Today's News

  • Drought resources available

    PERRY COUNTY – According to a June 26 report from the Indiana Drought Monitor, the majority of southern Indiana is now classified in a severe drought effecting field crops, home landscaping, garden vegetables and streams and ponds throughout the area. 

    With the current conditions, field crops are deteriorating and affecting the future yield potential of corn and soybeans. Some may think that drought-stressed corn plants would be more beneficial as feed for cattle with the low yields potential. 

  • City delays one-way street designations


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Detours around Indiana 66 construction in Cannelton will go into effect approximately July 30, Mayor Mary Snyder said Wednesday morning.

    The city’s board of public works and safety had met and learned the city was informed the day before current work would likely continue another 10 days, the mayor said. 

  • Century warns it may close smelter


    Hancock County Clarion

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Talks between Big Rivers Electric Cooperative, the Century Aluminum smelter in Hawesville and the Rio Tinto aluminum smelter in Sebree, Ky., broke down this week. 

    Owners of the two smelters asked for a combined $110 million in concessions from Big Rivers on their power rates.

  • Plan commission OKs apartment project



    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission gave its approval last Thursday to a development plan for new independent living apartments a Tell City developer wants to build near Dauby Lane. 

    Ramsey Development will construct four buildings, each containing four apartments. 

  • Saturday marks Dragging Main’s return

    TELL CITY – If weather forecasters hit the mark, Saturday evening’s Dragging Main will benefit from slightly cooler conditions as hundreds – perhaps thousands – of people descend on Tell City to cruise the streets, meet friends and celebrate a generations-old Tell City tradition on wheels

    Dragging Main began last year with a Facebook post by county resident Joe Morton, who suggested it would be nice if people would gather again to cruise Main Street. 

  • Tell City Gets Its Big Apple

    New York may be known as the Big Apple but Tell City has a sizable apple of it own, located suitably in City Hall Park.

    Hoisted atop a 45-foot pole Wednesday morning with help from Tell City Electric Department Line Foreman Bob Damin, the 6-foot tall and equally wide aluminum apple-shaped design will be on display during next month’s Schweizer Fest. It is a project of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Murder for hire trial begins


    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – A trial in a murder-for-hire case against Tell City resident Jane Kleaving got under way Tuesday with opening statements from prosecution and defense teams in Spencer Circuit Court. 

    The defense claims Kleaving was a victim of police entrapment and the plot to murder resulted from pressure from Indiana State Police and outside agency colleagues.

  • First Church of Nazarene to host VBS

    TELL CITY – This year, the Tell City First Church of Nazarene will host Rocky Point Lighthouse vacation Bible school.
    This year’s theme will be “Where Kids Shine God’s Light.” At Rockport Point Lighthouse VBS, children will learn to shine God’s light.
    This vacation Bible school will be filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear and touch. Team building games, cool Bible songs and active Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life.

  • Victory Valley camp to start Sunday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church will host the 40th year of Victory Valley Church camp Sunday through July 26 in Cannelton Heights for children ages 12-18.
    The church invites the youth of the area to a week of fun and learning in a Christian atmosphere. It is a full week – five days and nights – of inspiration to motivate teens to dedicate their lives to the Jesus Christ and his teachings.
    The aim of the camp is to help build character and strength in the youth.

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church VBS

    Emmanuel Lutheran Church held its annual vacation Bible school in June. Forty-two children attended the Amazing Desert Journey VBS.

    The group heard five different Bible stories, made crafts and sang songs. The week ended with a closing program Friday evening.