Local News

  • LHDC receives stimulus grants

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry K. Kleeman announced that LHDC recently received continuation grants for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs funded last year through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Perfecting precision

    Perry Central Marching Commodores rehearse their show Sept. 28 after competing at three invitational events and ahead of a district contest Saturday.

  • Voters must take photo ID to polls

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:

    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.

    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Tires slashed outside of Main Street bar

    TELL CITY – Police detained a male juvenile Monday in their investigation into vandalism to vehicles parked near Braunie’s Bar.
    Officers received the call late Saturday night that 13 cars had their tires slashed.

    Cpl. Marty Haughee and Patrolwoman Heather Glenn fielded the initial call and Lt. Alan Malone said a male juvenile was detained Monday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 547-9563.

  • Maple tree gone, but Frymire back with famed forecast

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN, News Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky.

    IRVINGTON, Ky. – L.H. “Dick” Frymire’s famous Japanese maple — reportedly a survivor of two lightning strikes and a twister — will no longer offer predictions such as when the year’s first robin will appear.

    “We’re getting ready to cut it down,” he said. “It’s just plain dead.”

  • Washington Street repaving coming soon

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s mayor was hesitant to set a firm date for the work to take place, but Barbara Ewing said Monday that portions of heavily traveled Washington Street will be repaved in coming weeks.

  • Walk-to-School Day at William Tell Elementary

    William Tell Elementary School students, staff, administrators and several parents walked from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to the school Wednesday, providing a local observance of International Walk to School Day.

  • Cannelton students earn awards for Web site

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The three media-club members who were active through last year in Cannelton earned several payoffs for their efforts.

    A research-based Web site they produced on the Iditarod sled-dog race earned an Excellence in Media Award at the latest International Student Media Festival, as did two single photos and a photo essay submitted by members.

  • County seeks ban on marijuana substitute

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed unanimously Monday to ban products that the county attorney said “folks, and particularly children, are using as a substitute for marijuana.”

  • Elementary principal suspended

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas “is on administrative leave at this time,” according to Laura Noble,  assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

    As The News reported in May, Maas replaced Noble as principal as the current school year began.

    Noble said the duration of Maas’ leave is unknown, but is “pending further investigation and review.”