Local News

  • General describes scenario in soldiers’ killing - UPDATED

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The incident in which a Tell City man and five other soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Monday lasted all of 10 or 15 seconds, according to a general addressing reporters at Fort Campbell by video teleconference Thursday.

  • Chili cook-off winners

    Winners of a chili cook-off hosted by the City of Tell City and the Tell City Beautification Committee were Judge’s Choice: Perry County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The People’s Choice award went to The Freezer.

  • Sponsors announce parade winners

    PERRY COUNTY – Sponsors of weekend parades in Cannelton and Tell City have announced winners of awards given to top entries in various categories.

    Winners in the Tell City Christmas Parade hosted by the city of Tell City and the Tell City Beautification Committee were:

    Nonprofit: Toys for Tots
    Commercial: Baby Bloomers
    Overall Grand Champion: German American Bank

    Cannelton Parade

  • Giving thanks, helping others

    The annual Thanksgiving Day meal cooked by volunteers at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City brightened the holiday.

  • Serious chit-chat

    Local youngsters eager to share their Christmas-morning wishes with Santa got their chance Sunday as St. Nick sat down under the gazebo in City Hall Park.

  • Perry County native dies from injuries after collision with semi

    Gentryville – A Perry County native died Thanksgiving Day from injuries he sustained that morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer near Gentryville.

    The Indiana State Police Post in Jasper received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injury at Indiana 162 east of U.S. 231 in Spencer County.

  • St. Nick plans return visit for Leopold parade

    LEOPOLD – The annual Christmas parade in Leopold is set for 1 p.m. Sunday with Santa Claus making a return visit for the event. Lineup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather on the edge of town.

  • Cannelton school finances improve despite state cuts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Al Chapman isn’t hearing as much negative news about state funding for schools as he had a year before, he said Nov. 18, but he added, “I won’t be comfortable until I see the budget come out.”

    He has heard funding will be returned to a previous level, but “I haven’t heard anybody say if that’s the original number before … or after (recent) cuts,” he told school-board members at a regular meeting.

  • Parade characters

    German American Bank, whose float took on a Scooby Doo theme, won top awards in weekend Christmas parades in Cannelton and Tell City. 

  • Thieves target unlocked cars

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Several unlocked vehicles were entered in Troy last week in a series of overnight break-ins that netted thieves compact discs, MP3 players and satellite radios.