Today's News

  • Medicine chest cleanout Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local organizations will again partner from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday to help county residents clean out their medicine cabinets.

    People can take outdated or unneeded prescription or nonprescription drugs and used syringes to the fire station in Tell City or the family practice clinic off of Indiana 37 near Leopold.

  • A soft spot for horses

    Story and pictures by Trista Lutgring

    PERRY COUNTY – As you head east on Indiana 66 toward Tobinsport, there is a little road called River Forest. On this road is a small farm where seven horses roam, grazing on the green grass, playing with each other and getting into a little trouble.

    “Some of them are pond swimmers,” Jo Sodrel, a member of Indiana Horse Rescue South, said, describing a group of rescue horses that have a knack for swimming across a pond into other pastures on the farm to join the other horses.

  • Commodores surprise themselves at semistate

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “Saturday was an awesome day,” Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday about the Marching Commodores’ performance in semistate competition Saturday. “The kids had a pretty good show, and we were just happy to be there. That was our goal all year, to make semistate for the first time, so we were just super pleased to be there in the first place.”

    The students and their instructor were pleasantly surprised at the judges’ view of their show.

  • Trick-or-treating hours in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating times have been set in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and villains can go door-to-door from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Cannelton’s hours Halloween night are 5 to 7 p.m. while Troy’s haunting hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • 21st Witches Walk coming Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.        

    On that Friday evening, children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Yackle, Adkins vie for Ward 3 council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Ward 3 voters in Tell City will decide among two candidates running for the city’s common council. Democrat Gerald Yackle is seeking re-election to a sixth term. He is being challenged by Republican Jim Adkins.

    Yackle, 57, has served on the city council since 1991 and has been employed at Alcoa for more than 38 years. He currently serves as council president and on several committees, including one that oversees the fire department. He is a past member of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Grim Reaper in a snag

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  • Board takes first steps to sell former junior high

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Former schools don’t go on the market every day and the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted Oct. 18 to take the first steps that could lead to the sale of the former junior-high building sometime early next year.

    The building was closed more than a year ago and students were transferred to William Tell Elementary and what is now Tell City Junior-Senior High School. It has been used for storage and its gym utilized last year, but the building is not needed by the school corporation.

  • Republicans vow to work hard to improve Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Republicans seeking seats on the Cannelton Common Council all vowed to serve the city’s needs in a variety of ways. Their responses to a News questionnaire were used to elicit the following information. Profiles for council candidates running as Democrats were published Oct. 20

  • Marching Commodores at 2011 South Spencer Invitational

    The Perry Central Marching Commodores' 2011 marching-band season was capped at the semistate level of competition. These pictures depict their performance at the South Spencer Invitational the week before.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances.