Local News

  • Veterans Day at Golden Living Center
  • Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    PERRY COUNTY – The holidays are fast approaching and the local Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers.

    Randy Roccia is kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and he hopes families and representatives of local businesses, churches, clubs and civic organizations will help ring bells this season.

    “We will have kettles in front of each Wal-Mart entrance through Thursday, Dec. 24,” he said. “We are allowed to ring bells from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.”

  • Fire engulfs cabin
  • Traffic stop leads to meth-related charges

    TELL CITY – A Rockport man was arrested last Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of items police said were used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    According to officers, Patrolman Phillip Flamion initiated a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Humboldt Street after noticing that the vehicle’s registration had expired. An examination of the vehicle’s contents allegedly revealed items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

  • Tell City’s new police dog, Piko, is on patrol




    Tell City’s new police canine is on patrol, ready to serve and protect and, when called upon, to take a bite out of crime.

    Piko (pronounced Pee-Ko) is a 16-month-old German shepherd born in Slovakia. He and Patrolman Jason Shadwick graduated Nov. 17 from Top Dogs K9 School in Evansville. Shadwick called the six weeks of training one of the most challenging experiences of his career.

  • Rain postponesCannelton parade until Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Pending rain forced the postponement, for the first time in many years, of Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade Friday.

    The event will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will be one of three local parades this weekend.

    Parade entries in Cannelton will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.

  • Family’s passion fuels Flash’s Suzuki

    TROY -– When the owners of Flash’s Suzuki, Mark and Angie Kleeman, selected the site for their storefront near the Perry-Spencer county line in Troy three decades ago, they positioned themselves perfectly for the customer base they serve. Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River and even closer to the thousands of wooded acres that compose the landscape, it was the perfect setting for the business’ marine and all-terrain vehicle theme.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke repeats as martial arts world champion

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke is a two-time world champion! The Perry County man took elite first place in a weapons division and second place in forms during the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

    “This is the second year in a row I was able to attend this competition, turning in the same results,” Duke said. “It’s a proud feeling to represent Tell City.”

  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night. 

  • Parks board to seek estimates for Magnet restrooms

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department plans to seek estimates soon for work to complete its restroom building at its Magnet park.

    Phase one, which was installing the underground tanks and the building’s foundation, as been completed. But the contractor who erected the restroom buildings at the county’s Derby and Rome parks several years ago said completion of the Magnet building will probably cost about $6,000 more than each of those did, Parks Board President Brad Franzman reported Wednesday.