Local News

  • Boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18.

    They’re contacting area businesses for donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle. Anyone who has items to donate should call auction chairwoman Selina Sims at 719-7232.

  • City group plans chili competition, Christmas event

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host its second annual chili cook-off during “A Christmas Celebration” from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 in City Hall Park and along the Main Street parade route. The street will be closed in preparation for the parade.

    The committee is looking for individuals and businesses that are interested in making their best pot of chili for a panel of judges and the public to vote on their favorite. Two awards will be given; one for the best chili judged by the panel and one for the people’s choice.

  • Plans in place for Cannelton parade

    CANNELTON – The 2011 Cannelton Christmas Parade is set for Friday, Nov. 25. Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Legion Auxiliary Post 142 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

    This year’s parade entries are to begin lining up at Fourth and Herzeele streets facing Indiana 66. They will line Herzeele Street toward the flood-wall and along First Street toward Washington Street facing Herzeele.

  • Former football star undergoes evaluation after warning of evil

    BRISTOW – A former college football standout from Ohio was transported to an Evansville hospital for a mental evaluation Oct. 27 after showing up at a Bristow-area home wearing a rosary around his neck and warning about evil.

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  • Thanksgiving holiday patrols planned

    JASPER – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safer, the Indiana State Police will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide in participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

    Beginning last Friday and running through Nov. 27, the Indiana State Police will conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

  • Hilgenhold, supporters dedicate Eagle Scout project

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    GATCHEL – The work Levi Hilgenhold put into his Eagle Scout project was obvious Nov. 6 as he hosted a dedication of improvements at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Gatchel.

  • Eastern hemlock, the Hoosier National Forest’s threatened gem

    TELL CITY – One of the hidden gems in the Hoosier National Forest is Hemlock Cliffs. This unique area located in Crawford County is cooler than the surrounding area due to a box canyon and moist sandstone rock formations.

    It has lush vegetation and as its name implies, it is the home of one of the few populations of eastern hemlock in Indiana.

    This area is on the western edge of the home range of eastern hemlock and is a remnant of the cooler climate of the past. It is an isolated patch which may help it in the future as a deadly pest draws closer.

  • Eagles Bluff Park now closed on weekends

    CANNELTON – Due to budget cuts by the Perry County Council, starting Dec. 17 Eagles Bluff Park will be closed on weekends.

    Money used to pay the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant was stricken from the 2012 budget by the county council, which had to cut $400,000 from the county’s overall budget. One of the assistant’s responsibilities was opening and closing Eagles Bluff on weekends.

  • Veteran officer to retire in 2012

    TELL CITY – A police officer who served under three mayors will retire early next year. Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge’s last day will be Jan.14, Police Chief Greg Hendershot announced at last week’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Wooldridge served as a reserve officer several years before joining the force full time in 1990. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in 1999 and later became the department’s sergeant.

    In that role he currently serves as fourth in command after chief, assistant chief and lieutenant.