Today's News

  • Anna Lucille Smith

    Adam and Rhonda Smith of Peacedale, R.I. announce the arrival of their first daughter, Anna Lucille. She was born May 19, 2014, weighing 9 pounds and was 20 inches long.

    Anna has two older brothers, Lucas, 6, and Caleb, 3.

    She is the granddaughter of Roger and Colleen Smith of Tell City and Patricia Finch of Lexington and the late Rodney Finch. Anna’s great-grandparents are Marietta Collins of Tell City and the late Jake Collins, the late Parvin Sr. and Lucille Smith, the late Sadie Mae and Preston Martin, the late Maude Spurlock and the late Scobee Finch.

  • Lain chosen to attend Hoosier Girls State

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Amity Lain, who was recently selected by American Legion Post 213 Women’s Auxiliary as an alternate 2014 delegate to Hoosier Girls State, was chosen to attend this week’s event in place of a delegate in another district.

    The event is held June 22-28 at Trine University in Angola.

    Lain is the daughter of Jimmy Lain and Mandy Lain.

  • Schenk graduates Mater Dei, sets sights on IU

    EVANSVILLE – Jered Schenk graduated from Mater Dei High School in Evansville Sunday, May 18.

    While at Mater Dei, he maintained a 3.996 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and earned magna cum laude honors all four years. Schenk was also a two-year member of the National Honor Society and class salutatorian.

  • Clay Day set for Saturday in Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT – An afternoon and evening of music, pottery, art and brick- oven-fired pizzas is planned for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point.

    Authors Michael Highfill and Mike and Kathy Finley of the recently released “Cannelton, Indiana Potteries” will be available and have copies of their book, displays and items for sale.

    They will also offer free pottery appraisals for those curious about the value and authenticity of their clay pieces.

  • Cannelcade of Music to try again Friday

    CANNELTON – A second attempt at starting the second season of Cannelcade of Music summer events is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel at Washington and First streets.

    The first event this year was scheduled for May 9 but canceled due to rain.

    The location is a change from last year and is also the site of a portable miniature-golf course that will be open during the event.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Pageant contestants sought for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Schweizer Fest Pageant.

    The pageant will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Community Christian Church at 821 10th Street in Tell City.

    Contestants must live or have family members who live or work in Perry County. Registration is now open and will run until Tuesday, July 15. Forms are available at Cinderella’s at 922 Main St. in Tell City.

    Contestants may be newborn to age 12 and there will be boys and girls divisions.

  • Adventures with Nature field day Saturday at Tipsaw Lake

    TELL CITY  – The 11th annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held Saturday at the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area. Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, and Perry and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation districts continue to work together to present the event.

  • Southern Indiana Power event draws a crowd

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  • Council re-establishes capital-development tax

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton property-taxpayers will see increases in their tax bills for 2015 and 2016 after action by the city’s common council June 9.

    City officials announced in a legal notice published May 19 and June 2 they intended to re-establish a cumulative capital development fund. A tax of 3.33 cents per $100 of assessed valuation would fund it beginning in 2015 and would rise to 5 cents the following year.

  • Cannelton School Board approves hirings

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt announced at a regular school board meeting June 19 he had accepted May 20 a resignation from Brian Garrett as head varsity boys basketball coach for the 2013-14 school year.