Today's News

  • City proclaims this to be Police Week

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder and the city’s common council proclaimed this to be Police Week there in a regular meeting Monday. 

    She read a proclamation that noted 900,000 law-enforcement officers serve in communities across the nation, “including the dedicated members of the Cannelton Police Department.”

  • Waupaca earns Lincoln Hills Community Partner Award

     TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry’s Plant 5 in Tell City and its employees earned Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s 2012 Community Partner Award, the organization announced.

  • Relay for Life supports free patient programs and services

    PERRY COUNTY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and offer help to patients in Perry County who are battling the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will take place June 9-10 at Perry Central High School.

  • Burton – Hagedorn

    Wendell and Faye Burton of Columbia, Ky., and Randy and Doris Hagedorn of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kayla Ruth Burton and Vincent Randall Hagedorn.

    The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Adair County High School in Columbia and a 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
    Mr. Hagedorn is a graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in chemistry.

  • Wellness Walk

     William Tell Elementary School students stretched their legs Wednesday morning for an international wellness program titled All Children Exercising Simultaneously. Students and staff walked to and from Joe Schaeffer Park. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for students, who took part in a triathlon earlier this month and were invited to bike to school last week. 

  • Indiana 66 to be closed by Friday

    CANNELTON – Indiana 66 in Cannelton, the city’s Seventh Street, will be closed for construction by Friday, Mayor Mary Snyder said Monday.

    The News reported May 7 the Indiana Department of Transportation plans closures of two sections of the state highway for 60 days each. During the first phase, drivers traveling east will be directed to take Herzeele Street to Fourth to Taylor, then back to Seventh Street. Detour information for the second phase will be published before it begins. 

  • 16 teachers to retire this month

     TELL CITY – A small crowd gathered in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium May 8 for the Tell City-Troy Township monthly school board meeting. Most were students who the board recognized for their achievements during the academic year.

    High-school Principal Brad Ramsey first introduced the board to academic team members, who placed in the top 10 in the state in Class 3A. The announcement brought a round of applause from everyone present at the meeting.

  • City hopes to reduce trash, increase residents’ pride

    CANNELTON – As the city’s 175th anniversary draws closer, Cannelton city officials want to put a stop to residents’ practices that literally “trash” the town and begin one intended to increase their pride.

    A city ordinance requires residents to place their trash containers out for pickup no more than 12 hours before and put them away no more than 12 hours after city workers run their trash routes, one noted.

  • TC dad charged with battering 4-month-old




    TELL CITY – A Tell City infant continued to battle for her life this week after she was allegedly battered by her father Friday. 

    Four-month-old Ashlyn Groves was being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with a fractured skull, facial bruises and other injuries. The child was flown to Louisville early Saturday from Perry County Memorial Hospital. 

  • Private-equity firm buys Waupaca Foundry



    WAUPACA, Wis. – Perry County’s largest employer has a new owner. ThyssenKrupp AG, a global materials and technology group based in Essen, Germany, announced this week the sale of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc., its U.S. foundry business, to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm. 

    A stock purchase agreement signed by both parties was approved by the ThyssenKrupp supervisory board. The sale is expected to close in coming weeks. The purchase price was not disclosed.