Local News

  • School open for SF tours

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest visitors will have the opportunity to tour Tell City Junior-Senior High School and renovations that have taken place there the past few years.

    The school will be open for tours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

    Schweizer Fest brings class reunions and many out-of-town alumni may not have seen work renovation.

  • Plott Days coming this week

    TELL CITY – Plott hound enthusiasts from around the nation will be in Tell City Thursday through Saturday for National Plott Days. Activities will be centered at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and the public is invited to visit with breeders and watch activities.

  • Cannelton closes gazebo amid vandalism

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – At the request of Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder, the historic gazebo in a city park was closed until further notice by city-council action July 9.

    Moved from a position along Seventh Street when the city built the fire department, the structure has long been a source of residents’ pride. Some don’t feel the same sentiment, however, the mayor said.

  • City offers to sell water tower to Troy


    TELL CITY – After months of discussion and informal dialogue, the Tell City Water Board voted July 16 to offer a water tower in the city’s industrial park at Troy to that community.

    The board, whose members serve on the city council but constitute the water board, offered to sell the tower to Troy for $50,000.

    “I think that’s a fair offer, for them as well as us,” member Tony Hollinden said.

  • Company’s coming, time to clean up

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  • Inspector promises he’ll get tough on violations

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Dennis Bolin reported at a July 9 meeting of Cannelton’s board of public works and safety he had issued 13 building permits since the beginning of the year.

    “That’s pretty good for a small town,” the building inspector noted.

  • It’s dry but local water supplies OK


    PERRY COUNTY – Despite a once-in-a-generation drought that has caused some utilities to ask customers to conserve water, Perry County’s public water systems are faring well, thanks in part to high-capacity wells and underground aquifers that thus far have been little affected by the lack of rain.

  • In search of Santa Claus

    Feature Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Most creative ideas are triggered by something. It could be a memory, an event, a place or a meeting. Larry Peter’s latest idea for a documentary came from a person; Santa Claus.

  • Headlines missing from Monday print edition

    TELL CITY – Due to a combination of computer-compatibility issues and human error, headlines on several stories were missing from the front page of Monday’s edition. The News’ page production process requires computer-based pages to be opened on more than one machine and when opened a second or third time, headlines are sometimes slightly askew, hiding them from view.

  • Dragging Main 2012

    Hundreds of people descended on downtown Tell City Saturday to see and be seen. Cars of just about every make and model cruised city streets as a DJ spun tunes in City Hall Park. Local merchants sold pizza, ice cream and other snacks and the city’s venerable Frostop was a hub of activity.