Today's News

  • Parade entries due by July 15

    TELL CITY - Interest in the opening-day parade helping to kick off Tell City's sesquicentennial is growing, with dozens of entries already received.

    Members of Tell City Moose Lodge 1424, the group organizing the Aug. 2 parade, hope to secure at least 150 entries, one for each year since the community's founding in 1858.

    The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by opening ceremonies for the week-long sesquicentennial.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest pageant plans in place

    TELL CITY - What would Tell City's sesquicentennial be without a Miss Schweizer Fest? Contestants are sought for a pageant scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Community Christian Church in Tell City.

    Contestants must be from Perry County and follow pageant guidelines adopted by Indiana's festival association. The winner will be eligible to compete in a state festival pageant in the fall.

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial

    History-based treasure hunt begins

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee and local merchants are sponsoring a historical treasure hunt that kicks off today.

    A specially marked wooden nickel has been hidden in Tell City.

    Three clues will be given in The Perry County News and the person finding the token will win a special prize.

    The first contest is sponsored by Roland's Jewelry. The prize is a ladies or gentleman's Eco-Drive Citizen watch with a retail value of more than $200.

  • Show your sesquicentennial spirit

    TELL CITY - Official Tell City Sesquicentennial items are now being carried at several local businesses. Tell City flags, coasters and steins can be purchased at William Tell Antiques, Gatherings, Celebrations and Tassels Fine Gifts.

    Those stores also have sesquicentennial cookbooks sponsored by Mu Gamma Sorority.

    Also carrying Tell City 150 merchandise are the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Tell City Historical Society, whose museum is open Sunday afternoons.

  • Tickets available for river, train excursions

    TELL CITY - Tickets for upcoming river cruises and train excursions that are part of Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration are still available, but are selling quickly.

    The Spirit of Jefferson will visit the city Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, for five public cruises on the Ohio River. Excursions include a Friday-evening dinner cruise and a Saturday-night getaway that will offer an up-close look at a fireworks show capping the weeklong celebration.

    Cruise Times

  • Workers file class-action lawsuit against ThyssenKrupp Waupaca

    Company plans to defend itself against charges

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Foundry employees have filed a class-action lawsuit in Wisconsin against ThyssenKrupp Waupaca for back wages allegedly owed to foundry workers, including those employed in Perry County.

    The class-action lawsuit was filed June 4 in federal court in Green Bay, which is close to Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca's headquarters.

    The lawsuit seeks to represent employees at all ThyssenKrupp Waupaca locations in Wisconsin, Indiana and Tennessee.

  • School gets interim principal

    Ramsey moves up from No. 2 slot to fill Schenck's vacancy

    TELL CITY - Brad Ramsey was named interim junior-high principal in a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board Monday.

    The 1989 Tell City High School graduate has been serving as assistant junior-high principal and athletic director since 2006, and will fill a vacancy left by Chad Schenck, whose June 30 resignation was announced earlier this month.

  • Board hikes director's pay

    Bishop: 37 seniors have 'light-bulb moment'

    TELL CITY - The two-member board of directors for the Perry County Learning Academy voted at a regular meeting Monday to bump Executive Director Mike Bishop's salary from $59,000 to $61,000 and hire Angela (Schroeder) Foury as a program assistant.

    Bishop's raise was similar to a 3.25-percent raise given to teachers at Perry Central Community School, according to Mary Roberson, superintendent there and board member for the learning academy.

  • Taswell man drowns near Cannelton dam

    Rescuers pull two others to safety after storm swamps 14-foot fishing boat

    CANNELTON - A Taswell man drowned Sunday afternoon after the boat he and two friends were fishing from filled with water during a thunderstorm, sending them into the Ohio River near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    County search-and-rescue members pulled the other two men to safety.

  • City needs to address stormwater

    I wanted to "take my head out of the sand" (as Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said in a June 12 News story) long enough to explain my position as a former Cannelton city councilman regarding the city's sewer rates.

    Let me preface this by saying that it is my understanding that our community is essentially set up as a user on Tell City's sewer system.

    We pay that community monthly based upon how much sewage we send them for treatment. Our rates as individual household users can then be affected by that monthly cost, somewhat of a trickle-down effect.