Local News

  • 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.

  • TCHS inducts new members into NHS

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School has announced that nine juniors and seniors were inducted into the Tell City High School chapter of National Honor Society in a ceremony held Nov. 3 in the school auditorium.

    The program was led by NHS officers Sarah Goffinet, president; Klyne Waninger, vice president; Kaylie Miller, secretary; Hana Reed, treasurer; Rachel Woznicki, historian and Jordan Heck, activities director, along with Brad Ramsey, the school’s principal.

  • Enrollment under way for county’s 4-H program

    PERRY COUNTY – Open enrollment has begun for Perry County 4-H and all youth in grades kindergarten through 12th grade may join, said Renate Warner, Purdue Extension Educator for 4-H Youth.

    “4-H is the perfect fit for any family,” Warner said. “4-H lets members set their own schedule and they can learn about whatever they wish. They get to play games with kids their age, do community service projects that help build a resume for scholarships and they have the opportunity to earn trips and scholarships.”

  • Sheriff may buy truck for animal-control, other needs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – During discussion Monday about a revised animal-control ordinance, County Commissioner Bill Amos said Sheriff Lee Chestnut “has come up with an idea to help us out, since there won’t be money for an animal-control officer.”

  • Commissioners may adopt animal-control ordinance today (read it here - UPDATED)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

  • Kohnert wins District 2 race for TC Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Julie Kohnert will be one of two new faces on the Tell City Common Council in 2012 after winning Election Day’s closest race. Kohnert, seeking her first elected public office, received 260 votes in precincts 4 and 8, just seven more than Democrat Joe Daum’s 253.

    Kohnert will replace John Little as the District 2 representative on the city council. She will also be the only Republican to serve elected office in the city.

    Little, a Democrat, was not running for another term in office.

  • Snyder victorious in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Republicans swept four of the six races Cannelton voters participated in Tuesday. That and the fact that some incumbents didn’t run for re-election means the council will be composed of mostly new faces when the victors take office in January.

    At the helm will be Mayor Mary Freeman Snyder, who collected 356, or 65.8 percent of the 541 votes cast for that office in the general election.

  • Perry County Election Results

    Cannelton Mayor

    Mary Freeman Snyder (R) 65.8%
    Morris "Smokey" Graves (D) 34.2%

    Cannelton Council At Large

    Melvin McBrayer (R) 66.85%
    Andy Rager (D) 33.15%

    Cannelton Common Council District 1

    Lynn Fulkerson (R) 67.29%
    Priscilla Phillips (D) 32.71%

    Cannelton Common Council District 2

    Jack Harris (R) 52.78%
    Robert "Bobby" Durbin (D) 47.22%

  • Commissioners discuss animal ordinance

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners discussed at their regular meeting Monday a revised animal-control ordinance Commissioner Bill Amos said will likely be voted on at their Dec. 5 meeting.

    The revised version is attached below in Microsoft Word format.

    The News posted a previous version to allow county animal owners the opportunity to review it. Some fee reductions are among the changes appearing in the revision.

  • Family coping in wake of fire

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire on Tell City’s north side gutted a home and left a local family struggling.

    The fire heavily damaged Valarie Simpson’s home at 1935 N. 10th St., Tell City. Fire Chief Greg Linne said Thursday the cause of the fire hadn’t been determined.

    The family needs household items and clothing. Valarie wears size extra-large tops and large or size 16 pants. She wears size 8 shoes.