Local News

  • Rome bicentennial planning meeting Dec. 7

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Rome Courthouse. The group is working on plans for activities in 2018 to mark the 200th anniversary of the courthouse. Events and dates are expected to be finalized at the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

  • Santa’s Elves to mail giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Elves will mail a giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! this December, a recreation of a 1931 postcard that was canceled in Santa Claus, Indiana, and believed to be the largest postcard ever mailed.

    The Elves’ replica postcard is 55-by-102 inches and features an image of the 22-foot-tall Santa Claus Statue on the front. The back of the postcard resembles the 1931 version but features the 2017 Santa Claus postmark.

  • Tell City’s dispatchers going online


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works approved a revamped call-handling system for the Tell City Police Department at its Monday meeting. The system will be provided by PowerPhone, which has worked with emergency management for 30 years and provides technology and resources for dispatchers across the country.

  • Northern Perry County man charged with arson in barn fire




    BRISTOW – A Perry County man was charged with arson Saturday just hours after allegedly setting fire to a neighbor’s barn. According to Sheriff Alan Malone, Grant Burch, 23, of Bristow, was jailed on one count of arson, a level 4 felony, and one charge of resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

    Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, central dispatch in Tell City received a call that a barn located at 5481 State Road 62 was on fire. The location of the fire was near Interstate 64.

  • Tell City council renews contract with Perry County Development Corp.


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Council voted to renew its contract with the Perry County Development Corp. at their regular meeting Monday evening.

  • First winter hike set for Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The first of 10 winter and early spring hikes across some of the most scenic areas of Perry County is set for Saturday morning. This year’s series of hiking experiences, with a new coordinator, is made possible under a partnership with the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Blaze destroys Rocky Point business



    ROCKY POINT – A late-morning blaze destroyed the Rocky Point Bar and Grille Monday, reducing the popular eatery overlooking the Ohio River to little more than a pile of rubble. Cannelton firefighters were notified just before noon that smoke was coming from the rear of the restaurant.

    By the time the first fire units arrived, plumes of smoke were billowing from the back of the structure. Flames soon shot through the roof.

  • Two very Merry Christmas parades



    Parade Winners


    PERRY COUNTY – Winning floats and other entries have been announced in Tell City and Leopold Christmas parades held this past weekend:

    Tell City Parade

    Overall: German American Bank, Christmas Vacation

    Civic: William Tell Center, Train pulling children

    Youth: Tell City Marching Marksmen, Tell City Junior-Senior High School

  • Fire threatens Rocky Point restaurant

  • TC Schools’ wellness clinic opens


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A health clinic provided by Perry County Memorial Hospital covering employees and their families at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is now open. An open house and Chamber of Commerce dedication was held Thursday at the wellness clinic located at 148 13th St.

    The hope is the new endeavor will improve the overall wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, as well as get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.