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Today's News

  • Hydrant flushing will begin Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday.

    Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas.

  • Purdue extension to host tree-pest workshop, other programs Nov. 18

    PERRY COUNTY – Emerald ash borer is a highly destructive insect that is invading Indiana woodlands. It is causing economic and environmental damage through killing ash trees throughout the state.

  • Hot Shot Repair & Rental open for business

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  • Plans simmer for annual Tell City chili cook-off

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee has set plans for its annual chili cook-off on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Everyone is asked to cook their best pot of chili and serve it to the public as they stroll Main Street during “Christmas in the Park.” The cost for each chili station is $10, with money going toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating vendors.

  • 68th annual Cannelton Fall Fest set for Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 68th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Chloe Hale, first-grader Taylor DuPont, second-grader Makayla Reed, third-grader Claire Sabelhaus, fourth-grader Maggie Dawson and fifth-grader Bre’ Noland.

  • Cannelton residents with faulty sewers to get letters

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Some Cannelton residents were to get letters from city sewer-department Superintendent Jerry Ball explaining problems discovered during smoke testing of sewer lines.

    Mayor Mary Snyder said during a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Oct. 14 she and Ball had discussed the problem. “With the holidays coming up, maybe we could wait until after the end of the year, and maybe send (letters) out the first of February,” she suggested.

  • Year-end party coming back

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Halloween is still more than a week away but plans for the last holiday of the year, New Year’s Eve, and Tell City’s second Silvesternacht are fast taking shape.

  • Tell City Schools chief to retire

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY — Lynn Blinzinger, who took the reins of Tell City-Troy Township Schools in 2011, announced Oct. 8 he will step down next summer.

    Blinzinger said he wanted to give the board as much notice as possible to begin the process of choosing a successor. However, he said he won’t take part in interviews or otherwise become part of the process of hiring the next superintendent.

  • Getting a good view

    Lydia Hollinden, 5, gets ready to watch Tuesday’s Jasper cross country sectional races while perched on the shoulders of her grandfather, Tony Hollinden. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Council gives Barr 4 new deadlines on Heck building

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A historic Cannelton building that was thrice ordered to be demolished got a reprieve through a settlement conference, city attorney John Werner said during a common-council meeting last Monday.

    He and Mayor Mary Snyder attended the conference in Evansville to address “what I think everybody up here (at the council table) would recognize as the Carolyn Barr situation over the Heck building,” he said.