Local News

  • 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.

  • Yaggi seeks Cannelton Council seat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – James Emory Yaggi, 9 Pleasant Valley Dr., is attempting to return to the Cannelton Common Council on which he previously served.
    Now a member of the city’s board of public works and safety, Yaggi previously served several terms as councilman. He has lived his entire life in Cannelton except for a 22-month stint in the Army that included 13 months in Korea. The combat engineer attained the rank of sergeant first class.

  • Nugent: City has moved forward despite economy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Cannelton has moved steadily forward despite the economy’s decline,” Cannelton Common Councilwoman Kimberly S. Nugent said in written comments she provided to The News.

    She filed paperwork in the county clerk’s office Feb. 16 signifying her intent to seek reelection.

  • Redevelopment authority approves easement request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority retained its slate of officers in an annual reorganization and approved a request to expand an easement.
    Louis Heitkemper will continue to serve as president, Pam Krygielka as vice president and Margaret Evrard as secretary of the three-person body.

  • Tell Street sidewalk project groundbreaking Friday

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to take part in a Friday-morning groundbreaking for Tell City’s Safe Routes to School Sidewalk and Bike Path Project. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 31st and Tell streets.
    The sidewalk project from William Tell Elementary School to 19th Street has been in the planning stage for several years and will join a network of new bike lanes leading to parks and greenways.

  • County to test weather-warning preparations

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County commissioners have joined Gov. Mitch Daniels in proclaiming March 13-19 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
    During the week, Perry County Emergency Management officials will emphasize safety procedures that could help protect people from tornadoes, according to the local proclamation.