Today's News

  • Christmas trains coming to Tell City




    TELL CITY – All aboard the Polar Bear Express!

    A series of Christmas-themed train rides featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus and a festive polar bear, named Snowflake, will begin departing from the Tell City Depot later this month. The excursion rides will venture to the North Pole … Troy actually … and add more steam to a community rail group’s efforts to offer fun train rides throughout the year.

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  • IDEM hearing slated on proposed Riverview plant

    LINCOLN CITY – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced a new date and location concerning a formal public hearing on the Riverview Energy Corp. facility. Topics will focus on the pending issuance of new source construction and Part 70 operating permits for the Riverview plant being considered in Dale. On Dec. 5, IDEM will allow for public input and testimony regarding the proposed plant that would be located at 4702 E. County Road 2000 N. in Dale.

  • Lincoln powder horn at presidential library


    Staff Writer


    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – One of Spencer County’s celebrated Lincoln artifacts, a powder horn used by Abe Lincoln during his service in the 1832 Black Hawk War, is currently on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The horn is on loan to the museum from its current owner, county resident Carl Harmon.

  • Cannelton Schools’ 2019 spending plan adopted


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board of Trustees finalized several financial documents during its Oct. 25 regular session, including the corporation’s 2019 budget, capital projects fund expenditures for 2019-21 and bus replacement plan for 2019-23.

    Presented at previous months’ meetings, the board didn’t discuss the matter again before adopting the fiscal spending plans.

  • United Way, Catholic Charities seeking donations for Christmas Angel Store

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is enhancing its Holiday Helpers United Way Program by collaborating with Catholic Charities this year to create a Christmas Angel Store.

    Instead of putting angels on the trees at Walmart and in local banks, there will be opportunities for community angels to donate and make Christmas a little brighter for our local children in need. Donation boxes have been placed at local participating businesses labeled with specific needs for our new Christmas Angel Store. 

  • For best yard results, rake: Fall leaves ideal for mulch and compost

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop! We rake and pile; and they jump. I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Cannelton school candidates share goals


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton voters will fill three seats on the city’s school board Tuesday from a field of six candidates.

    Current board members Barbara Beard, Gerald “Jerry” Harris and Robert Olberding are seeking to retain their respective seats. Newcomers Susan Simpson Entwistle, Marion N. Lawalin and John W. Young III are seeking a first term.

    The News contacted all candidates but was able to obtain information from only three.


  • Marching Marksmen 12th at semi-state


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen wrapped up the competition season this past weekend playing an interpretation of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” The Indiana State School Music Association semi-state competition saw the advancement of 10 school bands to state finals to be held in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 3. Tell City Marching Marksmen finished 12th among 20 school bands and did not advance.

  • Early voting heavy as midterm election nears




    TELL CITY – Interest in Tuesday’s mid-term election has fueled early voting, with the number of votes cast already nearing 2016 totals.

    As of Wednesday, more than 2,370 people had cast early ballots either in person at the courthouse or through the mail-in balloting process. County Clerk Mandi Mogan said that is within 100 votes of the early voting totals in the presidential election of 2016. Turnout in mid-term elections is normally lighter than in presidential election years.