Local News

  • Troy council schedules rate meeting for Oct. 14

    TROY – The Troy Town Council will have a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Town Hall meeting room.

    The meeting will give the public a chance to ask questions and make comments about a proposed rate hike for the Troy water and sewer utilities.

    The town council’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include adoption of the town’s 2016 budget.

  • Rome Fire Department announces raffle winners

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department has announced winners from its recent raffle. The following are listed by prize donor and winner.

  • Oct. 15 marks Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

    WABASH VALLEY – The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is one month away – Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m. – and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this drill promoting earthquake safety preparation and awareness.

    Indiana is exposed to a serious threat of earthquakes along the New Madrid Seismic Zone – located 180 miles southwest of Evansville – and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, which encompasses parts of Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana.

  • Candidate forums scheduled

    PERRY COUNTY – A pair of forums next week will give local candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton an opportunity to speak on issues they believe are important.

    Cannelton candidates are invited to attend a forum Tuesday evening, Oct. 13,  in the city’s council chambers, located in town hall in the lower level of the city library. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

    Tell City candidates are invited to a 6 p.m. forum Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Tell City Depot.

  • TC marchers plan for strong push to district

    FRENCH LICK – In a tightly scored marching competition Saturday, the Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fifth at The Festival of Marching Bands, hosted by Springs Valley High School. During a cold and wet day, the band pushed through harsh conditions to finish strong against some talented competition.

    Trailing class winner, Corydon Central, by 7.6 points, second through seventh positions were separated by just over 4 points.

  • County clerk, court offices to use state’s Odyssey document service


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– Those seeking documents from the Perry County clerk’s or court offices may soon be able to do so with a little more ease. According to Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet, the courthouse is planning to soon use an online document tool, called Odyssey Case Management System, which will be provided free of charge.

  • Moped and semi truck collide north of Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – A moped driver sustained a head injury Monday when he turned into the tandem wheels of a semi trailer on Indiana 545, Perry County Deputy Richard Myers said.

    The accident happened in front of American Colloid Co. and the helicopter that lifted the moped driver, Jacob Snyder of Troy, to the hospital landed in the grass beside that company’s parking lot.

    “Luckily, nobody died,” said Myers.

  • Airport authority to construct new hangar


    Staff Writer


    ST. MARKS – A recently announced project to add a T-hangar to the Perry County Municipal Airport will allow for increased air traffic. The soon-to-begin project will model an existing hangar and allow for the storage of an additional 8 planes.

    The county council, at their Sept. 30 session, approved an appropriation of $400,000 from the airport authority’s budget to fund the construction.

  • Dennison named Lincoln Hills executive director

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. board president Clayton N. Jefford announced this week that Randy Dennison has been hired to succeed the community action agency’s executive director and chief executive officer, Larry K. Kleeman. 

    A months-long effort by a candidate search committee, comprised of board members, staff, and community members, culminated in Dennison’s unanimous selection at a special meeting of the board Sept. 21. 

  • Saturday schedule packed for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    The community of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s historic downtown. There will be plenty to do and see.