Local News

  • Perry County Youth Soccer Day at the University of Evansville

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville Soccer Aces will play the University of Kentucky at the Aces Soccer Field  Arad McCutchan Stadium Sept. 26.

    All Perry County youth soccer players, preschool through eighth grade, will be admitted free to a practice session and to the game.

    The charge for high-school players and adults is $5.

  • Indiana Horse Rescue to host fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Indiana Horse Rescue South will take rescued horses to Orscheln Farm Store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. This fundraising event will be to help raise funds to feed the horses for the winter.

    The group will hold raffles, games, face painting and other events. Different kinds of foods will be available for purchase and a bake sale will also be set up.

    The event is for all ages. The horses will be present for everyone to see and understand the implications of animal abuse.

  • Tri-County memory walk set for Oct. 9 in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to join the annual Tri-County Memory Walk, Oct. 9 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9.

  • TC homecoming ceremonies planned for Friday

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will hold its football homecoming at approximately 6:10 p.m. Friday before the Marksmen’s game against Southridge.

    Queen candidates

    Lacey Bolin is the daughter of Dennis and Lisa Bolin. She has been involved with pep club for four years, softball for two years and cheerleading and Advocates Club for one year. Bolin plans to attend Evangel University and major in nursing to become an emergency-room nurse.

  • School officials: Many students still lack mandatory vaccinations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Two hundred fifty-seven letters went out to parents whose children weren’t in compliance with new immunization requirements, “and we’re making phone calls to homes,” Laura Noble reported at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday.

  • Cannelton seeks ramp builder

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner Charlie Davis is still looking for someone who can replace a ramp to help wheelchair-using residents enjoy the city’s boat ramp.

    Councilman John Young III said during a board of public works and safety meeting last Monday neither of two contractors he’d contacted returned his calls.

    Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said she contacted a city official in Troy, who couldn’t remember who built a grant-funded wheelchair ramp in use there.

  • New class kicks off leadership program’s 20th year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – Charting their personality differences, building teamwork skills and constructing a timeline of important events in the history of Perry County were just some of the activities the 15 members of this year’s Leadership Perry County class took part in during an overnight retreat Sept. 10-11.

  • 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.