Local News

  • TC Schools’ summer program under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Cares Program is offering a free summer open-gym program for William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School students entering grades 3-9 in the upcoming school year. The program will run through Aug 2, except for July 4, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

    The program will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will include gym activities, swimming and movies. 

    Students will enter the building through the main office entrance on Jefferson Street. 

  • Schweizer Fest food booth opportunity

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Inc. has an opportunity for additional food booths this year during the Aug. 8-11 festival. If you are part of a nonprofit organization in Perry County and would like to participate, now is your chance. 

    Review the following items already offered and come up with a different product, then call Cheri Taylor with Schweizer Fest to reserve your space. There is a need for a group to provide chicken dinners Friday and Saturday nights as well.

  • New Boston chapel open house postponed until July

    NEW BOSTON – A public open house at a family and community chapel constructed by News Editor Vince Luecke originally planned for Saturday and Sunday will now be held in July. An exact date will be announced soon. 

    Located just east of New Boston, the 30- by 55-foot chapel is nearing completion but its hardwood floors need sealing and pews need to be installed. 

  • March of Dimes meeting today

    TELL CITY – A planning committee working on projects sponsored by the March of Dimes will meet at 1 p.m. today at Old National Bank. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, call Betty Cash at 547-3427.

  • Tell City-Troy Township Schools honored for work on athletic field

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Pioneer Athletics has announced that Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Fields of Excellence Award.

    As a winner, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will receive a certificate of recognition and a Fields of Excellence banner that they can proudly display at their winning field. Pioneer may also use their winning field picture in upcoming publications and annual calendar.

  • Temporary teacher hired at Cannelton


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting May 24 the temporary employment of a Paoli High School graduate to teach Spanish while the regular teacher, Teresa Ball, is on maternity leave.

    Sarah Oakley was the only applicant, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt told board members.

  • Plan commission to consider city, Ramsey requests this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission will meet this evening for public hearings on several proposed projects within the city. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs City Council chambers. 

    Projects that will undergo the commission’s review and possible recommendation are:

    • The city of Tell City’s plans for a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    • The Perry County Redevelopment Authority’s plans for a new county jail adjacent to the courthouse. 

  • Board approves administrator contracts


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting May 24 contracts that will give Superintendent of Schools Al Sibbitt $60,000 in annual salary from July 1 this year through June 2015 and Roger Fisher $52,200 from August 2012 through July 2014.

  • Annual Relay for Life nets $35,000


    PERRY COUNTY – People from throughout Perry County converged at Perry Central Community School Saturday for the culmination of fundraising efforts conducted throughout the year.

    Approximately $35,000 was raised in this county’s annual Relay for Life, “a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease,” according to the American Cancer Society. 

  • Volunteers still sought for River Sweep



    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are signed up for this year’s River Sweep in Perry County, but there’s still plenty of time to get involved in Saturday’s event. 

    “We’ll have people at Hafele Park in Cannelton and Sunset Park in Tell City,” said Ken Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District. His office has long served as the local coordinator for the event.