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Today's News

  • Drone racing contest in Santa Claus judged a success

    By HEATHER POWELL

    Staff Writer

     

    SANTA CLAUS – Organizers of the first Santa Claus Drone Competition and Lincoln Land Drone Fest held Saturday at Yellig Park judge the event to be a big success.

    The festival boasted more than 230 guests and there were about 15 racers competing for the Santa Claus Cup with competitors traveling from Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Racers guided their drones through gates around a baseball field and through the woods throughout the day vying for first place.

  • Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants next week

    The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 23. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

  • Farmers market changing days in 2017

    TELL CITY – Participants in the Perry County Farmers Market have voted to change the market days.

    Dates for 2017 will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

    Markets will continue to be held at the Tell  City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    The first day for the 2017  market will be Saturday, June 3

    The market should remain open into October depending on the growing season.

  • Bench to be dedicated in honor of Tyler Zoglman

    LEOPOLD – A bench will be dedicated Friday in memory of the late Tyler Zoglman. The bench’s components  were donated by Waupaca Foundry with Perry Central shop students helping to make the rest. Zoglman, who suffered from cancer and passed away in 2012, would have been a high-school senior this year.

    The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. outside the high school gym.

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  • Cannelton looks for options after failed vote

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In response to losing its referendum financing, Cannelton City Schools is planning some monetary shifts.

    The initiative failed by 3 votes, 73 to 70, and will cost the school system about $90,000 each year in tax revenue.

    Superintendent Alva Sibbitt explained at a special session May 11 the school will no longer have a referendum fund and the expenses that were once paid from that account will now come out of the school corporation’s general fund.

  • Interest builds in TC theater

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams and a Tell City real-estate broker confirmed Friday that a Kentucky family is interested in purchasing the embattled Tell City Cinema. Tony Hollinden, owner of Hollinden Realty, said an offer has been made on the business and he is hopeful the sale will go through.

  • Masters of the small screen:

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Lights, camera action! William Tell Elementary students in Pat Jarboe’s broadcast program aired its variety-news production live for the first time Friday. Part of  the school’s On-Target after-school program, Jarboe has offered the extra-curricular class for the last three years.

  • Cannelton seeks stormwater study grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton are planning for several changes they feel will help improve the overall appearance of the community. From streetscapes to alleyways and beyond, plans include enhanced drainage improvements, expanded parking for the library and retooling of trash-collection rules.

  • Blowing hot and cold, board wavers on HVAC project

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – An on again, off again heating and air system replacement at William Tell Elementary is tentatively halted again. Nuanced language within a preliminary engineering agreement presented to the Tell City School Board by the firm, Energy Systems Group of Evansville, has the board rethinking how it wants to go about repairs.