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Today's News

  • Longtime grocer Cash Saver closing its doors

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The writing has been on the wall for some time for Michael Hoesli, who’s long owned the Cash Saver grocery store along Indiana 37. Citing a “tough business” that has seen declining sales in recent years, coupled with turnover from key employees, Hoesli said he’s opted to shut the store.

    He had been in recent negotiations with several potential buyers of the currently named Cash Saver and had “come fairly close” to agreements but none materialized.

  • Pioneer Village open house offers rich history lesson

    Families and friends will reunite at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday for the annual Heritage Tour and Open House. Enactors will host all of the cabins and demonstrate crafts and old-time cooking at many of the exhibit sites.

    Experienced cooks will return for a variety of foods available to the public on both days. Saturday’s fare features Frank Stiles and Co.’s famous barbecued-chicken dinners and Rick and Brenda Pund’s and Chuck’s Bearcat Stew.

  • Route 66 yard sales Friday, Saturday

    Bargains won’t be hard to find Friday and Saturday as Perry County’s annual Route 66 Yard Sale provides a backdrop for dozens of yard and garage sales in Troy, Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point and other locations along the scenic state route that rings much of the county.

    Residents who live along Indiana 66 can host sales in front of their homes while others are invited to set up shop for the day in any number of business locations, including Lincoln Park Shopping Center along Indiana 66 and along the highway in Cannelton.

  • Habitat marks 20 years of changing families’ lives

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Building houses for people in need, Habitat for Humanity of Perry County celebrated its 20th anniversary last Thursday with a crowd of contributors and several community members who have benefited from the program.

    Director Sue Denoncour introduced keynote speaker, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Indiana, Gina Leckron, as “a lady with a passion for Habitat’s mission.”

  • Marching Marksmen semistate bound

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Marching Marksmen continued their pace toward the state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium with a gold rating Saturday at regionals. The band is now onward to the semi-state showcase.

    In two weeks, the band will have to be in top form for a chance to play at the state championships.

  • Cannelton Library celebrates with Frankenfest
  • HNF rec survey underway

    TELL CITY – A voluntary recreation-use visitor survey will be conducted on the Hoosier National Forest from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019.  This will be the fourth time the forest has conducted visitor interviews under the protocols of the National Visitor Use Monitoring program. 

    The nationwide survey is designed to determine how many people visited the forest and the recreation activities they participated in while they were there. 

    Only visitors exiting recreation areas for the last time on their visit will be interviewed. 

  • Rail, truck traffic robust at TC port

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Despite a slow month for barge traffic, it continues to be a banner year for the Tell City River Port. That was the message from the terminal’s operations manager Jared Kleemann in his monthly report to Perry County Port Authority board members.

  • Candidate forum Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – A political forum this Thursday, Oct. 18, will draw candidates running for local offices in the Nov. 6 general election.

    The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 6:30 p.m. event, which will be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    Candidates for county offices, including sheriff, coroner, commissioner and county council, will introduce themselves and answer questions. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live and on the Cromwell Radio Network station. 

  • Tell City Council sets salaries for 2019

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council approved a trio of salary ordinances during its Oct. 1 meeting that will provide a 2.5-percent increase in the salaries of city employees in 2019. The ordinances were adopted as was the 2019 budget for the city.