Today's News

  • Nominations sought for citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society membership has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    1. An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.

  • Poole in charge of TC water supply

    TELL CITY - A 16-year veteran of the Tell City Water Department who worked under three previous superintendents took the helm of the utility himself this month.

    Dale Poole was appointed water-utility superintendent by Mayor Barbara Ewing. He fills the vacancy created when Terry Rogers resigned in January.

  • Authorities ID body found in river

    Hanover man fell from boat dock June 5

    ROME - A body pulled from the Ohio River June 8 near Rome has been identified as that of a Hanover man who fell from a boat dock three days earlier.

    Boaters on the Ohio River near Stephensport discovered the body that afternoon and contacted Breckinridge County authorities, including the county's rescue team.

    According to a story in the June 11 issue of the Breckinridge County Herald-News, the body was recovered and taken ashore near Addison and turned over to County Coroner Tim Bandy.

  • Roof work to begin at TCHS

    TELL CITY - Work scheduled to begin this week will replace a roof on the 1928 portion of Tell City High School that has suffered "some penetrations" maintenance director Kenny Kleeman attributed to the ventilation system.

    Insulated Roofing Contractors of Louisville, Ky., will replace the 13- to 14-year-old roof for $37,897, said Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne. "We'll have a good roof with a 10-year warranty."

    The money was available in the corporation's capital-improvement budget, he said.

  • Council questions chief on fuel costs

    Kellems says officers cut driving in half

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems fielded questions about his department's gas consumption at a June 9 common-council meeting.

    "Fuel (costs are) near and dear to me," he said. "I'm on my guys all the time."

    He added the price of a gallon of gas is projected to hit $4.50 by July.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Boat, trolley, train rides join balloon race, parade, bands for Tell City's 150-year festivities

    Saturday, August 2

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Day

    8 a.m. - Barbecue contest

    (noon judging)

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Self-guided walking tour of historical sites; tour starts at the Tell City Historical Society Museum located at 9th and Franklin streets. Maps are available at the museum. Sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society

    Noon - Flood movie presented by the Tell City Historical Society at the museum, 9th and Franklin streets

  • Airport awarded $457,000 federal grant

    FAA funds will be used to construct perimeter fence

    PERRY COUNTY - A $456,950 Federal Aviation Administration grant to the Perry County Airport Authority will allow a new wildlife fence to be placed around the county's municipal airport.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced FAA grants to Perry County's airport and 16 others across the state last week.

    The new fence will prevent wildlife such as deer and turkeys from entering airport property, where they could pose a danger to taxiing aircraft and planes landing or taking off.

  • Red Cross hosting two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will host blood drives this month, allowing donors to give the gift of life.

    A drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital. A June 30 event at Wal-Mart is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Junk out the door
  • Franzman still undefeated

    TELL CITY - Franzman Insurance won two games to retain a perfect season thus far in Tell City Babe Ruth League. The team defeated Marksmen Cab 18-6 June 3 and scored two runs in the seventh inning to defeat Thomas Glass, 7-3, June 4.

    In the game against Marksmen Cab, Trent Benningfield's homer helped Franzman explode in the fourth inning with nine runs. Nathan Wood had a hit in the same inning and Lucas Bryant had a single in the first and fifth innings and a double in the second.