Today's News

  • 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.

  • Make TC 150 a beautiful event

    Now that Tell Citians have cleaned out their garages and attics for the community's spring cleanup, it's time to make our city's neighborhoods and business areas look extra nice the city for the upcoming sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest.

    Simple steps taken now can make our community extra beautiful for the thousands of people likely to visit Aug. 2-9. Even more importantly, making Tell City extra lovely will help us feel even more proud about the city where we live or work, not just this summer, but year-round.

  • Science, not emotion, should dictate energy decisions

    Americans know their nation needs to wean itself from foreign oil - and eventually from petroleum altogether - but seemingly can't agree on the steps they're willing to take to boost oil and natural gas production here at home.

    Should areas off our coasts now off-limits to drilling be opened to exploration? Should drilling be allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a battle zone for years between environmentalists and those who believe that area's oil reserves need to be tapped?

  • Tell City Police Department to see major upgrades

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police department will see major upgrades with a new fire-alarm control panel, digital video camera, furniture and the moving of a camera.

  • School board approves emergency-assistance agreement

    Employees could be called upon to help

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved at their latest meeting a memorandum of understanding that would have school staff members, such as cafeteria workers, computer instructors, school nurses, counselors and secretaries assist the Perry County Health Department in the event of an emergency.