Local News

  • $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. 

  • Officials describe River Road upgrades


    TELL CITY – Few people attended a public hearing on proposed improvements to River Road May 31 in Tell City’s City Hall, and those who attended asked few questions and expressed no concerns.

    As the News has reported previously, the improvements are intended to give truckers a quicker route to the Tell City Port than they have now via the city’s Washington Street. 

  • Body discovered in Hwy. 66 barn


    GRANDVIEW – The death of an as-yet-unidentified man whose remains were found Friday was ruled a homicide this week. That means a murder investigation will likely join what is already an effort to learn the name of the victim and how his body ended up in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66.

  • Body found in collapsed barn; foul play suspected

    SPENCER COUNTY  – Indiana State Police and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department continue to work to identify a body found Friday in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66 east of Grandview.

    State police said the body of a white male was found in the barn near County Road 925 E. A man salvaging scrap wood from the collapsed structure on the Ohio River side of the highway found the remains and contacted police.

  • Officials will consider monofill request June 20

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Know the dos, don’ts for Tell City’s spring cleanup

    TELL CITY – Tell City residents are being encouraged to take advantage of an upcoming spring cleanup, which kicked off today and will continue through Thursday. City crews will be busy this week hauling away unwanted items pulled by residents from garages, basements and closets.

    Residents who want the city to take away junk should place their items in the locations where they place regular trash. Crews will follow their regular routes this week and large items will be picked up with regular bagged trash.

  • Democrat golf scramble June 11

    SANTA CLAUS – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host the Terry Lock Memorial Democrat Golf Scramble 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Christmas Lake.

    Men will play from the white tees, women from the red tees, and golfers 70 and older from the senior tees. Entry fee is $65 per golfer and includes free drinks and snacks on the course and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mulzer Camp one mile west of Troy.

    Dinner tickets are available for nongolfers for $15.

  • Forestry workshop set for June 19

    ST. MEINRAD – A forestry management workshop will be held at the St. Meinrad Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 19.

    The meeting is being organized by the soil and water conservation districts and Purdue Extension Service in both Perry and Spencer counties.

    The program will focus on basic management techniques for forest land along with the economics and benefits of managing forest land correctly.

  • 10th Adventures with Nature field day is June 23

    TIPSAW – The 10th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area June 23. The program has been organized by the Hoosier National Forest, Purdue Extension-Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District.

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.