Today's News

  • Interviews scheduled for superintendent candidates

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board has set interviews for prospective candidates for schools superintendent. The board will meet in closed session over the next week to interview candidates.

    The News reported last month that 16 people applied for the position. The board met Feb. 25 to narrow the field down to several candidates whom they plan to interview.

    Under a timeline prepared by the board last year, the board will choose two finalists, along with two alternates.

  • Tobinsport man charged

    TOBINSPORT – A weeklong investigation resulted in the arrest Wednesday of a Tobinsport man and the seizure of nearly one and a half pounds of marijuana.

  • Tuesday timber-industry tour will include prison visit

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s 44th annual timber-industry tour and banquet Tuesday. This year’s tour includes an opportunity to visit Branchville Correctional Facility and tour their woodworking and forestry programs.

  • Edward Jones Financial’s Jon Scheer opens second branch

    TELL CITY – Veteran Edward Jones Financial adviser Jon Scheer has announced that he has opened a new Edward Jones office at 435 Main St. in Tell City. The new office is the second Edward Jones branch for Tell City and opened in January.

    Scheer has been working with financial adviser Kelly Malone to serve investors throughout the Perry County area. Malone will continue serving investors from the office that Scheer established in 1989 at 615 Main St. in Tell City.

  • Cannelton residents: Want free money for home repair?

    CANNELTON – Cannelton homeowners are encouraged to apply for funding to help them make repairs to their houses, people working to obtain that money have said several times.

    Their most recent urging came during a special meeting of the city’s common council Feb. 24, when Tony Pappano explained procedures that will be followed if an application for a community-development block grant is successful.

  • Interns describe benefits of their work experiences

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “All I hear is that we are in a dire need of a skilled workforce,” Jim Heck said at the Perry County Development Corp. annual meeting Feb. 20.

    “I’m in about 12 counties; my workforce board covers nine,” the executive director for WorkOne Southwest told the audience of business and government officials gathered at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. “Every county that I’m in, they talk to me about … need(ing) for a skilled workforce.”

  • Math champs

    Students of William Tell Elementary School competed against six other area schools Thursday during the 18th annual Indiana Academic Math Bowl presented by Purdue University.

    The event was hosted by Lincoln Trail Elementary School near Lamar. William Tell students took first place in the competition, scoring 25 out of 32 possible points.

  • Public to comment on city’s annexation plans today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will hear public comments this evening on a proposed annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

    The hearing is open to the public and will be part of the city council’s monthly meeting. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the upstairs council chambers at City Hall.

    The council won’t vote on an annexation ordinance until its April meeting.

  • Seventh Street housing project awarded tax credits


    TELL CITY – A planned senior-housing complex along Seventh Street in Tell City was awarded more than $1.6 million in rental-housing tax credits and other state financing last week.

  • No Tell City players make All-PAC

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players made the All-PAC girls basketball team released Tuesday.
    The team was selected by conference coaches Feb. 17 but a team still playing in the IHSAA tourney then requested that it not be released until this week.
    Tell City finished seventh among nine teams with a 2-6 conference record, and none of the bottom three teams had any player make all-conference.
    Tell City junior center Kassidie Hayes led the honorable-mention list. Tell City senior forward/guard Logan Flannagan was third on that list.