Local News

  • Once-in-a-lifetime event

    The Transit of Venus was an out of this-world experience for many on the planet Tuesday evening. Barry Elder sent The News this photo of the sun, with Venus toward the bottom. He used a telescope to capture the image, which included clouds at the bottom-left corner. Venus won’t make a similar transit until 2116. 

  • Tell City High School scholarship honors
  • Hagedorn honored by tractor club
  • Perry-Spencer Communications scholars
  • Perry-Spencer Communications scholars
  • Music in the Park-Shoot for the Stars Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host Music in the Park Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. 

    The event will take place on the second Friday of each month through September.

     The event will also be the second of three qualifying rounds for the fourth annual Shoot for the Stars competition. 

    Contestants can perform June 8 or July 13 and those who are passed through by the judges will compete again at the finale on Sept. 14 for the 2012 Shoot for the Stars title. 

  • Senior nutrition program offers free, healthy produce

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County again this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County.

    The program will provide $1,800 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 100 low-income households in Perry County. The program encourages low income senior citizens to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support our community’s farmers.

  • Relay for Life to kick off Saturday in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – It’s time again for teams and volunteers from all over Perry County to join together for this year’s Relay for Life to help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. More than 15 teams along with many participants from Perry County and the surrounding area will kick off “Relay Down on the Farm” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Central track.

  • $50K grant will fund Cannelton greenway

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has awarded a $50,000 Place-Based Investment Fund Grant to the Cannelton Foundation for construction of a 1,770-foot paved riverwalk along the Ohio River. 

    As described by project organizers, the riverwalk will provide an opportunity for additional walking and bicycling space in Hafele Park and will provide walking connectivity to new sidewalks that will soon be built throughout Cannelton.

  • Week to Clean

    Travis Harpenau, a summer worker at the Tell City Street Department, unloads drawers, window blinds and other items set out by the ton this week in Tell City as part of the community’s spring cleanup week. Crews will finish making rounds today. Tell Citians who forgot to put out their unwanted items – or who have more to discard – can take items to the city garage until 3 p.m. today. Discarded furniture included old sofas.