Local News

  • Tell City breaks ground on Safe Routes to Schools walkway

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Young leaders joined hands with their community’s elders Friday to break ground on a walkway project years in the planning but soon to take shape along Tell and 19th streets.

    When completed this summer, the Safe Routes to Schools project will create a concrete walkway leading from William Tell Elementary School to Tell Street, then west on Tell Street to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • River may crest this week

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A steadily rising Ohio River had some county residents and local officials on alert last week as floodwater covered more state and county roads. In Tell City and Cannelton, officials installed floodwall gates as a precaution.

  • School-board member expresses anger at News

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, I was angry, really angry, and I rarely get really angry,” Dr. Gene Ress said during a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday.

  • Perry County artisans to offer their creations at April 16-17 event

    INDIANAPOLIS – Show-casing the creations of Indiana’s best artists and artisans, the Indiana Artisan Marketplace will debut at the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds April 16-17.
    Approximately 100 artisans from Indiana and an additional 70 from Kentucky will showcase art and food selected as being among the best in Indiana and Kentucky by food and art jury panels created by Indiana Artisan and Kentucky Crafted.

  • CVB’S Minto attends travel showcase

    DETROIT – Bev Minto, director of tourism for Perry County, has returned home from Detroit, Mich., where she attended Heartland Travel Showcase. The event gives tour operators and motor coach owners the opportunity to network together with Midwest business and tourism professionals all trying to attract tours to the local area.

  • Tell City Landmark Changes Hands

    Auctioneers announced Brad Newton as the high bidder for the Frostop. The landmark Tell City eatery has been closed in recent years and Kurtz Auction Co. was hired by the property’s Kentucky owner to sell it. The winning bid was $22,500 in the March 2 auction.

  • City Hall News

    Tell City cleanup dates set
    TELL CITY – Spring is around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for Tell City’s annual cleanup. The city’s board of public works and safety discussed setting this year’s cleanup for June 6.

  • Tell City hopes for planning grant

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs was due in Tell City Wednesday to assess the city’s application for a grant to update its comprehensive plan. The document would replace one completed in the mid-1990s.
    “A lot has changed in Tell City since then, our downtown, our employers and our demographics,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said. An up-to-date comprehensive plan is required for some grant applications and Ewing said the document would help the city seek funds for various projects.

  • Lugar Meets with Municipal Power Association

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar met with Indiana mayors, council members and other Hoosiers on their visit to Washington, D.C. with the Indiana Municipal Power Association.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Marlow Smethurst, superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department, were among the attendees.

  • Yackle seeks new term on TC Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Gerald Yackle says city leaders will be forced to watch spending and protect taxpayers in years ahead as cities and towns cope with reduced state funding.
    Yackle, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to his Ward 3 seat on the Tell City Common Council.
    “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished with grants, the city pool, our wastewater-treatment plant and fire department,” he said.
    Firefighters recently obtained a new ladder truck to bolster protection in the city and county.