Local News

  • ‘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.”

  • French Lick Resort plans holiday events

    FRENCH LICK – French Lick Resort is getting ready for the 2011 holiday season with an array of activities that will suit the wishes and desires of guests both young and old.

    Decorations are being placed – some traditional favorites and some new – including very exciting exhibits, additional lights and many more sights and sounds that will be memory-making moments for the entire family.

    Like years past, a half-million twinkling lights will illuminate the turn-of-the-century hotels and their beautiful grounds.

  • Santa on his way to county for holiday-weekend parades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus will be the guest of honor at two weekend parades as Perry County kicks off the holiday season.

    Cannelton’s parade begins at 6 p.m. Friday with Tell City’s parade getting under way at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Leopold will host its annual parade Dec. 4.

    New Lineup Location for Cannelton Event

    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.

  • Spencer County plans more work at former Troy refinery

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Spencer County commissioners voted earlier this month to authorize Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representatives to submit an application for $200,000 grant through the Indiana Brownfields Program.