Today's News

  • Downtown cleanup July 27

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is extending an invitation to area residents to volunteer in downtown Tell City for the first Downtown Clean Up Day to be held from 8 to 10 a.m. July 27.

    Residents, along with merchants and city personnel, are asked to meet in City Hall Park and join together in what Mayor Barbara Ewing hopes will be a promotion of pride in the community. 

    Watch for more details about the event in Monday’s edition. 

  • Zoning salary request dies without council motion


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A request to the county council to raise the county’s part-time zoning administrator’s pay died for lack of a motion at a regular meeting June 28. They approved with a caveat a request to cover $3,000 in attorney’s fees for the same office.

    “You kind of knew coming in what the salary and the hours were” for the administrator, Hubert Voges Jr., Councilman Stan Goffinet told him, “so maybe the next budget session we can change that.”

  • Every camper leaves Anderson Woods a winner

    The sixth week of camp at Anderson Woods Summer Camp ended, as every week does, at this camp for children and adults with special needs, located near Bristow. 

    On Thursday afternoon, just prior to the arrival of the campers’ parents and caregivers, each camper received an award recognizing something in particular at which the camper had excelled during the week. This ritual has become an event to which the campers look forward each week, and which they will ask about in the days leading up to it. 

  • United Way “Stuff the Bus” Returns

    PERRY COUNTY – “Are you ready to help ‘Stuff the Bus’ to help families in need?” asks Rebecca Fenn, director for United Way of Perry County.

  • Drought resources available

    PERRY COUNTY – According to a June 26 report from the Indiana Drought Monitor, the majority of southern Indiana is now classified in a severe drought effecting field crops, home landscaping, garden vegetables and streams and ponds throughout the area. 

    With the current conditions, field crops are deteriorating and affecting the future yield potential of corn and soybeans. Some may think that drought-stressed corn plants would be more beneficial as feed for cattle with the low yields potential. 

  • City delays one-way street designations


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Detours around Indiana 66 construction in Cannelton will go into effect approximately July 30, Mayor Mary Snyder said Wednesday morning.

    The city’s board of public works and safety had met and learned the city was informed the day before current work would likely continue another 10 days, the mayor said. 

  • Century warns it may close smelter


    Hancock County Clarion

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Talks between Big Rivers Electric Cooperative, the Century Aluminum smelter in Hawesville and the Rio Tinto aluminum smelter in Sebree, Ky., broke down this week. 

    Owners of the two smelters asked for a combined $110 million in concessions from Big Rivers on their power rates.

  • Plan commission OKs apartment project



    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission gave its approval last Thursday to a development plan for new independent living apartments a Tell City developer wants to build near Dauby Lane. 

    Ramsey Development will construct four buildings, each containing four apartments. 

  • Saturday marks Dragging Main’s return

    TELL CITY – If weather forecasters hit the mark, Saturday evening’s Dragging Main will benefit from slightly cooler conditions as hundreds – perhaps thousands – of people descend on Tell City to cruise the streets, meet friends and celebrate a generations-old Tell City tradition on wheels

    Dragging Main began last year with a Facebook post by county resident Joe Morton, who suggested it would be nice if people would gather again to cruise Main Street. 

  • Tell City Gets Its Big Apple

    New York may be known as the Big Apple but Tell City has a sizable apple of it own, located suitably in City Hall Park.

    Hoisted atop a 45-foot pole Wednesday morning with help from Tell City Electric Department Line Foreman Bob Damin, the 6-foot tall and equally wide aluminum apple-shaped design will be on display during next month’s Schweizer Fest. It is a project of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.