Local News

  • Fatal house fire began near space heater

    TELL CITY – The deadliest fire in recent Tell City history likely began near a space heater that was in use that night in the home’s first-floor living room, state investigators determined. Several other electrical appliances were in the area but no specific origin of the blaze has been determined. The fire was ruled as accidental.

  • Alvey Cleaners closes its doors

    TELL CITY – A hand-written notice on the front door of Alvey Cleaners at 606 Main St. alerted customers that the business had closed. Those needing to pick up items are being asked to call (812) 619-6262. In operation since 1932, the dry-clean laundry business had most recently been owned by Paul and Elaine Seibert.

  • Ag appreciation breakfast Jan. 17

    LINCOLN CITY – On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Heritage Hills Future Farmers of America Chapter will be holding its annual Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast. Food will be served at 6:30 a.m. in the Heritage Hills Agriculture Shop located behind the Career Technology Education building. The public is invited for a free meal.

  • Renew Cannelton announcement today

    CANNELTON – A special announcement by Renew Cannelton and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will be made on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.

    The event is being held in Father Marendt Hall in the lower level of historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cannelton, with entry at the lower side entrance. Street parking and the church parking lots behind the old school will be available. The public is invited.

  • Luxemburger Cemetery Report

    BRANCHVILLE – Luxemburger Cemetery has calculated financials for the last two years, as of Dec. 31, 2018, reported by David W. Wilkins, trustee.

    The starting balance at the beginning of 2017 was $130.83.

    Contributions for 2017 were as follows:

  • Charitable contributions for food pantries

    TELL CITY – Roland’s Jewelry in Tell City, owned by Ken and Semra Roland, donated to two local foodbanks, Perry County Food Coalition and Blackford Breckinridge Baptist Association Food Pantry, which serves Hancock and Breckinridge counties in Kentucky. $1,750 of the donation came from Roland’s sale of 175 pairs of earrings. Roland’s customers donated an additional $800. The last pair of earrings was auctioned on Facebook and went for $80. The total donation to food pantries was $2,550.

  • Holiday recipe demonstrations at Oakwood

    TELL CITY – Interested parties gathered at Oakwood Health Campus on Thursday for a holiday cooking class. The cooks at Oakwood demonstrated several different holiday recipes, giving advice and tips on how to successfully make the food items. Pictured from left are Oakwood staff cooks, Samantha Dunn, Corey Robbins and Penny Moorman, who all demonstrated recipes.

  • Author presents her book, “Tell City: A Novel,” at library

    TELL CITY – Author Kaylin Boyd visited Perry County on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to speak about her debut novel, “Tell City: A Novel,” which was released on Dec. 1.

    Boyd lives in Noblesville and frequently drove through the area with her mother to visit her sister in the South. When they encountered the name, Tell City on a highway sign, Boyd’s mother liked the sound of it and Boyd decided to use it as the major location in a story.

  • INDOT scholarship, internship applications being accepted

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering a number of scholarships and paid positions to civil engineering students for the 2019-20 school year.

    The scholarship program offers $3,125 per semester or $2,083 per trimester for up to five years of post-secondary civil engineering education, which can be used on educational expenses, fees and books. Recipients will work in full-time, paid positions with INDOT during summer breaks and upon graduation.

  • Poet’s legacy lives on in children’s book


    PERRY COUNTY – Poetry can be a reflection of the soul – a medium to communicate thoughts and emotions, and an expression of living, love and memory. Perry County native and life-long resident, Leona V. Adams, lived a full life as a loving wife, mother, career woman and poet. Born in 1914, she graduated from high school in 1932, where she wrote one of her first poems for her Cannelton High School graduating class.