Today's News

  • Volunteers get 70-75 bags in River Sweep

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Local volunteers combing the banks of the Ohio River during River Sweep 2014 collected between 70 and 75 bags of trash, Ken Smith reported at a regular board meeting for the Perry County Recycling Management District June 24.

    It was a “good working group (who) really did a good job,” the district’s executive director said. Items collected included tires, wheel rims and a “big, long piece of cable and other odds and ends (such as) wooden beams,” he said.

  • Taking a look

    Members of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and administrative staff take a tour of the new hospital July 17. Visible from the left examining the work in progress and plans are board member Becky Hubert; Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber (with back to camera); executive assistant Cindy LaGrange; Randy Dennison, vice president of support services; Scott Coomer of primary contractor Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Bloomington and Jon Linn, the hospital’s director of marketing and customer relations.


  • River Road extension awaits city grant

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The first phase of a River Road project worked over the last seven months was virtually complete, with subcontractors working a punch list last week, but Phase 2 will have to wait.

    The News reported a year ago the project to connect River Road to Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House was to be done in two phases at an estimated $2.87 million.

  • City officials order home vacated

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a hearing that lasted less than two minutes July 14, city officials in Cannelton ordered that a home at 217 S. Third St. be vacated.

    The structure doesn’t qualify for any utility services, Mayor Mary Snyder said, and “we did issue the letter for them to appear if they had something to say or protest, and they are not here now, so I would think that they are accepting what we have to say on the letter.”

  • River Road rebuild

    Workers from subcontractor Ransom Excavating and Paving were completing a punch list last week on a road constructed from Indiana 66 toward the Port of Tell City. The new road ends just beyond a turnoff for Cannelton’s First Street, which remains undeveloped.

    Phase 1 of the construction was planned to include 1,500 feet of roadway, according to information presented at a 2012 hearing. The road will be extended to the port once a sewer line from Cannelton to Tell City is improved.

  • Hilgenhold enjoying summer leave from U.S. Air Force Academy

    TELL CITY – Cadet Third Class Levi Hilgenhold is home for a brief summer leave from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. In an email to the News, he reported that he recently earned his parachute wings after completing five jumps.

  • Sunday Bingo

    Edna Bosler of Tell City checks her bingo card during an afternoon at St. John Chrysostom Church’s summer social Sunday in New Boston. Drawn by mild temperatures, hundreds of people enjoyed games, music, home-cooked fried-chicken and roast-beef dinners and ice cream. Several summer church socials are planned for the coming weeks. St. Augustine Church in Leopold will host its picnic Sunday. See Page 5B for details. Bosler told a photographer she had yet to win at bingo but was enjoying her day nonetheless.

  • Traffic-enforcement efforts earn Tell City police $4,000 grant


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will purchase traffic-enforcement equipment with a $4,000 grant presented Monday by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety Division.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing joined Police Chief Greg Hendershot and Assistant Chief John Allen in accepting the grant at City Hall.

  • Filing period begins for school-board seats


    PERRY COUNTY – Wednesday kicked off a month-long candidate filing period for this November’s races for school board. Three seats will be decided each for Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township boards.

    Voters will cast ballots for school board in the November general election in November.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise said several people have picked up nomination forms and as of Wednesday afternoon, two candidates had filed.

  • Town of Troy awarded $500,000 stormwater grant

    Feature Writer