson Southern 61-34, Tecumseh 90-6, and Vincennes Clark 57-36.
    Cory Braunecker, Shane Braunecker, Nigel Kaiser, Devon Casebolt, Kyle Hagedorn, Tretter Lyons and Jeff Miller went undefeated for the Marksmen.