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.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • 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.

  • Weather-spotter training March 11 in Jasper

    JASPER – The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Louisville, Ky., will host severe-weather-spotter training Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. EDT. The training will be offered on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus, Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 850 College Ave. in Jasper.

    The training is free of charge and is open to anyone across the region including weather spotters, emergency responders and the general public.

  • GERALD news; March 5

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Adolph J.Gogel who passed away Feb. 26, 2015. May he rest in peace with all the departed who have go to their eternal home. My brother, Bob Thomas Dr., drove my brother Bill and Wilma Thomas to Jasper for a test on Friday.

  • Tell City’s Wargel chosen as 500 Festival princess


    INDIANAPOLIS – Lily Wargel of Tell City is one of 33 college-aged women from across Indiana given the title of 500 Festival princess.

    The 500 Festival is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors.

    A student at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, Wargel is a member of the Class of 2015, majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Sarah Graves and Steve Wargel of Tell City.