Local News

  • Early trash pickup in Troy this week

    TROY – Due to a scheduling change, trash in Troy will be picked up Tuesday instead of the normal day of Wednesday. The change is for this week only. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Ewing names members of TC works board

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has appointed members to the city’s board of public works and safety for 2012.

    Serving with Ewing will be Councilmen Gerald Yackle and Gary Morton. Yackle is a past works-board member while Morton is new to the group, which has oversight of the city’s police, fire, wastewater and trash-collection departments.

  • Appointments made in Tell City for 2012

    TELL CITY – Department heads in Tell City were reappointed to their positions by Mayor Barbara Ewing.

    Appointments were:

    Greg Hendershot, police chief, and John Allen, assistant chief.

    Greg Linne, fire chief, and Steve Hauser, assistant chief.

    Bruce Badger, wastewater superintendent.

    Jeff Everly, street commissioner.

    Dale Poole, water-utility superintendent.

    Bob Young, building commissioner.

    Earl Parker, Greenwood Cemetery Sexton.

    Maurice Harpenau, recreation director.

  • Engineering firm to examine drainage issue near 20th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Benardin, Lochmueller and Associates will charge the city no more than $2,800 to assess an area near the 1200 block of 20th Street in Tell City where poor drainage has been a lingering problem.

    The city’s works board approved a contract with the Evansville-based firm Tuesday. The company will study the area and prepare recommendations to the city. Funds for the study will come from the city’s stormwater fund, which receives monthly fees paid by residents.

  • Commissioners reorganize for 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bill Amos will serve as president in county-commissioner meetings this year and Jody Fortwendel will fulfill the vice-president’s role after a reorganization Jan. 3.

    The commissioners also opted to continue meeting in the county courthouse at 6 p.m. the first Monday and 8 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The only holiday conflict this year will be Labor Day, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said, so that Monday meeting will be bumped from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5.

  • Cannelton 175-year group seeks public input

    CANNELTON – With the arrival of 2012, the Cannelton Foundation is moving ahead with plans for the city’s 175th anniversary celebration in October.

    The foundation will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the city council chambers to discuss plans and activities for the celebration. The festivities are scheduled to start the week of Oct. 8 and will conclude Oct. 14.

    Meeting organizer Brandi Hess said the meeting is open to the public, as well as Cannelton Foundation members.

  • Hunting for a successful new year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    For generations, hunters have marked New Year’s by leading dogs into Perry County’s fields and woods.

    On a recent sunny Saturday, brothers Gage and Jase Otto joined their father, Ryan, and the father-and-son team of Kevin and Jordon Beck for an afternoon of rabbit hunting. Otto’s trio of beagles, HV, Jenna and Stevi, did most of the work, scouting acres of tall warm-season grasses and rows of harvested corn and seemingly having as much fun as their human hunting partners.

  • Cannelton police chief’s badge pinned on Hall

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Lee Hall, who served as second-in-command to former Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson, is the new head of the city’s police force.

    Mayor Mary Snyder announced Hall as her choice for police chief after she and other city officials were sworn in Jan. 1.

    Hall worked as a reserve officer in 2005 before attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2007 and was appointed a patrolman, first in a part-time capacity and then, in 2008, full time.

  • Council members object to new animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Objections to a new animal-control ordinance came out at a county council meeting Jan. 3.

  • Commissioners seek names for appointments

    TELL CITY – County commissioners need to make appointments to a zoning-appeals board, the Tell City Plan Commission and a new animal welfare, control and education board, and will accept letters of interest until their Feb. 15 meeting.