Local News

  • Post office changes to blame for delivery woes

    Dave Eldridge


    To our valued subscribers living close by in Spencer County – and possibly Dubois, Harrison and Warrick – I must apologize to you if your newspaper has been delayed by as much as five days in the last few weeks. 

    It seems that the postal service has made some significant changes in the way they handle delivery of our newspapers to your home or business after leaving Tell City.

  • County fair earns blue ribbon
  • Downtown cleanup July 27

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is extending an invitation to area residents to volunteer in downtown Tell City for the first Downtown Clean Up Day to be held from 8 to 10 a.m. July 27.

    Residents, along with merchants and city personnel, are asked to meet in City Hall Park and join together in what Mayor Barbara Ewing hopes will be a promotion of pride in the community. 

    Watch for more details about the event in Monday’s edition. 

  • Zoning salary request dies without council motion


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A request to the county council to raise the county’s part-time zoning administrator’s pay died for lack of a motion at a regular meeting June 28. They approved with a caveat a request to cover $3,000 in attorney’s fees for the same office.

    “You kind of knew coming in what the salary and the hours were” for the administrator, Hubert Voges Jr., Councilman Stan Goffinet told him, “so maybe the next budget session we can change that.”

  • Every camper leaves Anderson Woods a winner

    The sixth week of camp at Anderson Woods Summer Camp ended, as every week does, at this camp for children and adults with special needs, located near Bristow. 

    On Thursday afternoon, just prior to the arrival of the campers’ parents and caregivers, each camper received an award recognizing something in particular at which the camper had excelled during the week. This ritual has become an event to which the campers look forward each week, and which they will ask about in the days leading up to it. 

  • United Way “Stuff the Bus” Returns

    PERRY COUNTY – “Are you ready to help ‘Stuff the Bus’ to help families in need?” asks Rebecca Fenn, director for United Way of Perry County.

  • Drought resources available

    PERRY COUNTY – According to a June 26 report from the Indiana Drought Monitor, the majority of southern Indiana is now classified in a severe drought effecting field crops, home landscaping, garden vegetables and streams and ponds throughout the area. 

    With the current conditions, field crops are deteriorating and affecting the future yield potential of corn and soybeans. Some may think that drought-stressed corn plants would be more beneficial as feed for cattle with the low yields potential. 

  • City delays one-way street designations


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Detours around Indiana 66 construction in Cannelton will go into effect approximately July 30, Mayor Mary Snyder said Wednesday morning.

    The city’s board of public works and safety had met and learned the city was informed the day before current work would likely continue another 10 days, the mayor said. 

  • Century warns it may close smelter


    Hancock County Clarion

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Talks between Big Rivers Electric Cooperative, the Century Aluminum smelter in Hawesville and the Rio Tinto aluminum smelter in Sebree, Ky., broke down this week. 

    Owners of the two smelters asked for a combined $110 million in concessions from Big Rivers on their power rates.

  • Plan commission OKs apartment project



    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission gave its approval last Thursday to a development plan for new independent living apartments a Tell City developer wants to build near Dauby Lane. 

    Ramsey Development will construct four buildings, each containing four apartments.