Local News

  • Principals report on academic progress

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – During a regular meeting of the Tell-City-Troy Township School Board Tuesday, reports were given by each school’s principal about Adequate Yearly Progress and Public Law 221.

  • Schweizer Fest Street Cars

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  • Firms win bids for old TC Chair building work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jerry Aigner Construction of Boonville will perform demolition and earthwork at the former Tell City Chair Co. building for $293,500 after the Perry County Redevelopment Commission accepted bids Thursday for a variety of work.

  • School board lays off 5 noncertified employees

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The names of five noncertified employees of the Cannelton City Schools Corp. who will not return to work today were read at a special school-board meeting Thursday.

  • Three hurt in amusement ride mishap at Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Three people were injured Friday night after a light fixture on an amusement ride in City Hall Park apparently fell on ride goers during Tell City’s Schweizer Fest.

    One of the three people was being transferred to another hospital with cuts to his face. The other two people suffered scratches.

    None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

    The ride company is Gene O Rides of Fordsville, Ky.

    The ride was closed and a representative of the state fire marshal’s office was en route to the city late Friday.

  • Happy retirement, Toodie

    A happy gathering of family, friends and co-workers saluted Marcia “Toodie” Parker Friday during a retirement reception at the Tell City Electric Department. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Perry County Friday. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Farmers market shifts location

    TELL CITY – Due to Schweizer Fest’s use of City Hall Park and Ninth Street this week, the Perry County Farmers Market will change locations Saturday.

    The market usually takes place in the 700 block of Ninth Street but will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church at 10th and Mozart streets.

    The market’s 7 a.m. Saturday start time remains the same. The market will return to Ninth Street next week. Tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and melons were among last week’s top sellers.

  • Segway patrol

    Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot, right, and Lt. Alan Malone pose in Sunset Park Monday on the city’s two new Segways. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Cannelton native completes world’s longest bicycle tour

    CANNELTON – Mindy Herzog Paulet, daughter of Norman and Judy Herzog of Cannelton, completed the 2011 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This is an annual seven-day ride now in its 39th year. It is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle-touring event in the world.

    The route averages 472 miles and is not flat. It begins along Iowa’s western border on the Missouri River and ends on the eastern Iowa border at the Mississippi River.

    This was Paulet’s first year to ride and she said she thoroughly enjoyed it.