Local News

  • UPDATE: Koch's attorney says he denies allegations

    UPDATE, Nov. 29: Koch’s attorney, John Wetherill of Rockport, offered a statement Tuesday morning. He said Koch denies the allegations of wrongdoing.

  • County to take on added insurance cost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to take on additional costs of county employees’ insurance to avoid increasing the workers’ expenses.

    The cost to employees has been hiked $75 over the last several years, Commissioner Bill Amos said.

  • Book shares message of hope amid loss

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local educator’s childhood experience of losing a parent provided inspiration for a new book she hopes will offer hope and encouragement for young people facing similar grief.
    Joyce Stath’s first children’s book, “Dear Daddy, When a Parent Dies,” was published this fall.

  • ‘Messiah’ coming to Tell City

    EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

  • Here comes Santa Claus
  • Department earns award from state council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s police department was named a “best small agency” by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced receipt of the award at a special meeting Wednesday of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Cannelton School Board begins process to fire superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Tell City Christmas parade postponed until Saturday

    Due to rain forecast for Sunday afternoon, Tell City's Christmas Parade has been postponed until Saturday. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. with a chili cook-off and Christmas in the Park activities in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Letters to Santa due by Nov. 30

    TELL CITY — The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 22 — just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Letters must be received by Nov. 30.

  • Town of Santa Claus gearing up for busy December

    SANTA CLAUS – The 2011 Santa Claus Christmas Celebration will kick off the first weekend of December with holiday-themed family activities and events.

    “We celebrate Christmas all year long, but the town goes all out during December,” said Melissa Wilkinson, executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau. “With the lodging packages and special events going on each weekend, the Christmas celebration is a great way to experience the season.”