Local News

  • Cannelton coping with hurt sewer chief

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball is recuperating from an accident that occurred while handling a floodwall gate the previous Tuesday, Mayor Smokey Graves reported at regular city meetings July 11.

  • City to break ground on 3 new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first three homes constructed in Tell City under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program are for sale and three more houses are already or will soon be under construction.

    The city’s local real-estate agencies are sharing listings on the three completed homes, whose locations and listing prices are:1302 Main St., $113,000; 425 12th St., $119,000 and 647 11th St., $123,000.

  • Share your ‘Dragging Main’ memories

  • Dragging Main

    Hundreds were expected Saturday. It’s hard to tell exactly how many actually came to drag Main Street in Tell City. Spurred by a Facebook invitation to rekindle memories of cruising city streets with friends, the city was filled with cruisers of all ages. Classic coupes, convertibles, muscle cars new and old, trucks and motorcycles paraded through the city’s downtown for hours.

  • July 24 ride will benefit animal-care group

    ROCKPORT – A Pals for Paaws benefit ride will be conducted July 24 from Steve’s American Cycle in Rockport.

    Sign-in will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will leave at 11. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Proceeds will go to Pals for Paaws, which provides shelter, food and care services for rescued animals and needs community support, according to Director Dottie Childers. She provides pet-care blog entries at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat Web site.

  • Democrat group’s book drive will benefit libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive to benefit local libraries. Books can be donated through drop-boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton. For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

  • Volunteers sought for Tell City’s effort

    TELL CITY – Visitors to Tell City’s Main Street business district will notice some changes in the next few weeks. The Tell City Beautification Committee has placed flower baskets on the new light posts along Main Street. There will be two baskets at each intersection for a total of 10 baskets. The committee has expressed its thanks to VIP and The Greenhouse for their assistance with preparing the baskets for hanging.

  • Shoot for the Stars

    Five contestants in the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest, at left, Twila Brown, Ashley Graves, Savannah Alvey, Rebecca Shearn and Brooke Lawalin, advanced after Friday’s event in City Hall Park. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see others.)

  • Bandon Tavern ribbon-cutting

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new ownership of the Bandon Tavern. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • 4-H Royalty

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