Today's News

  • Growing Troy employers to seek tax abatements


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Two Troy employers planning to grow their workforces in coming months will seek tax abatements to help fuel their expansions. Town leaders also learned last week the community will play an important role in the county celebration in 2016 of Indiana’s bicentennial.

  • Bond refinance to yield $900,000 for TC schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City School Corp. plans to move forward with a refinancing of a bond used to construct William Tell Elementary. The school board voted Tuesday during a public hearing to adopt a resolution supporting the restructuring on the balance of the original $16.2 million bond in anticipation of gaining $900,000 in savings.

  • Talking Turkey




    It’s going to be a busy week at the Steckler Farm. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and there’s a flock of turkeys to prepare for holiday dinner tables around southern Indiana and even portions of Kentucky. Far removed from their cousins reared in large commercial poultry farms, the birds grown in this fertile area of northeastern Perry County are fat, sassy and living out in the open.

  • Parade plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving arrives next week and that must mean plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton will host its annual parade Friday, Nov. 27. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 6.

  • Waupaca cited in safety order




    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry has been faulted with several alleged safety violations by the Indiana Department of Labor in the wake of a July incident in which an employee suffered burns.

    The foundry employee received second- and third-degree burns to his right arm and less severe facial burns July 17 while he was performing electrical maintenance.

    He was flown to a Louisville, Ky., hospital, where he was treated for several days. He has since returned to work.

  • Tell City 8th grade wins season opener

    TELL CITY—Addison Fella scored nine points as Tell City beat Hancock County 27-19 in eighth grade girls basketball Monday.

  • Corydon subdues Perry Central

    CORYDON—Perry Central committed 23 turnovers, including 13 in the first half, in a 48-35 girls basketball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    “I think our turnovers were really the deciding factor tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Right now we’re not making good decisions against pressure. Until we handle that, we’re going to have trouble.

  • St. Jude walk/run/bike planned Saturday at St. Paul

    TELL CITY—The Saturday Morning Get Up and Walk/Run/Bike for St. Jude Hospital will be held this Saturday at 8 a.m. starting from St. Paul Church.
    Pledges for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be collected from walkers/runners/bicyclists and handed to Katie Chinn Weyer, a former St. Jude’s patient when she had lymphoma. Weyer will deliver the donations to St. Jude’s in Memphis Dec. 5.
    Weyer will also participate in the event.

  • Bulldogs can’t handle South Spencer’s press

    Sports Editor

    REO—Cannelton committed 25 turnovers in the first half - most of them against South Spencer’s full-court pressure - and lost to the Rebels 70-17 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Rebels made 20 steals in the first half and 32 for the game, though they did not press in the second half.
    They used a variety of presses in the first half, including a 2-2-1, 1-2-1-1, man-to-man, and 1-3-1 three-quarters court.

  • More experience, depth should help Tell City girls swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls swimming team has more depth and experience than last year, so new coach Stacy Marion expects a successful season.
    There are 14 girls on the team. “That’s twice as many as we had last year,” noted Marion, who was an assistant coach on last year’s team.