Local News

  • River Road project awaits comment period, other steps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A public-comment period is under way, an environmental review will be completed near its deadline and a geotechnical study “should be progressing soon,” Alvin Evans said Dec. 8 about work toward an improved River Road.

  • Foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $27,000 at its annual awards luncheon Dec. 3. The money from various foundation funds will support education and arts programs, bolster fire protection and provide added recreational opportunities.

    The luncheon was held at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall and recognized donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Parting moments

    County commissioners Gary Dauby, left, and Jody Fortwendel and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg chat after a county commissioners meeting in which Dauby and other departing county officials were recognized.

  • Board names new principal for William Tell

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Ferdinand resident will step up from an assistant-principal position to take on leadership of William Tell Elementary School as 2011 begins.

  • County braces for winter storm

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Residents put aside their Christmas shopping and stocked up on bread, milk and other staples Wednesday as a winter storm took aim for southern Indiana. Forecasters were spinning different predictions as to the storm’s impact. As The News went to press late in the afternoon, the National Weather Service was calling for a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to begin falling before midnight and continuing through the overnight hours. Other forecasts were calling for the wintry mix to turn to rain on Thursday.

  • Legion karaoke contest ends Friday

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 is sponsoring a karaoke contest that will conclude Friday night with a final judging performance.

    To qualify for the final judging, contestants must have appeared four out of the 13 weeks. Special awards will be given for perfect attendance. Judging will be by members of local bands.

    Cash prizes will also be given out.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with qualifying starting at 7. Cover charge is $2 per person. A cash bar and grill will be open at 6 p.m.

  • Orscheln’s toy drive ends Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Orscheln Farm and Home Store will sponsor a toy drive for Toys for Tots.

    Take new toys to the Orscheln store as a donation by Wednesday to ensure the kids get them for Christmas.

    For more information, call 547-7444.

  • Optimist blanket drive under way

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.

    Items can be dropped off at any German American location in Tell City, the Evangelical United Church of Christ or St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Boxes will be in place until Dec. 18. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

  • Silly Safari to visit library Dec. 28 with special guests

    TELL CITY – Silly Safari’s Jingle John will visit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 to present a Christmas show.

    Sami the Reindeer Herder, a show sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will feature animals of the North Pole, including a reindeer.

    Silly Safari shows are informative as well as silly, said library staff.

    Those attending are asked to arrive early to get a seat.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie supplier ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.