Local News

  • Emmons to be profiled in carving series Saw Dogs

    ST. CROIX – Bear Hollow Wood Carvers owner Jason Emmons will be featured on Episode 9 of the new reality show series Saw Dogs.

    The series premieres Jan. 7 on the Velocity Channel with the first two episodes airing back-to-back. Saw Dogs will also air on OLN Jan. 24.

  • Memories of Perry County’s Christmases Past

    Editor’s Note: As Christmas nears, The Tell City Historical Society provided The News three Christmas stories from its files. The stories were submitted in December 1971.

    Remembering Christmas in the 1920s
    By Louise Becker

    Christmas at our house was a time of excitement for weeks, with preparations for the holiday beginning with baking of cookies which filled every available crock jar for storage to keep them fresh. There were at least six or eight different kinds of the same recipes used yearly.

  • 100 years of restoring America’s priceless forests

    While Congressional gridlock has been an ongoing problem, 100 years ago legislators worked together to pass the Weeks Act. This groundbreaking law led to the creation and restoration of 52 national forests in 26 eastern states. Nearly 25 million acres, including some of the most abused and severely degraded land was restored after the passage of this act.

  • Governmental, other offices closing for holidays

    TELL CITY – Many governmental offices will be closed in coming days due to Christmas.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and Monday and Jan. 2, as will the Perry County Courthouse and other county and state offices.

    Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will be delayed a day the week after Christmas and New Year’s. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26 in Tell City.

  • Hogsett offers update on violent-crime initiative

    TELL CITY – After spending the second shift riding along with Evansville Police Department officers in high-crime neighborhoods earlier this month, United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett discussed year-end results from an ongoing Violent Crime Initiative. Hogsett also announced charges against six individuals who are alleged to have operated a methamphetamine operation in the area.

  • William Tell Elementary fitness efforts on TV tonight

    TELL CITY – A Public Broadcasting System segment titled “Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools” will air at 7:30 p.m. today on WNIN 9.1.

    Filming occurred at William Tell Elementary for a portion of this segment.

    If you miss the live broadcast, you can see the video online by going to their Web site, www.wnin.org and clicking on the black banner under the main heading on the word ‘Watch.’ There should be an option ‘Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools.’

  • It’s Girl Scout cookie time

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of girls in Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will take orders through Jan. 13 for eight varieties of cookies — Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Shout Outs.

  • Office recycles electronic items

    PERRY COUNTY – Looking for ways to be green this holiday? You can take the following items to the Purdue extension office in Perry County so they can be recycled: cell phones and cell phone batteries, laser cartridges, ink-jet cartridges and any type of batteries.

  • Cannelton city employees to get 3-percent raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved in a regular meeting Dec. 12 a salary ordinance that will bump city employees’ pay 3 percent in 2012.

    Published in a Dec. 1 legal ad, the ordinance lists annual pay for the mayor at $12,056.16 and that of the clerk-treasurer at $12,600. Each member of the common council will be paid $1,500.

    The city’s building and code inspector will be paid $2,100, and the zoning administrator $3,250.08.

  • School board grants medical leave requests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members granted medical leave requests for two teachers Monday, including a Spanish and English instructor whose job status created a stir among some students the previous week.