Today's News

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  • Port, rail business on upswing


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – After a bumpy start to the year, which included a temporary shutdown due to flooding, traffic at the Tell City River Port has steadily picked up. With 110 carloads transported via Hoosier Southern Railroad in June, traffic far exceeded expectations, drawing in 36 more freight cars than originally slated for the month. That was bolstered heavily by an influx of movements to and from Waupaca Foundry for sand and pig iron used in the company’s casting process.

  • New Troy marshal has years of experience




    TROY – The town of Troy has a new lawman.

    Micah Jackson was sworn in Wednesday evening as the community’s marshal. The 33-year-old Tell City man fills a position that has been vacant for close to a year.

    Jackson works as a full-time dispatcher for the city of Tell City and has served for several years as a reserve officer for the Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. He was Cannelton’s canine officer for a time.

  • Library welcomes new clerk, positive budget news


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A new face will greet patrons to the Tell City Branch Library. Whitney Nesmith started as a library clerk on June 4.

    She earned her master’s degree in library sciences from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis after earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism. While in school for journalism, Nesmith volunteered at libraries and knew she loved reading, which grew into an interest in library sciences.

  • Parks board to host bow shoot


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department will host a three-dimensional archery shoot at Eagles Bluff Park 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

    There will be no set entry fee but archers can make a donation, which will go to groups that help with the shoot.

  • City to offer community center to Cannelton schools



    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will ask the city’s school system to assume ownership and responsibility for the Cannelton Community Center. The school is the most frequent user of the building, which was dedicated in 1998.

  • As summer passes midpoint, educators plan for August


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With classes set to resume at Tell City Schools in less than a month, the school board is preparing for the start of the fall semester Aug. 2.

  • Virginia outdoor drama names new director with local ties

    RADFORD, Va – A well-known Virginia teacher, actor and playwright has been named to direct the second season of “Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” in Radford this summer.

    Wesley Young, who has been a professor of theatre and cinema at Radford University since 2000, will take over directing duties of the historical outdoor drama he co-wrote last year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City, and Ms. Brenda Lee of Bowling Green, Ky.

  • How to be a Christmas Angel in 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is enhancing its Holiday Helpers United Program by partnering with Catholic Charities and creating a Christmas Angel Store.  The groups will be making a departure from the traditional Angels on the trees at Walmart and in the local banks.

  • National champion

    Tell City freshman-to-be Olivia Hale won the S3DA 3-D Female Middle School Olympic Recurve class archery national championship at the Mermet Lake State Conservation Area near Metropolis, Ill., June 22-23 and also helped Archery Camps USA of Boonville win the Middle School Club Division. She is the daughter of Brandon and Dee Bundy.