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Today's News

  • ‘Will Read (and sing) for Food’ at TCHS Sunday

    TELL CITY – “Guaranteed gut-busting laughs and great music are in store for you to help raise money for Catholic Charities in Tell City.” 

    That’s how organizers of an upcoming fundraiser bill the Sunday appearance of Tell City native Scott Saalman and his Will Read (and sing) For Food Players. Based in Dubois County, the group will perform a public show at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at the Tell City High School auditorium. The show offers a unique blend of humor essays and live music, organizers said.

  • Winter-weather watchers mourn loss of Dick Frymire

    IRVINGTON, Ky. – Dick Frymire’s forecasts were a treat people looked forward to every fall and the News had received several calls and emails in recent weeks asking if we had already published the Irvington man’s predictions.

  • Most offices open Columbus Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, regardless of whether the budget impasse in the nation’s capital has been resolved.

    State offices will also be closed and all Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday.

    City offices in Cannelton and Tell City will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup. County offices will also be open. There will be no mail delivered Monday and a one-day delay in delivery of that day’s News.

  • Hydrant flushing Oct. 17-18 in Troy

    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Oct. 17-18. Customers may notice low water pressure and discolored water when flushing is under way in their area.

  • Water outage Thursday on Ninth Street

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will replace a valve at the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson streets today.

    Residents in the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Ninth Street will experience loss of water beginning at the approximately noon and lasting several hours.

    The outage will affect customers on both sides of the street.

    Utility Superintendent Dale Poole said he thanks customers for their understanding.

  • Troy cleanup Oct. 17-18

    TROY – The town of Troy will hold its annual fall cleanup Oct. 17-18. All items must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. Oct. 17. The regular trash route through town will be followed and there will be no backtracking.

    No batteries, items with Freon, tires or regular household trash will be accepted. Paint cans left out must be emptied.

    A $10 fee will be assessed for each large item left for pickup.

    Charges must be paid at the utility office prior to pickup dates and a receipt must be attached to the item for pick up.

  • Honoring Mayor Walter Hagedorn

    Resolution of Remembrance and Respect

    Mayor Walter R. Hagedorn

    Whereas, Walter R. Hagedorn served with distinction as Mayor of the City of Tell City from 1964 to 1988, where he devoted his life to the betterment of our community; and

    Whereas, in addition to his service as Mayor, he also served as President of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in 1975-1976; and

  • Unwanted medicines will be collected Oct. 26

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Recycling Management District and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years Oct. 26 to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    Take your medications for disposal to the Tell City Fire Station in Tell City or the Family Practice Clinic near Leopold between 8 a.m. and noon, they urge, for free and anonymous disposal.

  • Cannelton Heritage Fest kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday

    CANNELTON – An annual festival paying tribute to the rich history of Cannelton will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday along Washington Street in the city.

    The downtown festival will feature artisans and craftsmen set up in front of historic late 1800s storefronts on the town’s main street. Demonstrations by experienced tradesmen will feature skills and talents practiced by the early settlers of Cannelton. They include pottery, marbling with paper, rug weavers and a blacksmith.

  • Marching Commodores post big improvement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores improved their performance by 18 points over the previous contest when they did a stand-still, indoor show at the South Spencer Invitational Saturday, their director said Tuesday.

    “We do pretty well when we’re standing still,” Andrea Clark said. “We just have to translate that to the field, then things would be going really well.”