Today's News

  • Manager: Waupaca carried us on their back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority fared “pretty strong financially in August,” despite no barges coming in that month, Kevin Teague reported at the authority’s October board of directors meeting. And while operating revenues were low, overall, rail traffic was strong due to 75 cars moving for the Waupaca foundry, the port and governmental-affairs manager for the port-rail agency said.

    “Waupaca carried us on their back,” he said.

  • Recycling officials latest to question county-council budget moves

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Recycling Management District questioned again this year the county council’s role in determining the district’s budget and paying its employees.

  • Election law change confusing some voters

    PERRY COUNTY – A new state law that places only contested races on the ballot means that only some Tell City voters will be able to cast ballots Tuesday.

    In Tell City, where there are only two contested races, both for city council, only voters in four precincts will vote Tuesday. All three citywide races – mayor, clerk-treasurer and at-large city council – are uncontested. That means the names of Mayor Barbara Ewing, Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter and At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden will not appear on any ballots.

  • Afternoon harvest
  • Daylight saving time ends Nov. 6

    Don’t forget to turn your clocks back by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially ends early Sunday.

  • Ewing proud of 1st-term progress

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Running unopposed in Tuesday’s municipal election in Tell City, Mayor Barbara Ewing is in her fourth year of office. The 55-year-old Democrat was elected in 2007 and previously served as clerk-treasurer from 1988 to 2007 and was deputy city clerk-treasurer from 1984 to 1987.

  • Cannelton Fall Fest Court

    The Cannelton Community Center was packed to the brim last Thursday as students, staff, parents and families gathered for the 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest. The night kicked off with the Fall Fest pageant. Above left, Queen Autumn DuPont is surrounded by her court after accepting her crown.

  • Cannelton Fall Fest silent auction winners announced

    CANNELTON —Winners of the silent auction held at the 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest were announced recently.
    The following will be listed by prize, donor, and winner.

  • PCMH wins emergency nurses challenge third consecutive year

    TELL CITY – In celebration of National Emergency Nurses Week, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room department was asked to compete in an Emergency Nurses Week Challenge hosted by The Emergency Nurses Association Chapter 137 Oct. 13 at St. Mary’s Medical Center Manor Auditorium in Evansville.

    The hospital team was to consist of five bedside-staff registered nurses. Questions were based on Certified Emergency Nurse and Critical Care Registered Nurse review style questions.

  • Christmas open house set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – A Christmas open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Twilight Towers dining room, 1648 10th St., Tell City.
    Items on display will include decorative oil wine bottles, tooth fairy pillows, lighted glass blocks, Mia Bella candles, wood signs, Pampered Chef items, Lia Sophia jewelry, Mary Kay products, Ladder Yarn necklaces and Dichroic glass pendants, Avon handmade purses, Tastefully Simple items, loupies scarves, homemade cookies and candy, Premier jewelry, Christmas decorations and more.