Today's News

  • 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

    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.”

  • Director: Band ‘gave their all’ despite storm’s chaos

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen were warming up at Springs Valley Saturday when a deluge of rain chased all but Paoli’s performers inside.

    When they arrived at the French Lick school, the rains hadn’t begun, Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday. The performers changed into their uniforms, then “five minutes into our practice, it started pouring,” she explained.

  • Walking around the world

    William Tell Elementary students, accompanied by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, teachers and other staff and parents gathered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Wednesday for a brisk early-autumn walk to school. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Southern Indiana Power contract dispute in its second week


    TELL CITY – Line-crew employees of Southern Indiana Power were locked out of their jobs last week after voting to turn down a final union offer over wages the electric cooperative offered to them in a proposed four-year contract.

    The two sides disagreed this week on each other’s offer over pay and benefits.

  • County employees work to save funds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph suggested when she was campaigning for her office last year centralized purchasing could help the county save money. If all of the county departments work together to buy items such as office supplies, they could get volume discounts, she noted.