Today's News

  • West Nile virus activity now in 35 counties

    INDIANAPOLIS — Health officials continue to encourage Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases after mosquito samples from 35 counties have now tested positive for the virus. There has been one human case of West Nile virus in Ripley County and an equine case in Adams County.
    Nearby counties with West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes include Daviess, Martin and Vanderburgh.

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  • Local police taking part in late-summer enforcement blitz

    PERRY COUNTY – From mid-August through Labor Day, Perry County Law Enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. Indiana’s high-visibility enforcement effort is also known as Operation Pull Over Blitz 76.

  • Casebolts honored for old-bank renovation

    TELL CITY – A Tell City couple has been honored by a state preservation group for their efforts to save the former Tell City National Bank building, now a Main Street eatery.
    Indiana Landmarks awarded Josh and Sonia Casebolt one of four Rosemary Prentice Awards recognizing high-quality restoration in southern Indiana.
    The Casebolts were chosen for their rehabilitation of the historic bank, purchased from Indiana Landmarks on Main Street.

  • What a Schweizer Fest!

    Tell City’s 55th Schweizer Fest wrapped up Sunday, capping nearly a week of events marking the city’s Swiss-German roots. The annual diaper derby sponsored by Roland’s Jewelry and Mu Gamma drew a large crowd Saturday. Multiple heats of crawlers and walkers created plenty of excitement among most, but not all contestants.

  • ATTC secures more work, tax abatement on equipment

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  • Movable mini-golf site opens in Cannelton

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Planning Commission approved July 24 a special-use permit for a miniature-golf course at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel.

    Commission member Philip Ball said he had received no objections and “all I’ve heard are positive comments from the public” about the proposed use.

    The proposal is now reality, as Putt-Nutt Golf is open 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 until midnight Friday and Saturday at 111 Washington St. in Cannelton.

  • One-vehicle crash claims student’s life

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry Central High School student lost his life in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Deer Creek Road.
    According to Indiana State Police, Steven Thomasson, 17, of rural Cannelton, died when his 2002 GMC pickup truck traveled off the west side of the road near Thistle Drive and struck several trees.
    Thomasson was reported missing Friday afternoon after his mother phoned police to report he never arrived at school on what was the first day of classes for the new school year and that family members could not locate him.

  • Gallery: 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest pageant

    More pictures from the 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest pageant. Click on the picture below to enlarge the photo and scroll through the gallery.

  • Tell City’s fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    17    Pekin Eastern (scrimmage)    H    6:00
    23    Mount Vernon    T    7:00
    30    Heritage Hills    H    7:00
      6    South Spencer    T    7:00
    13    Pike Central    T    6:30
    20    Perry Central    H    7:00