Today's News

  • Finishing touches

  • Cannelton’s Heritage Festival accepting vendor applications

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175th anniversary celebration committee is accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 13 art festival.
    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items only.
    The committee is also accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Luci Elizabeth Hanks

    Randall and Kelsey Hanks of Virginia Beach, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Luci Elizabeth Hanks, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 211⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hanks is the former Kelsey Coyle.
    Grandparents are Julie Poole of Tell City, Jeff Coyle of Cannelton, Shawn Bland of Hazel, Ky., Kenny and Anissa Hanks of Tell City and Myrth and Wall Larsen of Cannelton.

  • Earl and Olivia Leistner

    Earl Leistner and Olivia (Hildenbrand) Leistner celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 29, 2012, at their home in New Boston with cake and ice cream with their family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Leistner were married Aug. 29, 1942, at Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mount Vernon. Their attendants were Leon (Hildenbrand) Leistner and Roland Lautner.
    Mr. Leistner is retired from the Spencer County Highway Department as a foreman since 1983. Mrs. Leistner enjoyed being a housewife and is still waiting to retire.

  • Mosby – Barger

    Vanessa Mosby and Dav-id Barger of Tell City an-nounce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Scott Mosby, Belinda Ball and Shelley Mosby, all of Tell City. She is a 2003 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2007 licensed practical nurse grad of Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville. She works as a licensed practical nurse at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rockport and at the Branchville Correctional Facility. She is also studying registered nursing through Excelsior College.

  • County official apologizes for jail cost


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Chet Mathena apologized at a regular meeting Aug. 23 for other officials approving the spending of more than $12 million on a new county jail.

  • Crawford repeats effort to cancel officials’ insurance


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford was rebuffed in a regular meeting last week in his latest attempt to eliminate costs borne by the county in the form of insurance for its leaders.

    He also questioned coverage provided to the spouse of an elected official not covered by the county’s insurance. 

  • Visitors center on fast track


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s visitors and event center will be built, with site work possible in coming days. 

    An extra $550,000 in funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded last Thursday gave the city sufficient funding to award Bret Kleeman Masonry of Troy a $939,000 contract.

    A few flourishes of the pen during a special meeting Tuesday of the city’s board of public works and safety made the construction contract official.

  • Wolfpack shorthanded for matchup with PC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County will definitely be outmanned when it visits Perry Central for a PLAC football game Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Wolfpack have only 18 players listed on their roster, with only three seniors and three juniors.
    They did not have enough players with the required practices in to have their preseason scrimmage with Corydon. And they did not play last week, so their only game so far was a 50-6 loss to North Harrison Aug. 17.

  • Rebels, Marksmen two teams that look similar

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City will host South Spencer Friday at 7 p.m. for a battle of similar PAC football teams.
    “They’re a lot like us,” Tell City Coach Ryan George said Monday. “They’re still trying to find their way.”
    The numbers back him up. Each is 0-2 and each has scored only 13 points this season.
    George said South Spencer’s team speed is also “very comparable to ours.”