Local News

  • New engine adds to forest’s firefighting arsenal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new fire engine just placed into service at the Hoosier National Forest Ranger Station in Tell City offers federal firefighters a powerful tool in controlling blazes and in conducting prescribed fires. It also stands ready to aid local fire departments in a nine-county area.

  • Cleanup resumes, a bite at a time

    A track hoe operator works to separate metal from other debris at former furniture-factory buildings on Franklin Street.

  • City awards parking lot bid

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A portion of nearly $2 million obtained by Tell City under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant will be used to construct a parking lot on 10th Street near one of the city’s most-used athletic fields.

    J.H. Rudolph & Co. was awarded the bid to construct the lot on city-owned lots across from Dennis Kress Memorial Park and Little League fields.

  • New principal: School’s opening, transition smooth

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I just got to luck into a smooth transition,” Sara Maas told Tell City-Troy Township School Board members at a regular meeting Tuesday. The new William Tell Elementary School principal had just told them a back-to-school cookout was “extremely successful,” with hot weather and crowding the only problems identified by parents.

  • Car wash Saturday will raise funds for D.C. trip

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a weekend car wash with eighth-graders to help fund their Washington, D.C. trip.

    The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Street parking lot. All donations will be appreciated.

  • Water quality training Oct. 2

    JASPER – Hoosier Riverwatch will offer free training at Vincennes University Jasper Campus, Saturday Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Participants should take their own lunches.

    The Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Basic Training program introduces citizens and educators to water quality monitoring utilizing hands-on habitat, chemical, and biological assessment methods.

    Participants gain experience and skills in the use of chemical monitoring kits and aquatic insect collection and identification.

  • Workshop to offer tips on preserving historic windows

    TELL CITY – Trying to decide what to do with your historic windows?
    Considering replacement windows to reduce energy bills but not sure where to begin?

    Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 and a 7 to 9 p.m. session titled “Repair – Don’t Replace – Historic Windows.” The event will take place at the former Coca-Cola building at 310 Ninth St. in Tell City and is sponsored by Indiana Landmarks Foundation and the Tell City Historical Society.

  • Power of the Purse event returns Oct. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to do some early Christmas shopping with local vendors, get together with friends, enjoy a free lunch, tour a beautiful health-care facility and help a local charity all in one day?

    Then you need to mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for “Power of the Purse” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Schools to host pair of workshops

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host two upcoming workshops of interest to students.

    The school will host a College 101 Workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the elementary cafeteria. John Campbell, a University of Southern Indiana admissions representative, will talk about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, testing and more. 

    Participants will also learn information about workforce and helpful hints on how to best transition between high school and college.

  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters partnership to help girls shine

    PERRY COUNTY – A new partnership between Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley and Girl Scouts of America will help boost the confidence and self-esteem of elementary school-age girls.

    As part of a pilot program, a group of adult women from the community have volunteered to serve as one-on-one mentors to girls at William Tell Elementary School.